George Strait Is 60 for 60, Fellow Country Artists Celebrate in Fun Video
Every day is a good day to be George Strait, but now the superstar has more cause to celebrate his illustrious career than usual. Strait ignited 60 for 60 campaign, pushing to clinch his 60th No. 1 hit before his 61st birthday, which he celebrated over the weekend. The iconic country star hit his goal -- and his fellow country artists couldn't be happier for him.
Strait and his label, MCA, launched the push to get his latest single, 'Give It All You Got Tonight,' to the top of the charts. They rolled out the campaign via Facebook and Twitter on Valentine's Day, calling on country radio stations to play the tune as much as possible.
And it worked! Based on Mediabase charts, 'Give It All You Got Tonight' clinched the top slot on the country chart for the week of May 12-18. Strait turned 61 on Saturday May 18, so he and his label are calling their campaign a success. Talk about an awesome birthday present!
In honor of Strait's 61st birthday and 60th No. 1 hit, country artists turned out again to offer up kind words and congratulations. Most stars offered up "Happy Birthday!" messages and a general, "Congratulations on your 60th No. 1 hit!" But a few movers and shakers added personal touches to their warm wishes.
"Nice to be your friend, George," Paisley told to the camera. "Congratulations!"
"You're the King of Country Music, hands down," Gary Allan added to his message.
But of all the congratulations, Eddie Montgomery's might have been the most creative. "Hey George, hey man, 60 for 60, that's awesome! But I'll tell you -- what about going 80 for 80? What about that?" he asked the superstar.
We sure wouldn't mind seeing Strait go 80 for 80! But for now, we'll just say congratulations to the King of Country on his 60th No. 1 single.