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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 07: George Strait performs onstage during the 54th Academy Of Country Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 07, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

George Strait made history with a record-making 27th No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with his latest, Honky Tonk Time Machine. With 51,000 equivalent album units, the album also lands at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart and marks the largest week of 2019 for any country album.

Strait kicked off his album launch with a sold-out show at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. He performed hits from across his 30+ year career and debuted songs from the new album.

He then performed three times on the ACM Awards on Sunday (4/7) and presented Jason Aldean with the Artist of the Decade Award.

Produced by George Strait and Chuck Ainley, Honky Tonk Time Machine includes 13 tracks, eight of which were written by Strait himself.

The album includes “Sing One with Willie” featuring Willie Nelson and George’s own take on the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin.”

-Nancy Brooks