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Country Stars Rally to Push George Strait’s Latest Single to No. 1

Posted By Sarah Wyland On March 15, 2013 @ 7:12 AM In Country Music News | Comments Disabled

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NASHVILLE, TN – SEPTEMBER 26: Country Superstar George Strait announces The Cowboy Rides Away 2012-2014 final tour on September 26, 2012 at The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum/Ford Theater in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for George Strait)

Country music’s biggest stars and fans alike are getting behind George Strait [2] for the “Sixty For Sixty” movement which celebrates George as he approaches the 60th No. 1 single of his career with “Give It All We Got Tonight” before his 61st birthday on May 18. “Sixty For Sixty” started on Valentine’s Day when fans rallied on George’s Twitter [3] and Facebook [4]  pages to encourage local radio stations to spin the record.

Artists including Little Big Town, [5] Luke Bryan [6], Josh Turner [7], Darius Rucker [8] and more have joined the movement by recording a video urging fans and radio to support George’s single.  By visiting www.sixtyforsixty.com [9], fans can learn how they can help the movement using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The website will continuously update as more artists, celebrities, and fans join the movement.

It appears as though their efforts are paying off. “Give It All We Got Tonight” is the fastest Gold certification of George’s career and is currently in the Top 15 at country radio. It is the first single from his upcoming album, expected out in late spring.

Watch the “Sixty For Sixty” video below:

George is currently on his two-year final U.S. tour. So far, he has sold out 16 venues on the 2013 leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour within minutes, including record-breaking attendance figures in Knoxville, Tennessee, Lexington, Kentucky and in upcoming San Antonio and Houston markets.

Click here to view the embedded video. [10]

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[2] George Strait: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_george_strait

[3] Twitter: https://twitter.com/georgestrait

[4] Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/georgestrait?fref=ts

[5] Little Big Town,: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_little_big_town

[6] Luke Bryan: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_luke_bryan

[7] Josh Turner: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_josh_turner

[8] Darius Rucker: http://www.gactv.com/gac/ar_az_darius_rucker

[9] www.sixtyforsixty.com: http://www.sixtyforsixty.com/

[10] Click here to view the embedded video.: http://blog.gactv.com/blog/2013/03/15/country-stars-rally-to-push-george-straits-latest-single-to-no-1/

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