George Strait’s #1 Albums
The King of Country, George Strait, is hanging up his touring saddle after decades of traveling the world. His "Cowboy Rides Away" tour is coming to San Antonio June 1st, and your time to register for a trip to the Alamo City to see the show is down to the final few days. All you need to do is register for the US 105 Nation and you'll be free to enter as many times as you'd like. But hurry, the deadline to enter is 11:59pm January 31st.
If you win this flyaway trip to see King George you'll fly to San Antonio (to avoid I-35 traffic and toll roads), stay on the world-famous Riverwalk for 2 nights, get 2 tickets to the concert and $500 spending cash. In honor of this dream trip, we bring you a closer look at George Straits #1 albums on the US Top 40 charts. He had plenty of #1 albums on the country charts, but only four #1 albums on the Top 40 chart.
Carrying Your Love with Me- Released April 22, 1997 by MCA Records
George Strait's first #1 album came in 1997 and featured four singles, including "One Night at a Time", "Carrying Your Love With Me", "Today My World Slipped Away" and "Round About Way". "Today My World Slipped Away" peaked at #3 on the singles chart while the other 3 singles peaked at #1. The album has been certified triple-platinum by the RIAA
Somewhere Down in Texas- Released June 28, 2005 on MCA Nashville Records
George Strait's 2nd #1 album came eight years after the first #1 album in Somewhere Down in Texas. The album peaked at #1 and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. Singles released include, "You'll be There" (peaked at #3 on country singles chart), "She Let Herself Go" (Strait's 40th #1 country single) and a cover of Merle Haggard's song "The Seashores of Old Mexico".
Troubadour- Released April 1, 2008 on MCA Nashville Records
Troubadour was the 25th album released by George Strait, and the third #1 album. The first single released from the album was "I Saw God Today", the highest-debut on the singles chart for Strait. The album, certified platinum by RIAA, also won Strait his first-ever Grammy Award for Best Country Album. Other singles from the album include "Troubadour" and "River of Love".
Twang- Released August 11, 2009 on MCA Nashville Records
Twang may have been George Strait's fourth #1 album and second-consecutive #1, but it has since only earned Gold status by RIAA. The first single released from the album was co-written by George's son Bubba and songwriter Dean Dillon. Twang marked the first time since 1982's Strait from the Heart to feature a song co-written by George Strait. The album was Strait's first since Honkytonkville in 2003 to not feature a #1 single on the country chart.