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Bid George Strait Farewell…Literally


The King of Country, George Strait, along with CID Entertainment, is running an auction for the majority of shows on his much anticipated “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” to benefit The Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation. The winning bidders will receive a pair of front row seats and Meet & Greet passes to meet George. All proceeds benefit The Jenifer Strait Foundation.

The Jenifer Strait Memorial foundation was set up to honor the memory of Jenifer Strait, George’s daughter. The fund donates money to various children’s charities in the San Antonio and Houston areas, including The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio and St. Jude’s Ranch.

“The Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation was formed to preserve the memory of our daughter,” Strait shared when speaking about the organization. “Even though she was just a child of thirteen years, her love for younger children was amazing. It is for this reason that we chose to help others who might be in need, in her honor.”

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour will offer fans one last opportunity to take in the King of Country live. This tour is sure to be filled with all of the hits from throughout his career, as well as new music from his latest album. Martina McBride is also set to join George for the 2013 dates.

The auction is currently underway and will be open until Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Additionally, CID Entertainment is also offering two exclusive VIP packages at each stop on the tour. The packages include front row tickets, private pre-show, admission to a private exhibition of George’s memorabilia, and more. Purchasing information and additional information about the VIP packages and the auction can be found at www.cidentertainment.com/georgestrait.

Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum, & The Civil Wars Take Home Grammys

Country music was well represented at the 54th Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles.

Taylor Swift added two more Grammys to her collection during the pre-telecast taking home the trophy for “Best Country Solo Performance” and “Best Country Song” for her mega-hit, “Mean.”

Taylor tweeted:

 Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance. I’m floating.


Continue reading for Lady A and The Civil Wars…

Grammy Pre-Telecast Country Winners!


It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – The GRAMMY’s are airing tonight! All but 8 of the GRAMMY categories are handed out during the pre-telecast, including the majority of the Country categories. Find out who the winners were below!

Best Country Solo Performance

Dirt Road Anthem – Jason Aldean
I’m Gonna Love You Through It – Martina McBride
Honey Bee – Blake Shelton
Mean – Taylor Swift – WINNER
Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

Best Country Duo/Group Performance
Don’t You Wanna Stay – Jason Aldean With Kelly Clarkson
You And Tequila – Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter
Barton Hollow – The Civil Wars – WINNER
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Thompson Square

Best Country Song
Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not – Jim Collins & David Lee Murphy – songwriters (Thompson Square)
God Gave Me You – Dave Barnes, songwriter (Blake Shelton)
Just Fishin’ – Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell & Ed Hill – songwriter (Trace Adkins)
Mean – Taylor Swift – songwriter (Taylor Swift) – WINNER
Threaten Me With Heaven – Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Will Owsley & Dillon O’Brian – songwriters (Vince Gill)
You And Tequila – Matraca Berg & Deana Carter – songwriters (Kenny Chesney Featuring Grace Potter)

Best Country Album will be announced and awarded tonight on the televised awards.

You can catch the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards tonight on CBS at 8:00 p.m. (ET/PT). Country artists set to perform tonight are Jason Aldean (with Kelly Clarkson), Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood (with Tony Bennett) and The Band Perry and Blake Shelton will join Glen Campbell and the Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award winner for a very special performance. Be sure to tune in!