LATEST SINGLE FROM GEORGE STRAIT MARKS THE HIGHEST DEBUT OF HIS CAREER
 
RELEASE DATE FOR STRAIT’S NEW ALBUM MOVES UP TO JUNE 28 IN RESPONSE
 
Nashville, TN (April 14, 2005) – After 20 years of making timeless country music, earning armloads of awards, selling over 60 million albums, shattering attendance records in venues across the country and accruing more Number One singles than any other recording artist in history, it would seem there’s little left for the biggest name in country music to achieve. Nonetheless, he’s done it again. George Strait’s new single, “You’ll Be There,” is the highest charting debut of his career entering the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart at #30.

The first week out, “You’ll Be There,” was the Number One most added on the R&R charts and the second week of release, it was the Number One most added on the Billboard Charts. This week the song sits at #22 on the R&R Charts and # 21 on Billboard.

With the powerful ballad resonating with fans and radio personnel alike, it’s no wonder the album initially thought to be released in the fall, would be moved to June 28 to meet the demand.

Steve Guitarri, Program Director of WYGY in Cincinnati, OH cheered, ““I think this is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard…..Period.”

“You’ll Be There,” can be found on Strait’s 33rd album (title TBD) in stores June 28. The album was produced by George Strait and Tony Brown.

Look for George Strait performing live on the 40th Annual ACM Awards on May 17 at 8PM ET/PT on CBS.