George Strait Celebrates His Unprecedented 56th Chart-Topper with 'I Saw God Today'
King George Has More #1 Hits in a Single Chart Format than Any Other Recording Artist
George Strait, The King of Country Music, has more #1 hits in a single chart format than any other recording artist, including all genres of music. As "I Saw God Today" sits at the #1 spot on Billboard/R&R, one should take notice that it's been a great few weeks for George Strait.
His 37th album, Troubadour, debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and now he has an unprecedented total of 56 #1 singles to his name.
"I would just like to say thanks to all my fans out there," says Strait. "To have a number one record is very special, whether it's your first or one of many. 'I Saw God Today' is a beautifully written song which reaches very tender places in many people's hearts. I would like to thank Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, and Wade Kirby and congratulate them on the success of their efforts in writing this great song. God Bless You All."
Luke Lewis, Chairman of UMG Nashville, states, "All of us at Universal Music Group are proud to be associated with George Strait. It is a privilege to work with him at a time when his work has put him in the Hall Of Fame and he continues to shatter every record in the book."
"George Strait is one of music's most consistent hitmakers for a reason -- he knows a hit song when he hears one and he only sings it if it fits him," reports Billboard Magazine and Entertainment Weekly proclaims, "George Strait is the most reliable record-maker and biggest one-man hit factory in any genre of music."
USA Today calls Strait a "Singer's Singer" and Rolling Stone says, "the hit single 'I Saw God Today' is one example of why folks call Strait 'King George' -- although this monarch is a uniter, not a divider."
Source: MCA Records