• George Strait

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George Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.”  His music career spans more than 30 years; includes 60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre; and boasts 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley.  Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every single year for over three decades.  Strait has sold more than 68.5 million albums and has earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards including his most recent Entertainer of the Year sweep at both the Country Music Association Awards (Nov. 2013) and the Academy of Country Music Awards (Apr. 2014).

Strait, whose name has become synonymous with “real country” since his 1981 debut, was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.  He has since released four more albums, including the GRAMMY Award-winning Troubadour.  In 2013, Strait set out on The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, selling over 1,000,000 tickets to the record-breaking, two-year, cross-country final concert tour. Strait shattered the North American indoor concert attendance record by drawing 104,793 concert-goers to his June 7, 2014 tour finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

Strait continues to record new music for longtime label home, MCA Records Nashville.

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GEORGE STRAIT WILL MAKE HISTORY WITH HIS NEXT CHAPTER IN VEGAS.

With a North American record-setting final tour stop sell-out at AT&T Stadium on his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, 104,793 fans helped multiple ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait bring one chapter of his inimitable touring career to a close, but the book is far from over for the iconic artist who continues to rank among country music’s most-streamed artists, logging more than four billion audio streams and counting as of this week.

In 2015, Strait revealed he would perform a series of exclusive worldwide engagements at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas that commenced last April and continue through 2017, including his most recent sold-out dates with Kacey Musgraves. The two Texans closed the Strait To Vegas shows by playing for a capacity crowd of more than 33,000 people between Feb. 17 and 18.

During the closing weekend, Musgraves sat down with Strait to ask him fan-submitted questions via Facebook Live, where he shared things like his bucket list item of fishing in Cuba and his first memory of playing in Las Vegas. But the primary question on every fan’s mind was: “What is the future of his live concerts?”

Strait answered their question: the reputable country star revealed that his exclusive performances in Las Vegas will continue — with a twist. Strait has announced that he will shake things up with an unprecedented two nights of No. 1’s beginning with his April 7-8 shows. With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts during the span of his career and more than 283,000 fans streaming Strait’s “60 #1 Hits” playlist on Spotify every month, the King of Country wanted to share these radio hits plus several fan-favorites such as “Amarillo By Morning” and “Troubadour” that, surprisingly to many, never reached No. 1. During Strait’s upcoming 2 Nights of Number 1’s, he will play 30 No. 1 hits Friday, April 7 and 30 No. 1 hits Saturday, April 8, in addition to those “can’t miss” classics.

“I think some fans would throw something at me if I didn’t play those,” Strait noted with his signature grin. “We’re going to try this out in April and change it up for those shows, then see how it goes. It’s important to me to hear what the fans think and take it from there.”

Strait elaborated,”We’re going to be rehearsing, I would say 25 songs that we haven’t played in years, so this should be fun!”

Speaking of hits, his Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 is available now. The impressive three-disc, 56-track collection features 36 hit singles – including 26 No. 1’s – plus two new songs co-written by Strait, along with 18 choice album cuts. Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 spans 20 years of Strait’s career from 1996 to 2016 and follows the highly successful, 8x Platinum-selling 1995 release, Strait Out of the Box.

Ticketing information is available at StraitToVegas.com.

Audio / George Strait talks about his upcoming shows in Las Vegas, in which he’ll do his 60 No. 1 songs spread over two nights.

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George Strait (Vegas 60 No. 1s) OC: …each night. 1:12
“Well, the Vegas thing that I’ve been doing has been really something that we kind of fell into. It wasn’t planned out when I ended the touring thing back three years ago. I always wanted to do some one-offs, and I wasn’t sure exactly how I was going to do it, how many I was going to do, when or where, any of that. So, when this Vegas thing came along, well, it just kind of fit what I wanted to do perfectly. What my plans are is to do two nights of number-one songs, since I’ve got 60. Obviously, I can’t do 60 in one night or I may never sing again. [laughs] But I’ll try to do 30. I’ll do 30 one night, and I’ll do 30 the next night.  As I’m thinking about the 60 songs and the 30 songs that I’m going to do, I’m thinking well I’ve got a lot of songs that I have to do on each show that maybe weren’t number ones, like ‘Amarillo By Morning’ wasn’t a number-one song. I can’t not do ‘Amarillo,’ and there’s songs like that that I will still have to do. So, it’s probably going to be a pretty long show each night.”

GEORGE STRAIT SET TO MAKE HISTORY WITH NEXT CHAPTER.

With a North American record-setting final tour stop sell-out at AT&T Stadium on his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, 104,793 fans helped multiple ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait bring one chapter of his inimitable touring career to a close, but the book is far from over.

In 2015, Strait revealed he would perform a series of exclusive worldwide engagements at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena that commenced last April and will continue through 2017, including last weekend’s sold-out dates with Kacey Musgraves. The two Texans closed the Strait To Vegas shows by playing for a capacity crowd of more than 33,000 people between February 17th and 18th.

During the closing weekend, Musgraves sat down with Strait to ask him fan-submitted questions via Facebook Live, where he shared things like his bucket list item of fishing in Cuba and his first memory of playing in Las Vegas. But the primary question on every fan’s mind was: “What is the future of his live concerts?”

Strait answered that question in November during a nearly two-hour pop-up show at Texas’ legendary Gruene Hall–where he first got his start with the Ace in the Hole Band. The reputable country star revealed that his exclusive performances in Las Vegas will continue — with a twist. Strait announced that he will shake things up with an unprecedented two nights of No. 1’s beginning with his April 7-8, 2017 shows. With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts, the King of Country wanted to share these radio hits, plus several fan-favorites such as “Amarillo By Morning” and “Troubadour” that, surprisingly to many, never reached No.1. During Strait’s upcoming 2 Nights of Number 1’s, he will play 30 No. 1 hits Friday, April 7 and 30 No. 1 hits Saturday, April 8 in addition to those “can’t miss” classics.

“I think some fans would throw something at me if I didn’t play those,” Strait noted with his signature grin. “We’re going to try this out in April and change it up for those shows, then see how it goes. It’s important to me to hear what the fans think and take it from there.”

Strait elaborates, “We’re going to be rehearsing, I would say 25 songs that we haven’t played in years, so this should be fun!”

Speaking of hits, his Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 is available now. The impressive three-disc, 56-track collection features 36 hit singles – including 26 No. 1’s – plus two new songs co-written by Strait, along with 18 choice album cuts. Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 spans 20 years of Strait’s career from 1996 to 2016 and follows the highly successful, 8x Platinum-selling 1995 release, Strait Out of the Box.

Ticketing information is available at StraitToVegas.com.

VALENTINE’S DAY LINERS 2017

Audio / LINER Billy Currington (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Billy Currington. Hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey, this is T.J., and I’m John, and we’re Brothers Osborne. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Canaan Smith (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey, what’s up guys? I’m Canaan Smith, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Charles Kelley (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey everybody! I’m Charles Kelley from Lady Antebellum. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Darius Rucker (Valentine’s Day)

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“What’s up y’all? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Dierks Bentley (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey, it’s Dierks Bentley, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Eric Church (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Eric Church, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Eric Paslay (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hi! This is Eric Paslay, hoping you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Gary Allan (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey, this is Gary Allan, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER George Strait (Valentine’s Day)

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“This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hi! It’s Jon Pardi, and I hope you have a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey! This is Josh Turner, and I want to wish you and your sweetheart a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hi, this is Kacey Musgraves, and I hope you have a Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Valentine’s Day)

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“Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. This is Keith Urban. Make the day special for your ‘Once in a Lifetime’ love.”

Audio / LINER Kip Moore (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey! What’s happening, everybody? This is Kip Moore. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Lady A (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey everybody! We are Lady Antebellum, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day, you love birds.”

Audio / LINER LBT (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey! We’re Little Big Town. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hey y’all, it’s Luke Bryan. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hi! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Valentine’s Day.”

Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Valentine’s Day)

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“Hi, this is Shania Twain. Happy Valentine’s Day.”

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We have compiled an array of content -- a variety of liners and audio soundbites – from GEORGE STRAIT to equip you with everything you might need to put together your own special; roll-out tracks and promote the release of his new collection, Strait Out of the Box, Part 2, and much more. Check out all of the work parts below (including the cuts and transcriptions) to cook up some creative content! George Strait will release Strait Out of the Box: Part 2 exclusively with Walmart on Nov. 18th. This impressive three-disc, 56-track collection features 36 hit singles including 26 No. 1s plus two brand new songs, his latest radio single “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” and 18 choice album cuts, all personally selected by the King of Country Music.

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