February 2, 2011 (Nashville, TN) King George consistently proves why he’s the King of Country and he’s continuing the tradition this year. It was announced yesterday that Strait scored his 82nd career ACM nomination for Male Vocalist of the Year, a category he’s won six times and been nominated for 18 times.
“I never get tired of hearing my name in these announcements,” says Strait. “I’m thankful to the fans and the ACM.”
Nominees were announced at a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame® and Museum in Nashville yesterday. On April 3rd, Blake Shelton will join forces with country music star Reba to host the 46th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards live from Las Vegas on CBS at 7:00 pm central.
With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts). He 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’s CD Twang debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart. This is the fourth time in Strait’s career that a new release has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the 13th time debuting at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. His current single is “The Breath You Take.”
Strait’s currently touring the country with Reba and Lee Ann Womack in tow. For tour dates or more information, visit www.georgestrait.com.