Year In Review: 12 Songs That Made 2011 A Special Year For Country Music (page 11)

Welcome back, Martina...she shows up twice in this list. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Welcome back, Martina…she shows up twice in this list. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]George Strait[/lastfm] – “Here For A Good Time” (MCA/UMG)

2011 marks George Strait’s 30th anniversary in Country Music.

His hits are always fresh…yet always consistently King George.

And after years of leaving the songwriting to the likes of Dean Dillon, Mark D. Sanders and Norro Wilson, the King has been teaming with his son Bubba – with help from Dean Dillon – in penning much of his recent music, including “Here For A Good Time”, which recently became Strait’s 58th Number One song.

The Number Ones come less frequently these days but the point is…they still come.

And he has more of them than any artist in any genre of music.

More than The Beatles. More than Sinatra. More than Michael Jackson…Madonna…Whitney Houston…Garth Brooks.

The coolest part is, he did it his way.

George Strait IS Country Music.