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George Strait Tops 25-Year Country Chart

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George Strait was recently named #1 on Billboard’s list of the top 25 country artists of the past 25 years.

Strait beat out huge names, such as Reba McEntire and Garth Brooks to top the list, which ranked artists based on chart performance from 1985-2010. He holds 44 number-one country chart singles (and also 82 chart singles overall), more than any other artist in the chart’s 64-year history. He is also the only artist in Billboard’s history to have top ten singles for 30 consecutive years.

Others in the top 25 include, LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, the Dixie Chicks, The Judds, Shania Twain, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Alan Jackson, and more.

The complete list can be found online here, and for more info on how the list was comprised visit Billboard’s site.