George Strait Receives GRAMMY Nod
Nominations for the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards® (www.grammy.com) were announced this week by The Recording Academy® and reflected an eclectic mix of the best and brightest in music over the past year, as determined by the voting members of The Academy. Superstar George Strait received a Grammy nod for Best Country Album for his recent release HERE FOR A GOOD TIME. This marks his 4th album in a row to be nominated for the prestigious Grammy award.
Strait’s 39th studio album HERE FOR A GOOD TIME received rave reviews and is his eighth consecutive studio album to debut at #1 on the Top Country Album chart and his 24th overall #1 album. His CD also debuted at #3 on The Billboard 200 (behind Lil Wayne and Adele).
The title track “Here For A Good Time,” written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and songwriter Dean Dillon, is his 58th number one single. This also marks Strait’s first number one as a songwriter (an accomplishment he proudly shares with his son). His current single “Love’s Gonna Make It Alright” is currently at #32 on Mediabase and #28 on Billboard radio charts.
January 2012 begins a new year and a new tour for Superstar George Strait. The King of Country kicks off his 2012 tour January 27th in Lafayette, Louisiana and to date, the tour itinerary includes stops in Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada, Utah and Kansas. For tour information, visit www.georgestrait.com/tour.
George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (58 to date inclusive of all charts). He has had 84 out of 89 radio singles make it to Top 10 (73 of them Top 5 hits). The Texas native has sold nearly 69 million records and with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums has the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.
For the fourth year, nominations for the annual GRAMMY Awards were announced on primetime television as part of "The GRAMMY® Nominations Concert Live!! — Countdown To Music's Biggest Night®," a one-hour special broadcast live on CBS from Nokia Theatre at L.A. LIVE.
The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be held on "GRAMMY Sunday," Feb. 12, 2012, at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles and once again will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS from 8 – 11:30 p.m. (ET/PT).