George Strait First to Achieve 30 Consecutive Years of Top 10 Hits

George Strait has become the first artist to achieve 30 consecutive years of Top 10 hits on a Billboard chart. His latest single, “I Gotta Get to You,” climbed to No. 9 this week on the country airplay chart. His debut single for MCA, “Unwound,” cracked the Top 10 at country radio in 1981, and he’s scored at least one Top 10 single in each year since. “It just continues to be one heck of a ride that I’m enjoying every minute of,” Strait said. “Time does fly when you’re having fun. Thanks to all of my fans for their support. Long live country music!”