Nashville, Tenn. (March 27, 2008) – George Strait, widely known as the “King of Country Music,” continues to raise the standard and follows up his CMA Album of the Year, It Just Comes Natural, with Troubadour, Strait’s 37th album which is now available in record stores and on-line.. From a numerical view, the album’s first single, “I Saw God Today,” already set a personal mark when it debuted at No. 19 on the country radio charts—higher than any other song he’s released in his career. Currently it sits at #4 on R&R/Billboard.
“It’s a great record to start it out with,” says Strait. “Anyone who has had a kid can relate to seeing them for the first time and know that it is really and truly is a gift from God.”
From a creative vantage point, the album as a whole is remarkable. Strait explores new musical turf with the calypso R&B in “River Of Love”; opens up to meaningful—and rare—guest appearances Von Patty Loveless, Vince Gill and songwriter pal Dean Dillon; and delivers the 12-song set with a voice that continues an extremely graceful evolution.