SIRIUS Satellite Radio Will Devote an Entire Channel to Country Star George Strait
Strait's entire catalog, including his forthcoming new album, will be featured
NEW YORK, Sept 27, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- SIRIUS Satellite Radio will devote an entire commercial-free channel to the music of George Strait, starting this Friday, September 29 at 6 am ET. The special broadcast will air through October 3 as channel 61, Prime Country, goes "Strait Up."
The channel will feature all George Strait music, including his upcoming new album, It Just Comes Natural, being released this Tuesday, October 3 by MCA Nashville. Music from his entire career, including live cuts and album tracks, along with excerpts from a recent interview with Strait, will be part of the exclusive channel.
Strait said, "It's an honor to have a SIRIUS channel dedicated to play my music for five days straight! Thanks to everyone at SIRIUS for sharing my music with your listeners!"
Strait will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame on November 6th during the 40th annual Country Music Awards. He recently surpassed Conway Twitty's record for the most No. 1 country hit singles with his latest hit song, "Give It Away." Since his 1981 debut, his albums have sold more than 60 million copies.
SIRIUS, the content leader in radio, is the first to dedicate entire 24- hour, commercial-free music channels to some of the world's greatest artists. SIRIUS currently dedicates music channels to The Who (channel 10), the Rolling Stones (channel 98) and Elvis Presley (channel 13). SIRIUS has previously dedicated channels to the music of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and David Gilmour / Pink Floyd.
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