Tuesday, June 25, 2013

AccuRadio Song Of The Day-George Strait

Artist:George Strait
Song:Give It All We Got Tonight
Album:Love Is Everything

Of course George Strait has been one of the most popular and durable country music artists since the 80s. He has had numerous number one country music hits. And he has also had success in films. I have written about Strait before and Love Is Everything is his new CD. Is it his last CD? The talk in Nashville has always been that Strait planned to retire on his 60th birthday. He turned 60 in 2012. His 2011 CD Here For A Good Time did well. It topped the Billboard Country Album chart. But none of the three singles from the album topped the charts. Strait announced in Sept. 2012 that he would go on a retirement tour. It's called The Cowboy Rides Away tour. He will do 20 concerts this year and then 20 more concerts next year. He says he's not touring after that. It doesn't mean he is retiring from recording. Love Is Everything is Strait's new CD. It was released last month. Give It All We Got Tonight was the first single from the CD released Oct. 2012. Universal launched a 60 for 60 campaign to make this his 60th number one country hit while Strait was still 60 years old. They cheated a little bit. It only reached #7 on the Billboard Country Singles chart but topped the Clear Channel owned Mediabase chart last month. That's what happens when a single is released months in advance of the album release. There is a 60 Number One Hits comp scheduled for release but it hasn't come out yet. They didn't even do a video for this song. The song was written by veteran producer Mark Bright (Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood), Tim James and Phil O'Donnell. The album was produced by veteran producer Tony Brown. Here is George Strait performing Give It All We Got Tonight on the 2013 ACM Awards broadcast. I think he looks a little tired in this video. Time will tell if George Strait retires but I don't think this is his final CD.

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