The King of Country Music will be taking over country radio again with his new single “I Believe.” The latest single from George Strait‘s new record “Love is Everything” is the follow-up to his 60th number one hit “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight.” He became the first artist in music history to get 60 career number one singles.
“I Believe” was co-written by George with his son, Bubba Strait, and Dean Dillion after watching the news coverage of the tragic school shooting in Newton last December. George lost a daughter at a young age and felt a special connection to the events and started to write the single, however, when he first was finishing the album he didn’t originally include the track. It was his wife, Norma, who got George to add the track to “Love is Everything.”
About the special connection to the song, George said:
“Like everybody, I was watching the coverage on TV. I know what these parents are going through. It’s the worst thing that can happen to you in your life. To lose a child….there’s nothing worse than that. So I started thinking about saying something about it.” He continues, “It’s a statement of faith, is really what it is. It turned out beautiful.”
Earlier this year Strait kicked off in high gear during the first leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The tour earned Strait the title as the highest ranked country act on Pollstar’s 2013 Worldwide Tickets Chart, and he is expected to announce details and dates for the 2014 leg of his tour, kicking off early next year, later this fall.
For more information on Strait, Love Is Everything, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour and more, visit GeorgeStrait.com.