George Strait Scores Record-Setting 27th No. 1 Album on Billboard Country Chart

George Strait Scores Record-Setting 27th No. 1 Album on Billboard Country Chart

George Strait’s new 30th studio album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, selling 51,000 equivalent album units in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.

Honk Tonk Time Machine extends George’s record to 27 No. 1 albums on the chart. Both Garth Brooks and Willie Nelson are a distant second on the list with 17 No. 1 albums apiece.

Honky Tonk Time Machine also debuted at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart.

The new album features 13 songs, including 12 originals and a cover of Johnny Paycheck’s “Old Violin.” George co-penned eight of the tracks, including a duet with Willie Nelson, “Sing One With Willie.” Longtime collaboration Dean Dillon co-penned seven songs, while George’s son, Bubba, co-penned 10 tracks.

“It’s been about two years since I’ve released a record,” says George. “I hope everyone enjoys listening to Honky Tonk Time Machine as much as I enjoyed making it.”

Honky Tonk Time Machine Track Listing & Songwriters

  1. “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon)
  2. “Two More Wishes” (Jim Lauderdale and Odie Blackmon”
  3. “Some Nights” (Bubba Strait, Brice Long and Phillip White)
  4. “God and Country Music” with Harvey Strait (Luke Laird, Barry Dean and Lori McKenna)
  5. “Blue Water” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon)
  6. “Sometimes Love” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon)
  7. “Código” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon)
  8. “Old Violin” (Johnny Paycheck)
  9. “Take Me Away” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon)
  10. “The Weight of the Badge” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon)
  11. “Honky Tonk Time Machine” (Bubba Strait, Brice Long and Bart Butler)
  12. “What Goes Up” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Jeff Hyde)
  13. “Sing One with Willie” featuring Willie Nelson (George Strait, Willie Nelson, Bubba Strait and Buddy Cannon)

photo by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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