In yet another demonstration of his unwavering appeal, George Strait rockets his latest
album, Love Is Everything, to the very top of this week’s Billboard country albums chart.
pegs the record’s initial sales at 119,598 copies, a number sufficient to lodge it at No. 2 on Billboard‘s all-genres
And there are more Strait achievements to note. Read on.
“Wagon Wheel” moves into the No. 1 berth on the country airplay
chart after a 20-week climb.
The remaining new albums are Trace Adkins’ Love
Will (No. 6), Jason Boland The Stragglers’ Dark Dirty
Mile (No. 25) and Strait’s Sixty Number Ones (No. 54).
Coming back to the albums chart are Old
Crow Medicine Show‘s aptly named Carry Me Back (No. 69), Blackberry Smoke’s
The Whippoorwill (No. 74) and Jamey Johnson’s Living for a Song: A Tribute
to Hank Cochran (No. 75).
The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Lady Antebellum’s
Golden (last week’s No. 1), Pistol Annies’ Annie Up, Blake
Shelton‘s Based on a True Story and Kenny Chesney’s Life on a Rock.
out the Top 5 songs array are Strait’s “Give It All We Got Tonight,” Tim McGraw’s “Highway
Don’t Care” with Taylor Swift, Florida Georgia Line’s “Get
Your Shine On” and Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here,” featuring
Pistol Annies Friends.
And while “Give It All We Got Tonight” is No. 2 on Billboard‘s country airplay
chart, the single did reach No. 1 on the Mediabase airplay list, giving him his 60th No. 1 career hit as reflected by all
trade publications, including the competing Mediabase chart used by Country Aircheck and, previously, Radio
Records. The track is still showing upward momentum on Billboard‘s airplay chart monitored by Nielsen BDS and is
likely to become Strait’s latest Billboard No. 1 on Monday (May 27).
Strait’s record label, MCA Nashville,
promoted the latest single as part of a “60 for 60″ campaign. He celebrated his 61st birthday on May 18.