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George Strait’s Star-Studded Final Show to Include Jason Aldean, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church and More

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George Strait will play his final concert June 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The CMA Entertainer of the Year’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 will ride away with style, for a king. The show will feature an all-star lineup of guest artists (performing three songs each) including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.

Additionally, the opening act for Strait’s final concert will be the “Kings of Texas Swing” and six-time Grammy Award-winning group, Asleep At The Wheel.

Tickets for the highly-anticipated concert will go on sale to the public Friday, December 6 at 10:00 AM CST and can be purchased via Strait’s official website here.

While this is Strait’s final concert tour, he will continue to record new music with MCA Records and will perform select dates across the country after the tour has wrapped. For more information, please visit www.georgestrait.com.

George Strait sells out Staples Center in 9 minutes

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Reigning “King of Country” George Strait will be holding court with 17,178 ticketholders during his highly-anticipated appearance at Los Angeles’ STAPLES Center on February 8, 2014. The concert, which sold out within 9 minutes on Friday, Sept. 27, was his first to go on sale and will be Strait’s ninth stop during the last leg of his final, two-year The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.

Tickets for the following dates will go on sale beginning at 10:00 a.m. in the venue’s respective local time zone on Friday, October 4:

January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb.

*With special guest Eric Church

January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif.

*With special guest Miranda Lambert

February 7, 2014 US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz.

*With special guest Martina McBride

February 14, 2014 The Palace│Auburn Hills, Mich.

*With special guest Little Big Town

February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio

*With special guest Little Big Town

March 22, 2014 Philips Arena│Atlanta, Georgia

*With special guest Sheryl Crow

April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo.

*With special guests Merle Haggard and Lee Ann Womack

The STAPLES Center is a world-class sports and entertainment venue, hosting more than 250 events every year. Other notable artists to perform at the arena include Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Prince, U2, Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Taylor Swift and more.

Concert-goers will get to hear Strait perform a full set, including many of his 60 No. 1 hits (a record no other artist, in any genre, has achieved). Throughout his distinguished career, Strait has sold more than 68.5 million records to date and is second only to Elvis in certifications, with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums to his credit. Billboard will recognize “King George’s” unmatched catalogue of No. 1 singles with its highest accolade, the Legend of Live Award, in November.

Each weekend of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, Strait will also be joined by special guests including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young and more.

Strait will continue to record new music for longtime label home MCA Records and will perform select dates across the country after the tour has wrapped. For more information, please visit georgestrait.com.

George Strait Announces 2014 Tour Dates

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The King of Country, George Strait, announced the final dates for his 2014 Cowboy Rides Away Tour this morning at a press conference at AT&T stadium in Dallas. The tour will begin in Lousiana in January and wrap up on a TBA date in Dallas.

Each week, a different opening act will join Strait on the road, and the list of openers include some of the biggest stars in country music, including Martina McBride, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert and Merle Haggard with Lee Ann Womack.

“The first leg of the tour earlier this year was very fun, but also very emotional,” Strait says. “Every city and venue holds such great memories. I’m really looking forward to seeing our fans out on the road in 2014.”

A pre-sale will begin on September 24th for Strait fan club members, and the general sale will begin on September 27th. For more information, please visit http://www.georgestrait.com.

George Strait 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Dates:

1/9 – CenturyLink – Bossier City, La.
1/10 – Frank Erwin Center – Austin, Texas
1/17 – CenturyLink Center – Omaha, Neb.
1/18 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo.
1/30 – SAP Center – San Jose, Calif.
1/31 – Valley View Casino Center – San Diego, Calif.
2/1 – MGM Grand Arena – Las Vegas, Nev.
2/7 – US Airways Center – Phoenix, Ariz.
2/8 – Staples Center – Los Angeles, Calif.
2/14 – The Palace of Auburn Hills  – Auburn Hills, Mich.
2/15 – Nationwide Arena – Columbus, Ohio
4/28 – Wells Fargo Arena – Philadelphia, Pa.
3/1 – Prudential Center – Newark, N.J.
3/7 – KFC Yum! Arena – Louisville, Ky.
3/8 – Allstate Arena – Chicago, Ill.
3/21 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, Tenn.
3/22 – Philips Arena – Atlanta, Ga.
4/4 – Intrust Bank Arena – Wichita, Kan.
4/5 – Pepsi Center – Denver, Colo.
4/11 – The Moda Center – Portland, Ore.
4/12 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, Wash.
4/18 – Wells Fargo Arena – Des Moines, Iowa
4/19 – BOK Arena – Tulsa, Okla.
5/23 – LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest – Baton Rouge,  La.
5/31 – Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, Mass.
TBD – AT&T Stadium – Dallas, Texas

VIDEO: George Strait LIVE press conference

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Country music legend George Strait will be holding a live press conference at 11 am CST / noon EST TODAY and you can watch it right here on Keepin’ it Country. The King of Country Music will be discussing his farewell tour in 2014, “The Cowboy Rides Away.” Fans will also be able to enter to win tickets to a show on the final leg of his final headlining tour through Georgestrait.com starting today.

The embedded video below will go live when the press conference starts, so make sure to keep this page open in your browser to find out if George will be coming to your town next year.

 

The contest to win tickets will go live after the press conference finishes at approximately 11:30 am CST / 12:30 pm EST. The contest will be run on GeorgeStrait.com.

Dallas Cowboys to be joined by George Strait Sunday

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Country music icon George Strait will join the Dallas Cowboys on the field Sunday night, Sept. 8, when they open the season against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Strait will serve as an honorary captain for the coin toss prior to kickoff. This will make Strait’s second visit to the home of the Cowboys, having performed here in 2009 as the first event ever held at the venue.

The following day, Monday, Sept. 9 Strait is expected to hold a press conference from the stadium regarding his 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour that will be streamed live on GeorgeStrait.com and YouTube.com/georgestrait or by following @georgestrait on twitter beginning at 11 a.m. CDT.

George Strait releases new single I Believe

George Strait. Photo Credit: Kelley May

The King of Country Music will be taking over country radio again with his new single “I Believe.” The latest single from George Strait‘s new record “Love is Everything” is the follow-up to his 60th number one hit “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight.” He became the first artist in music history to get 60 career number one singles.

“I Believe” was co-written by George with his son, Bubba Strait, and Dean Dillion after watching the news coverage of the tragic school shooting in Newton last December. George lost a daughter at a young age and felt a special connection to the events and started to write the single, however, when he first was finishing the album he didn’t originally include the track. It was his wife, Norma, who got George to add the track to “Love is Everything.”

About the special connection to the song, George said:

“Like everybody, I was watching the coverage on TV. I know what these parents are going through. It’s the worst thing that can happen to you in your life. To lose a child….there’s nothing worse than that. So I started thinking about saying something about it.” He continues, “It’s a statement of faith, is really what it is. It turned out beautiful.”

Earlier this year Strait kicked off in high gear during the first leg of his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The tour earned Strait the title as the highest ranked country act on Pollstar’s 2013 Worldwide Tickets Chart, and he is expected to announce details and dates for the 2014 leg of his tour, kicking off early next year, later this fall.

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

George Strait’s Father passes away

George Strait. Photo Credit: Kelley May

Sad news today for the country world. George Strait‘s father, John Byron Strait has passed away. The high school math teacher was 91 and lived in Big Wells, Texas.

George said:

“We are grateful for the time over the last few weeks we were able to spend with Daddy before he passed away. I want to thank everyone for their prayers and support during this difficult time as we mourn our family’s loss.”

Our thoughts are with the country icon and his family during this difficult time.

The funeral will be private and held for family and friends only. For fans wanting to send their condolences, the family is accepting donations, instead of gifts, to the Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation.

George Strait wraps tour in Texas

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Country icon George Strait finished his 2013 leg of his farewell tour with a bang in San Antonio, Texas. His “Cowboy Rides Away Tour” broke a record in his home-town, with over 73,000 fans there to see him live with Martina McBride.

The date was a big deal to the legend, who admitted he was nervous before hitting the stage. George said:

“I’ve been thinking about this show all month long, and I have to admit, I was a little nervous… but I’m not anymore!”

While his 2014 final dates for his “Cowboy Rides Away” tour have not yet been announced, fans can grab his 40th studio album “Love Is Everything” right now! It’s available in both digital and physical music retailers. Were you lucky enough to catch one of his dates this year, or are you hoping to see him in your area next year?

George Strait’s latest album goes number one

George Strait. Photo Credit: Kelley May

Congratulations to country music legend George Strait and the team at MCA Nashville! His latest album “Love is Everything” is a number one! “Love is Everything” is his 25th number one record.  He also made history by having his single “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight” becoming his 60th number one hit – the most number ones for a country artist ever.

“Love is Everything” had a number two debut on the all-genre record chart, giving George a tie with Paul McCartney for fourth-most top ten album debuts on the all-genre chart. They are both sitting at 8th place for a male artist.

Pretty cool news for a 61st birthday. George turned 61 on Saturday.

 

VIDEO: Preview George Strait’s Love is Everything

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The King of Country Music, George Strait, released his brand new album “Love is Everything” to digital and physical music retailers today. The record features his current lead-off hit single “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight.”

Check out a preview of George’s album below in a video with The King himself, and let us know if you’re going to be picking up your copy today.