George Strait albums discography

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George Strait discography

George Strait on The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, XL Center, Hartford, Connecticut, February 23, 2013
Releases
Studio albums 26
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 12
Soundtracks 1

The George Strait albums discography consists of 26 studio albums, two live albums, and eight compilation albums by American country music singer George Strait. Of these albums, 36 have received a certification of at least Gold from the Recording Industry Association of America, and five reached No.1 on the Billboard 200. His highest-certified album is the 1992 release Pure Country, which is certified sextuple-platinum for U.S. shipments of six million copies; his highest overall is the 1995 box set Strait Out of the Box, which is certified octuple platinum. Of his studio albums, all but George Strait (2000), Twang (2009), Here for a Good Time (2011) and Love Is Everything (2013) are certified platinum or higher. As of June 2014, he has sold 45 million albums in the US since 1991 when SoundScan started tracking album sales,[1] and has amassed more top 10 albums than any other artist in that time.[2]

Studio albums[edit]

1981–1990[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications[3][4]
(sales threshold)
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
Strait Country 26
  • US: Platinum
Strait from the Heart
  • Release date: June 3, 1982
  • Label: MCA Records
18
  • US: Platinum
Right or Wrong
  • Release date: October 6, 1983
  • Label: MCA Records
1 163
  • US: Platinum
Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
  • Release date: September 26, 1984
  • Label: MCA Records
1 150
  • US: Platinum
Something Special
  • Release date: August 29, 1985
  • Label: MCA Records
1
  • US: Platinum
#7
  • Release date: May 14, 1986
  • Label: MCA Records
1 127
  • US: Platinum
Ocean Front Property
  • Release date: January 12, 1987
  • Label: MCA Records
1 117
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
If You Ain't Lovin' You Ain't Livin'
  • Release date: February 22, 1988
  • Label: MCA Records
1 87
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Beyond the Blue Neon[A]
  • Release date: February 6, 1989
  • Label: MCA Records
1 92
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Livin' It Up
  • Release date: May 15, 1990
  • Label: MCA Records
1 35
  • US: Platinum
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

1991–2000[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[3][4]
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
CAN Country
[7]
CAN
[8]
Chill of an Early Fall
  • Release date: March 19, 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
4 45
  • US: Platinum
Holding My Own
  • Release date: April 21, 1992
  • Label: MCA Records
5 33 17
  • US: Platinum
Easy Come, Easy Go
  • Release date: September 28, 1993
  • Label: MCA Records
2 5 2
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Lead On
  • Release date: November 8, 1994
  • Label: MCA Records
1 26 3
  • US: 2× Platinum
Blue Clear Sky
  • Release date: April 23, 1996
  • Label: MCA Records
1 7 3 49
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Carrying Your Love with Me
  • Release date: April 22, 1997
  • Label: MCA Records
1 1 1 28
  • US: 3× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
One Step at a Time 1 2 3 23
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Always Never the Same
  • Release date: March 2, 1999
  • Label: MCA Nashville
2 6 2 73
  • US: Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
George Strait
  • Release date: September 19, 2000
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 7 8
  • US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2001–2010[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[3][4]
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
CAN
[9]
The Road Less Traveled
  • Release date: November 6, 2001
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 9
  • US: Platinum
Honkytonkville
  • Release date: June 10, 2003
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 5
  • US: Platinum
Somewhere Down in Texas
  • Release date: June 28, 2005
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 1
  • US: Platinum
It Just Comes Natural
  • Release date: October 3, 2006
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 3
  • US: Platinum
Troubadour
  • Release date: April 1, 2008
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 1 13
  • US: Platinum
Twang
  • Release date: August 11, 2009
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 1 4
  • US: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2011–present[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[3][4] Sales
US Country
[6]
US
[6]
CAN
[6]
Here for a Good Time
  • Release date: September 6, 2011
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 3 12
Love Is Everything
  • Release date: May 14, 2013
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 2 8
  • US: Gold

Compilations[edit]

1981–2000[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[3][4]
(sales threshold)
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
CAN Country
[7]
Greatest Hits
  • Release date: March 4, 1985
  • Label: MCA Records
4 157
  • US: 4× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
Greatest Hits Volume Two
  • Release date: September 7, 1987
  • Label: MCA Records
1 68
  • US: 3× Platinum
Ten Strait Hits
  • Release date: December 31, 1991
  • Label: MCA Records
7 46 14
  • US: Platinum
Strait Out of the Box
  • Release date: September 12, 1995
  • Label: MCA Records
9 43 7
  • US: 8× Platinum
Latest Greatest Straitest Hits
  • Release date: March 7, 2000
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 2 5
  • US: 2× Platinum
  • CAN: Gold
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

2001–present[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[3][4]
(sales threshold)
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
CAN
[6]
20th Century Masters: The Millennium Collection
  • Release date: March 26, 2002
  • Label: MCA Nashville
8 76
  • US: Platinum
50 Number Ones
  • Release date: October 5, 2004
  • Label: MCA Nashville
1 1 8
  • US: 7× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum
22 More Hits
  • Release date: November 13, 2007
  • Label: MCA Nashville
4 13
  • US: Gold
Icon
  • Release date: September 13, 2011
  • Label: MCA Nashville
14 62
Icon 2
  • Release date: November 8, 2011
  • Label: MCA Nashville
35
Sixty Number Ones
  • Release date: May 14, 2013
  • Label: MCA Nashville
54
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Live albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications[3]
(sales threshold)
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
CAN
[6]
For the Last Time: Live from the Astrodome
  • Release date: February 11, 2003
  • Label: MCA Nashville
2 7
  • US: Gold
Live at Texas Stadium
(with Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett)
4 11
The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium
  • Release date: September 16, 2014
  • Label: MCA Nashville
2 4 16
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Christmas albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart
positions
Certifications[3]
(sales threshold)
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
Merry Christmas Strait to You!
  • Release date: September 8, 1986
  • Label: MCA Records
17
  • US: 2× Platinum
Merry Christmas Wherever You Are
  • Release date: September 21, 1999
  • Label: MCA Nashville
10 78
  • US: Gold
20th Century Masters: The Christmas Collection
  • Release date: September 23, 2003
  • Label: MCA Nashville
60
Fresh Cut Christmas[B]
  • Release date: 2006
  • Label: MCA Nashville
  • US: Platinum
Classic Christmas
  • Release date: October 7, 2008
  • Label: MCA Nashville
16 90
Christmas Time: 15 Holiday Favorites 62
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Soundtracks[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions[6] Certifications[3][4]
(sales threshold)
US Country
[5]
US
[6]
CAN Country
[7]
CAN
[8]
Pure Country
  • Release date: September 15, 1992
  • Label: MCA Records
1 6 1 32
  • US: 6× Platinum
  • CAN: Platinum

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ Beyond the Blue Neon also peaked at number 5 on the RPM Country Albums chart in Canada.[7]
  • B ^ Unable to chart due to being only available at one retailer (Hallmark Gold Crown).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Grein, Paul (May 28, 2014). "Wanna See George Strait’s Final Show? It’ll Cost You". Chart Watch. Retrieved June 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Paul Grein (May 22, 2013). "Week Ending May 19, 2013. Albums: Strait Ties McCartney". Chart Watch (Yahoo). 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i RIAA Gold and Platinum Search for albums by George Strait RIAA Database
  4. ^ a b c d e f g CRIA Certification Database
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h Whitburn, Joel (2007). Hot Country Albums 1964 to 2007. Record Research, Inc. p. 241. ISBN 0-89820-173-X. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n allmusic ((( George Strait > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))
  7. ^ a b c d "RPM magazine archives". RPM (magazine). Retrieved 2010-04-20. 
  8. ^ a b Peak chart positions for albums charting on the Canadian Albums Chart:
  9. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History - Canadian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 17, 2011. 
  10. ^ Caulfield, Keith (May 22, 2013). "Vampire Weekend Debuts At No. 1 On Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved May 22, 2013. 
  11. ^ Matt Bjorke (September 3, 2014). "Country Album Sales Report – September 3, 2014". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here here