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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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Following overwhelming success of 18 “Strait to Vegas” shows with two more approaching this December, the superstar known worldwide as The King of Country, George Strait, will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with special guest Ashley McBryde for two shows on February 1 and 2, 2019. Tickets go on sale Friday, Oct. 19 at 10 am local time via www.StraitToVegas.com.

With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts – more than any other artist in any genre – during the span of his 30-year career, Strait is the undeniable “King of Country Music.” He has collected 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 year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

Warner Music Nashville’s Ashley McBryde is set to open for Strait on both nights. Her debut major-label album titled Girl Going Nowhere earned the highest debut by a solo country artist in 2018. Currently, McBryde is on the road embarking on her headlining Girl Going Nowhere Tour.

The “Strait to Vegas” series began with six shows in 2016 and extended with 10 more in 2017. In 2018, Strait headlined Bayou Country Superfest to a sold-out Mercedes Benz Superdome crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana, two nights in Tulsa, Oklahoma and one night in Austin, Texas. The icon will play his final shows of 2018 this December 7 and 8 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena.

Ticketing information is available at www.StraittoVegas.com

NEWS AND NOTES: Luke, Carrie, Eric, AJ, Strait

Luke Bryan and Carrie Underwood have earned American Music Awards nominations. Luke is up for Favorite Male Artist Country, while Carrie is nominated for Favorite Female Artist Country. The 2018 American Music Awards will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on October 9th at 8pm ET on ABC.

Eric Church was just announced as one of the performers at the 12th annual Stand4Heroes event at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York on November 5th. Bruce Springsteen, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Jon Stewart and many special guests will also participate. Tickets go on sale Thursday (September 13th) at Noon ET.

UMG Nashville has teamed up with the Gaither Music Group to create a new Gaither Gospel Series titled Country Gospel Collection. The first volume will include classic country gospel songs from some of the biggest names, including Alan Jackson and George Strait, as well as songs by Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Glen Campbell and Conway Twitty, among others. Country Gospel Collection Volume 1 will be released October 5th.

Country Gospel Collection Volume 1 Track List:

  1. Just A Closer Walk With Thee- Patsy Cline
  2. How Great Thou Art- Alan Jackson
  3. What A Friend We Have In Jesus- Glen Campbell
  4. Shall We Gather At The River- Tennessee Ernie Ford
  5. Take My Hand Precious Lord- Roy Acuff
  6. I Saw The Light- Hank Williams
  7. Will The Circle Be Unbroken- George Jones
  8. In The Garden- Loretta Lynn
  9. You’ll Never Walk Alone- Conway Twitty
  10. Peace In The Valley- Johnny Cash
  11. I Saw God Today- George Strait
  12. Amazing Grace- The Statler Brothers

NEWS AND NOTES: Kacey, George

Kacey Musgraves is set to perform on The Late Late Show With James Corden (CBS) on Thursday (May 17th).

George Strait is scheduled to close out the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo on March 17th, 2019. His appearance at the Rodeo will mark his 30th career performance. The remaining line-up will be unveiled in January.



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