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George Strait notches another number one song

Monday, April 21, 2008 – George Strait just saw a number one year again today with the information from his publicist that the Texas superstar earned his 56th number 1 song with "I Saw God Today." The charts officially are out Thursday.

"I would just like to say thanks to all my fans out there," said Strait. "To have a number one record is very special, whether it's your first or one of many. 'I Saw God Today' is a beautifully written song which reaches very tender places in many people's hearts. I would like to thank Rodney Clawson, Monty Criswell, and Wade Kirby and congratulate them on the success of their efforts in writing this great song. God Bless You All."

Luke Lewis, Chairman of UMG Nashville, said, "All of us at Universal Music Group are proud to be associated with George Strait. It is a privilege to work with him at a time when his work has put him in the Hall Of Fame, and he continues to shatter every record in the book."

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