The George Strait "60 For 60" campaign was a success, and gives the singer an unprecedented musical milestone. The country star's most recent single, "Give It All We Got Tonight" has topped the Mediabase chart to become Strait's 60th number one hit. That's more chart-toppers than any other artist in any musical genre. And Strait did so while he was still 60.
The song went to number one on the chart for the week of May 12th through the 18th. Strait's 61st birthday was on the 18th. George says he's thankful to his fans and country radio for all their support, because "they are the ones who made this happen" - both with this song and all his other hits.
He adds that when he released "Give It All We Got Tonight" he just hoped he was putting out music his fans would enjoy, and didn't realize he was "making history."
A host of country stars are helping George celebrate the milestone in a special birthday video. Lady Antebellum, Eric Church, Trace Adkins, Scotty McCreery, Darius Rucker, and Vince Gill contribute to the clip, along with Gary Allan, Billy Currington, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Charlie Daniels, and many, many others. Montgomery Gentry's Eddie Montgomery calls the feat "awesome," and suggests a new goal, asking "what about going 80 for 80?"
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