Posts Tagged ‘George Strait’
There is good news in our “Featured Gospel” category this morning. New Haven Records in partnership with the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will release the CD “Sunday in the Country, 12 Inspiring Hits From Today’s Top Country Artists” this month.
“It’s Just That Way” by Alan Jackson is the most-played video in our library these days, followed by Amarillo By Morning by George Strait. But “Homesick” by Hank Williams Jr and Tammy Wynette’s “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad” are also in the top six.
“Legends of Country Music” will perform at 7 p.m. Thursday and on February 25 at Apache Junction High School Performing Arts Center, 2525 S. Ironwood Drive, in Apache Junction Arizona.
After 2800 plays over the last month, Liz Talley and Marty Robbins are in the Top 12 country music videos, while Tru Country holds on to #1. Here are the standings as of Monday morning, February 16th, 2010.
Tracking reports show Australians pushed Slim Dusty into the Top 6 overnight by playing Slim Dusty’s “Lights On The Hill”, while “Amarillo By Morning” from George Strait remains in the #1 most-played spot. (The Top 6 is now the Top 12 with recent programming changes. See the Top 12 videos here)
This is The Roundup for the third full week of January, 2010. Here is what’s happening in traditional country music:
George Strait had 44 Number 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts. Counting all other music charts, Strait has amassed a total of 57 number 1 hits overall. The achievement for Strait, and country music, meant George Strait produced more hits than anyone in any other genre of music. He has been active from 1975 through the present, but his first charted release was in 1981.
George Jones gave his opinions and thoughts about country music recently. Here is a part of what George Jones said in an article by Jeff Thomas from Mercury News wire reports:
The fine people over at Sweetgrass Talent pointed us to Todd Fritsch, saying this musician would be a good fit for the audience here at The Country Classics. They are right about that. Since this is also Cowboy Country month for us, allow me to introduce of Todd Fritsch. A cowboy, rancher, and fine country singer Fritsch has the honesty and sincerity of George Strait and Dan Roberts. Todd has reportedly recorded 5 brand new songs with his new production team in Nashville, Tennessee and is ready to present the fresh material to his fans.
Back in 1984 I bought George Strait’s “Does Forth Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” and I dusted it off today.