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CMA nominations announced

Posted by Administrator on September 10, 2013 at 12:10 PM Comments comments (0)


Nominations for the 47th annual Country Music Association awards were announced Tuesday (Sept. 10) morning. The show, hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, will air on ABC on Nov. 6.


ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Blake Shelton
George Strait
Taylor Swift


FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Kelly Clarkson
Miranda Lambert
Kacey Musgraves
Taylor Swift
Carrie Underwood


MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
Blake Shelton
Keith Urban


VOCAL GROUP OF THE YEAR
Eli Young Band
Lady Antebellum
Little Big Town
The Band Perry
Zac Brown Band


VOCAL DUO OF THE YEAR
Big & Rich
Florida Georgia Line
Love and Theft
Sugarland
The Civil Wars
Thompson Square


SINGLE OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Merry Go ‘Round” – Kacey Musgraves
“Wagon Wheel” – Darius Rucker


ALBUM OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Artist and Producer(s))
“Based on a True Story” – Blake Shelton
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
“Red” – Taylor Swift
“Same Trailer Different Park” – Kacey Musgraves
“Tornado” – Little Big Town


SONG OF THE YEAR (Award goes to Songwriter(s))
“I Drive Your Truck” -Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington and Jimmy Yeary
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally and Kacey Musgraves
“Merry Go ‘Round” – Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne and Shane McAnally
“Pontoon” – Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Barry Dean
“Wagon Wheel” – Bob Dylan and Ketch Secor


MUSICAL EVENT OF THE YEAR(Award goes to each artist)
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton (featuring Pistol Annies)
“Cruise” – Florida Georgia Line (with Nelly)
“Don’t Rush” – Kelly Clarkson (featuring Vince Gill)
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw (with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban)
“The Only Way I Know” – Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church


MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR
Sam Bush (Mandolin)
Paul Franklin (Steel Guitar)
Dann Huff (Guitar)
Brent Mason (Guitar)
Mac McAnally (Guitar)


MUSIC VIDEO OF THE YEAR
“Blown Away” – Carrie Underwood
“Boys ‘Round Here” – Blake Shelton featuring Pistol Annies
“Downtown” – Lady Antebellum
“Highway Don’t Care” – Tim McGraw with Taylor Swift and Keith Urban
“Mama’s Broken Heart” – Miranda Lambert
“Tornado” – Little Big Town


NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
Lee Brice
Brett Eldredge
Florida Georgia Line
Kip Moore
Kacey Musgraves

 

George Strait Is A Believer

Posted by Administrator on July 9, 2013 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

 


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George Strait is getting ready to hit the airwaves with his latest single, “I Believe”. The superstar was moved to write something after watching news coverage of the mass murder at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in which 20 children and six adults lost their lives to a lone gunman last December.


Strait talks about “I Believe,” which he wrote with his son, Bubba, and songwriter Dean Dillon.  “It is a special song. Like everybody else, I was captivated by what went on in Newtown, watching the news. I was actually by myself at the ranch, and I’m watching and thinking how terrible it is, the parents losing their children and the other people that lost their lives there. Man, it’s such a sad thing. Having been through something like that before myself, I just knew I kinda wanted to say a little something. And so I called Bubba – I wrote a few things down, and I called Bubba, and I started talking to him. He said, ‘Dad, I was actually thinking the same thing.’ Bubba actually came up with the title. I wrote a bunch of stuff down that night and he did too, and I said, ‘Look, I’m gonna send this to Dean, ‘cause this song really needs one of those good ole Dean Dillon melodies and some finishing touches that I knew Dean could make it what it came out to be. I sent it out to Dean, and when Bubba went to write with him, they started tinkering with it and Dean came up with that melody and they changed a few things too and made it a stronger song.”


 

I Believe” is from George’s new album, 'Love is Everything'.

 

 


 

 

George Strait's Final The Cowboy Rides Away 2013 Tour Stop Sweeps San Antonio With 73,086 In Attendance

Posted by Administrator on June 2, 2013 at 9:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 


Photo:  Luke Holwerda


In September of 2012, the King of Country Music, George Strait, announced his final two-year U.S. jaunt, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, with 21 dates in 2013 and a similar schedule expected for 2014. Tonight, Strait performed his final show of the year to a sold-out capacity crowd of 73,086 attendees at the Alamodome in his hometown of San Antonio, Texas with special guests Martina McBride and Miranda Lambert--breaking his own attendance record previously set in 2010.


Strait opened revealing, "I've been thinking about this show all month long, and I have to admit, I was a litte nervous...but I'm not anymore!" The King then played for over two hours on a rotating stage in the center of the Alamodome.


Partway through the show (set list below) Strait broke stride after he performed one of his 60 No. 1’s, "River Of Love,” and introduced United States Marine Corps Staff Sergeant / E-6 Jose Sanchez to a captivated audience. Sanchez--with his wife Angela--was then recognized as the 339th recipient of the Military Warriors Support Foundation’s (MWSF) “Homes 4 Wounded Heroes” (H4WH) program. Then, in celebration of the last tour stop of 2013, Strait recognized the Faulkenberry family on stage—U.S. Army SFC John Faulkenberry with wife Sarah—as the final awardees (340th recipient through the overall program; 23rd of the tour) to receive a key directly from Strait. Both families received homes in the San Antonio area.


The 2013 H4WH home presentations were made possible through Strait’s longtime friend, Lieutenant General Leroy Sisco, U.S. Army (Retired) who shares, “Our foundation is thrilled at this opportunity to work with such an incredible patriot as George Strait and with his help we have helped change the lives of 23 heroes and their families by awarding 100% mortgage-free homes on ‘The Cowboy Rides Away’ tour.”

The homes made available for the program are donated to MWSF through partnerships and, as unveiled at Strait’s first 2013 show in Lubbock, were awarded to at least one service member at every tour stop on The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.


In addition to the homes, all the families presented homes from Strait and H4WH also received groceries for a year from Walmart, a flat screen television, and Strait's CD collection.


In addition to the charitable contributions through H4WH, Strait also partnered with CID Entertainment to facilitate a charity auction at every 2013 tour stop including front row Troubadour Package tickets, a meet-and-greet with Strait, and more. After the final 2013 tour stop in San Antonio, the program has raised $239,000 for The Jenifer Strait Foundation. Additionally, CID Entertainment abetted sales of 7,777 VIP tickets with San Antonio including a travel package with over 250 participating fans.


Clearly fans can't get enough of the King as Strait recently celebrated his 60th No. 1 single, “Give It All We Got Tonight” from his chart-topping debut, 'Love Is Everything', making him the first ever artist to notch 60 No. 1 MediaBase singles in any genre. The New York Times touts that on Love, “he sings with a pulpy richness” and Los Angeles Times proclaims his 40th studio album is “carefully rendered and unabashed in its optimism, it's as personal as anything Strait has ever recorded.”

For more information on MWSF, please visit www.militarywarriors.org.

For more information on George Strait, please visit www.georgestrait.com.


Martina McBride San Antonio, Texas June 1, 2013 Set List:

“When God-Fearin’ Women Get The Blues”

“Wild Angels”

“Whatcha Gonna Do”

“I’m Gonna Love You Through It”

“Anyway”

“(I Never Promised You A) Rose Garden”

“Today I Started Lovin’ You”

“First Cut Is The Deepest” and “Free Fallin’” medley

“King Of The Road”

“Love’s The Only House”

“This One’s For The Girls”

“Where Would You Be”

“A Broken Wing”

“Independence Day”


Miranda Lambert San Antonio, Texas June 1, 2013 Set List:

“Fastest Girl In Town”

“Just Like You, Only Prettier”

“World Goes Round”

“Heart Like Mine”

“New Strings”

“Baggage Claim”

“Traveling Band”

“Over You”

“Sin For A Sin”

“Mama’s Broken Heart”

“Famous In A Small Town”

“Get Back”

“Kerosene”

“All Kinds Of Kinds”

“House That Built Me”

“White Liar”

“Gunpowder & Lead”


George Strait San Antonio, Texas June 1, 2013 Set List:

“Here For A Good Time”

“Ocean Front Property”

“Check Yes Or No”

“I Saw God Today”

“Drinkin’ Man”

“Love’s Gonna Make It”

“Arkansas Dave”

“They Call Me The Fireman”

“Jackson” and “Ring Of Fire” with Martina McBride

“Blame It On Mexico”

“80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper”

“Honky Tonk Crazy”

“Marina Del Rey”

"King Of Broken Hearts"

"Where The Sidewalk Ends"

“The Chair”

“River Of Love”

“Give It Away”

“How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls”

“Amarillo By Morning”

“Give It All We Got Tonight”

“I’ll Always Remember You”

“Troubadour”

“Unwound”

Encore:

“Same Kind Of Crazy”

“All My Ex’s Live In Texas”

“Folsom Prison Blues”

“Cowboy Rides Away”


George Strait's "Love Is Everything" Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard Country Albums Chart

Posted by Administrator on May 23, 2013 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Love Is Everything, the new album from MCA Nashville recording artist George Strait, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums Chart this week, selling 119,843 units in its first week. That also earned Strait the No. 2 position on the Billboard Top 200. The album contains the hit single “Give It All We Got Tonight,” which Mediabase named as the most played song on country radio this week, earning Strait an unprecedented 60th No. 1 song. Love Is Everything is Strait’s 40th studio album.

 

“This has been a fantastic birthday week,” said Strait, who turned 61 last Saturday (May 18). “I’m thankful that my fans are excited about the new album and enjoying the music.” 

 

 

Love Is Everything, which Strait co-produced with longtime collaborator Tony Brown, continues to receive great reviews, including:

 

“His voice is in superb form and … the album sparkles. Among the highlights is ‘That’s What Breaking Hearts Do,’…. conjuring sensibility similar to Bruce Springsteen’s ‘All That Heaven Will Allow.’ ‘Blue Melodies’ is a reminder of how effectively a heart can be broken by a voice, an acoustic guitar, and lyrics that succinctly summarize when a sentiment is ‘too sad to sing.’” - Boston Globe

 

“Since he began churning out country hits in 1981…Strait has cultivated a kind of stoic dependability unmatched among his peers. On Love Is Everything, his stirring new album…. [Strait’s] vocals feel newly vulnerable, particularly in ballads like ‘Blue Melodies’… and the gorgeous ‘I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This,’ which Strait wrote back in the mid '70s….He's putting more of himself in the music, too....There's the unusually vivid language in ‘That's What Breaking Hearts Do,’ which Strait co-wrote with his son Bubba…. But neither of those cuts prepares you for ‘I Believe,’ another song by George and Bubba Strait (with Dean Dillon) that appears to be about the shooting last year at Sandy Hook Elementary School. ‘The night's as clear as a big desert sky / But it's hard to see stars with these tears in my eyes," Strait sings over delicate acoustic fingerpicking, "Yeah, it's hard not to cry / There's 26 reasons why.’ ‘I Believe’ goes on to ponder ‘broken hearts that'll never beat the same’ and ‘shattered lives still reeling from the pain,’ yet insists in a chorus swollen with strings that ‘there's someone who's looking after me.’ Carefully rendered and unabashed in its optimism, it's as personal as anything Strait has ever recorded. And it's completely devastating. Three stars.” – Los Angeles Times

 

 

Strait kicked off 2013 in high gear for the first leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Only the June 1 show in San Antonio’s Alamodome remains in the sold out tour. Known as the “house they built for George,” the Alamodome sold out within an astounding six minutes of going on sale. The Country Music Hall of Fame member is the highest ranked country act on Pollstar's 2013 Worldwide Tickets Chart. Dates for the second leg of his tour, taking place in 2014, will be announced later this year.

 

 

For more information on Strait, Love Is Everything, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour and more, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

 

George Strait Becomes The First Music Artist In History To Achieve 60 No. 1 Singles

Posted by Administrator on May 20, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Country Music Hall of Fame member George Strait became the first music artist in history, regardless of genre, to place 60 songs at the top of the charts when Mediabase named “Give It All We Got Tonight” as this week’s most played song on country radio. The song is the first single from Strait's new album Love Is Everything, released last week. “Give It All We Got Tonight” was written by Mark Bright, Tim James and Phil O’Donnell.

 

 

“I didn’t realize we were making history -- I just hoped we were putting out music that my fans would enjoy,” said Strait. “As always, I’m thankful to the fans and country radio for their support on all 60 of these number one songs as well as my entire career. They are the ones who made this happen.”

 

 

Strait fans, radio stations and some of country music’s biggest artists joined the "Sixty For Sixty" movement at www.sixtyforsixty.com to accomplish the historic career milestone -- giving Strait his 60th No. 1 single, while he was 60 years old. It came down to the wire, as Strait turned 61 over the weekend (on Saturday, May 18), but in the words of the man himself, “I may be 61, but I don’t feel a day over 60.”

 

 

"The amount of support shown by fans, industry and especially country radio to give George his 60th No. 1 single is the ultimate testament in a format that has been defined by his music," said Royce Risser, SVP Promotion for Universal Music Group Nashville. "No one is more deserving of this accomplishment than George Strait, the undeniable King of Country Music. Happy Birthday George!"

 

 

Love Is Everything, which Strait co-produced with longtime collaborator Tony Brown, is receiving stellar reviews during its first week of release, including:

 

•"This veteran may hang up his traveling boots, but his consistency as a recording artist isn't slowing down.” -- Associated Press

 

•“In the case of Love Is Everything, it truly is an album worth giving a listen to, and then again, and then again. Strait and longtime producer Tony Brown have assembled incredible material – which granted, is a given with a Strait album. If you haven't bought a Strait release in a few years, this might be the one!” – Billboard

 

•“[George] shows he hasn't lost a step in the studio. (* * * * out of four).” – USA Today

 

Strait kicked off 2013 in high gear for the first leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Only the June 1 show in San Antonio’s Alamodome remains in the sold out tour. Known as the “house they built for George,” the Alamodome sold out within an astounding six minutes of going on sale. Strait is the highest ranked country act on Pollstar's 2013 Worldwide Tickets Chart. Dates for the second leg of his tour, taking place in 2014, will be announced later this year.

 

For more information on Strait, Love Is Everything, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour and more, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

 

George Strait's "Love Is Everything" Available Today

Posted by Administrator on May 14, 2013 at 12:30 PM Comments comments (0)

George Strait releases Love Is Everything, his 40th album on MCA Nashville, today, Tuesday, May 14, available at all physical and digital retailers. Love Is Everything features Strait’s current hit “Give It All We Got Tonight” written by Mark Bright, Tim James and Phil O’Donnell. The song is poised to be the country patriarch’s 60th career No. 1, an accomplishment no artist except the 60-year old Strait has come closing to achieving.

 

 

For Love Is Everything, Strait again joined forces with longtime friend and producer Tony Brown. Providing a more personal feel, this album holds four songs written or co-written by Strait with son Bubba and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon.

 

 

“I’m not sure they’ll learn anything about me they don’t already know,” Strait says with a laugh when talking about the content of Love Is Everything. “I’ve been doing this a long time and 40 is a lot of records!” He continues, “It's always fun putting together songs for a new record. It can also be difficult at times. This one was both for sure, but worth every minute. I think it's my best release in a while. I hope people enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed making it.”

 

 

In addition, the album features songs penned by Al Anderson, Casey Beathard, L. Russell Brown, Roger Creager, Tom Douglas, Wyatt Earp, Keith Gattis, Monty Holmes, Kyle Jacobs, Donny Kees, Bill Kenner, Pat McLaughlin, Randy Montana, Jeff Silvey and Chris Stapleton.

 

 

After over 30 years in the business, Strait still looks forward to going in the studio and enjoys it more than ever. Many of the players on the album have worked on a number of Strait’s projects throughout of his career.

 

 

Strait kicked off 2013 in high gear for the first leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. Only the June 1 show in San Antonio’s Alamodome remains in the sold out tour. Known as the “house they built for George,” the Alamodome sold out within an astounding six minutes of going on sale. Dates for the second leg of the tour will be announced later this year.

 

 

For more information on Strait, Love Is Everything, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, the Sixty For Sixty movement and more, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

George Strait Discusses Forthcoming Album "Love Is Everything", In Stores TOMORROW!

Posted by Administrator on May 13, 2013 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

George Strait will release his highly anticipated 40th studio album, Love Is Everything, on May 14 on longtime label home MCA Nashville. The King of Country music rejoined veteran producer Tony Brown to co-produce the album, which features 13 new tracks, including the lead single "Give It All We Got Tonight." Strait co-wrote three songs alongside his son Bubba Strait and legendary songwriter Dean Dillon on Love Is Everything including "That's What Breaking Hearts Do," "The Night Is Young," and "I Believe," in addition to a self-penned track "I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This." Love Is Everything will be available in stores and at all digital retailers.

Click HERE to see a rare interview with Strait as he discusses his new album "Love Is Everything".

 

Strait's newest single, "Give It All We Got Tonight," is currently in the Top 10 on the country charts and is poised to be the hit- maker's 60th career No. 1. Fans can tweet and Instagram their support with hashtag #60for60, as well as share posts on Facebook.

 

Love Is Everything Track listing:

1.I Got A Car

2.Give It All We Got Tonight

3.Blue Melodies

4.I Just Can't Go On Dying Like This

5.I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing

6.That's What Breaking Hearts Do

7.When Love Comes Around Again

8.The Night Is Young

9.Sittin' On The Fence

10.I Believe

11.Love Is Everything

12.You Don't Know What You're Missing

13.When The Credits Roll

 

George Strait To Release 'Love Is Everything' May 14

Posted by Administrator on March 26, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

 

George Strait is set to release his highly anticipated 40th studio album, Love Is Everything, on May 14 on longtime label home MCA Nashville. Strait rejoined veteran producer Tony Brown to co-produce the album, which features 13 new tracks. Love Is Everything includes four songs written or co-written by Strait, who penned many alongside his son Bubba Strait and songwriter Dean Dillon. Love Is Everything will be available in stores and at all digital retailers.

 

In the midst of his two-year final U.S. tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, Strait recently set an all-time attendance record at Reliant Center when he closed out this year’s Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, performing to a crowd of 80,020 fans. The tour has so far sold out 16 of 16 venues played.

 

‘Love Is Everything’ track listing:

 

1. I Got A Car

2. Give It All We Got Tonight

3. Blue Melodies

4. I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This

5. I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing

6. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do

7. When Love Comes Around Again

8. The Night Is Young

9. Sittin’ On The Fence

10. I Believe

11. Love Is Everything

12. You Don’t Know What You’re Missing

13. When The Credits Roll

 

George Strait and Garth Brooks to perform together on ACM show in tribute to Dick Clark

Posted by Administrator on March 20, 2013 at 4:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 

 

The Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions announced March 20 that George Strait and Garth Brooks, the two most recent ACM Artist of the Decade Award recipients, will perform together for the first time in history to pay tribute to Dick Clark at the 48th ANNUAL ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS, to be broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 (8:00 PM-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. The ACM Artist of the Decade Award will be renamed the ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award, in honor of the iconic figure and longtime producer of the ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS. The ceremony, to be co-hosted by Luke Bryan and Blake Shelton, honors country music’s top talent, as well as the industry’s hottest emerging artists.

 

Dick Clark, who passed away last year, began producing the Academy of Country Music Awards in 1979 and helped introduce audiences all over America to the most talented artists in country music. Clark had long been an ambassador for a wide-range of musical genres and with his guidance, ushered the Academy of Country Music Awards through the decades to become one of the industry’s biggest events.

 

“It is truly appropriate that we pay tribute to my father, longtime ACM Awards executive producer Dick Clark. As one of the current executive producers and Dick’s son, I’m honored that George and Garth graciously accepted my personal request to pay tribute to a man we all loved,” stated R.A. Clark.

 

“He was a friend to all of us and helped shape our organization. There’s no doubt the Academy of Country Music wouldn’t be one of the highest-rated and watched awards shows without Dick’s vision and commitment,” commented Bob Romeo, CEO of the Academy of Country Music.

 

“Dick helped make country music accessible to a larger fan base and his efforts will not be forgotten. Garth and I were so grateful when we each received the ACM Artist of the Decade Award, so it’s only fitting that we’ll be honoring him with this tribute performance at the ACMs,” said George Strait.

 

“I commend the Academy on naming the ACM Artist of the Decade Award after Dick Clark. Although there is no award the entertainment industry has that can match the magnitude of the star Dick Clark was, and still is, it is an honor to get to be a part of the Academy’s tribute to him. There may be others who have contributed as much to the music industry, but there is definitely no one that has contributed more than Dick Clark. He was music’s best friend, and a dear friend to me,” said Garth Brooks.

 

Recipients of the ACM Artist of the Decade Award include Strait in 2009, Brooks in 1998, Alabama in 1988, Loretta Lynn in 1979 and Marty Robbins in 1969. The ACM Dick Clark Artist of the Decade Award is an Academy honor bestowed on a country music artist only once every decade.

 

 

Performers:

 

George Strait has won twenty Academy of Country Music Awards, including the Artist of the Decade award, an award that has only been given to four other acts in the Academy’s history. He also holds the record for the most No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. He has sold more than 68 million records, garnering him 32 different platinum or multi-platinum albums resulting in the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait recently released his newest single, “Give It All We Got Tonight”—the first release from his forthcoming 2013 album, Love is Everything, due in stores on May 14. Strait also placed #1 on Pollstar’s Concert Pulse chart in March after the first leg of his on-going two-year final U.S. tour, “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” with special guest Martina McBride.

  

Garth Brooks is a pivotal figure in the history of country music, garnering over twenty ACM Awards, including six Entertainer of the Year Awards, an Artist of the Decade award, and a Cliffie Stone Pioneer Award, honoring individuals who are pioneers in the country music genre. Certified by the RIAA in 2000 as the #1-selling solo artist in U.S. history, Brooks has sold in excess of over 128 million albums and has received every accolade the recording industry can bestow on an artist. With his commercially savvy fusion of post-Merle Haggard country, honky-tonk, post-folk-rock sensitive singer/songwriter sensibilities, and '70s arena rock dramatics, Brooks brought country music to a new audience in the '90s — namely, a mass audience. Before Brooks, it was inconceivable for a country artist to go multi-platinum. He shattered that barrier in 1991, when his second album, No Fences, began its chart domination, and its follow-up, Ropin' the Wind, became the first country album to debut at the top of the pop charts. He is currently raising his children in Oklahoma.

 

 

George Strait Tops Pollstar's Concert Pulse

Posted by Administrator on March 4, 2013 at 6:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 


George Strait at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. Feb 23, 2013 Photo: Jill Trunnell


George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away Tour debuted in the No. 1 slot of POLLSTAR's Concert Pulse, averaging $1.4 million in gross sales per show, topping Justin Bieber, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Dave Matthews Band, and The Who (top 5 respectively). Strait continues to prove why he's the King of Country with 15 sold out venues on the 2013 leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour so far, including record-breaking attendance figures in Grand Forks' Alerus Center and this past weekend's Knoxville, Tenn. and Lexington, Ky. shows.

The show visits songs from throughout Strait's storied career from the early days of Strait Country (released 1981) through today's current climbing Top 20 single, "Give It All We Got Tonight" and many of the 59 No. 1 hits in between.

Strait will continue his Ride at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo on March 17 following this weekend's annual George Strait Team Roping Classic in San Antonio March 8-9 where he and his son compete against the sport's best.

For more information on Strait and The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, go to www.GeorgeStrait.com.


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