• GEORGE STRAIT READIES REISSUE OF HIS MULTI-PLATINUM STRAIT OUT OF THE BOX: PART 1.

    George Strait is set to reissue his Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 on Friday (September 13th), available exclusively at Walmart.

    The 72-track collection takes a delightful trip through Strait’s early recording career, specifically 1981 to 1995, and features 31 No. 1 singles such as “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” and “Check Yes or No.” What makes the collection even more special is the fact that each track was personally selected by the Texan himself. The RIAA has certified Strait Out of the Box as 8X Platinum for sales of  more than 8 million units.

    In addition to the physical box set, a revamped Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 & 2 playlist is available to stream HERE, and fans can watch George Strait’s full collection of music videos HERE, newly remastered in HD.

    Also on September 13th, Strait celebrates the release of the official soundtrack for Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns, an eight part PBS documentary spanning the history of country music. Strait will join artists such as Randy Travis and The Judds on the soundtrack via his signature hit “Amarillo By Morning.”

    With an unparalleled 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 ranking 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.

    Strait Out Of The Box: Part 1

    Disc 1 (1976-1983)

    1. I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This
    2. (That Don’t Change) The Way I Feel About You
    3. I Don’t Want To Talk It Over Anymore
    4. Unwound
    5. Blame It On Mexico
    6. Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart
    7. If You’re Thinking You Want A Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)
    8. Any Old Love Won’t Do
    9. Fool Hearted Memory
    10. Marina Del Rey
    11. I Can’t See Texas From Here
    12. Heartbroke
    13. What Would Your Memories Do
    14. Amarillo By Morning
    15. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
    16. A Fire I Can’t Put Out
    17. You Look So Good In Love
    18. 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper

    Disc 2 (1983-1987)

    1. Right Or Wrong
    2. Let’s Fall To Pieces Together
    3. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
    4. The Cowboy Rides Away
    5. The Fireman
    6. The Chair
    7. You’re Something Special To Me
    8. Haven’t You Heard
    9. In Too Deep
    10. Lefty’s Gone
    11. Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her
    12. It Ain’t Cool To Be Crazy About You
    13. Ocean Front Property
    14. Rhythm Of The Road
    15. Six Pack To Go (Duet With Hank Thompson)
    16. All My Ex’s Live In Texas
    17. Am I Blue
    18. Famous Last Words Of A Fool

    Disc 3 (1987-1991)

    1. Baby Blue
    2. If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’)
    3. Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye
    4. Bigger Man Than Me
    5. Hollywood Squares
    6. What’s Going On In Your World
    7. Ace In The Hole
    8. Love Without End, Amen
    9. Drinking Champagne
    10. I’ve Come To Expect It From You
    11. If I Know Me
    12. You Know Me Better Than That
    13. The Chill Of An Early Fall
    14. Lovesick Blues
    15. Milk Cow Blues
    16. Gone As A Girl Can Get
    17. So Much Like My Dad
    18. Trains Make Me Lonesome

    Disc 4 (1991-1995)

    1. Wonderland Of Love
    2. I Cross My Heart
    3. Heartland
    4. When Did You Stop Loving Me
    5. Overnight Male
    6. The King Of Broken Hearts
    7. Where The Sidewalk Ends
    8. Easy Come, Easy Go
    9. I’d Like To Have That One Back
    10. Lovebug
    11. The Man In Love With You
    12. Just Look At Me
    13. Stay Out Of My Arms
    14. Big Ball’s In Cowtown (With Asleep At The Wheel)
    15. The Big One
    16. Fly Me To The Moon (Duet With Frank Sinatra)
    17. Check Yes Or No
    18. I Know She Still Loves Me

      Audio / George Strait talks about a few highlights of his career beginning with his song, "Unwound."

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      George Strait (great things in his career) OC: …happen to me. :36
      “It seems like just a year or two ago that I cut ‘Unwound’ and started this whole deal with MCA Records and everything. I had a lot of highlights in my career. You know, winning Entertainer of the Year was certainly a big highlight of my career and just being able to continue on with the same record label for this long is also, when you stop and think about it, that’s a long time to be with one record label, but I’ve had a lot of good things happen to me.”

  • GEORGE STRAIT’S “STRAIT TO VEGAS” CONTINUES AT T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS IN 2020.

    With three years of sold out shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the superstar known worldwide as The King of Country, is now set to expand his “Strait to Vegas” shows into 2020. George Strait will add two shows at T-Mobile Arena on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020 and Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. Tickets go on sale on Friday, Aug. 23 at 10am local time via www.StraittoVegas.com.

    American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, Aug. 16 at 10am through Thursday, Aug. 22 at 10pm.

    Strait also recently announced his return to the heartland in 2020 via performances at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, Jan. 24 for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, Jan. 25 and Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020.

    The 2020 announcements come as Strait is enjoying one of the most fulfilling years of his career. Just last month, the American music icon announced a limited-edition special re-issue of his 1995 Strait Out of the Box: Part 1. The best-selling box set will be available exclusively at Walmart starting September 13 and is available for pre-order HERE.

    Also, on September 13, Strait celebrates the release of the official soundtrack for Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns, an eight part PBS documentary spanning the history of country music. Strait will join artists such as Randy Travis and The Judds on the soundtrack via his signature hit “Amarillo By Morning.”

    If that wasn’t enough, the Country Music Hall of Fame member also released 2019’s best-selling Country album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, on MCA Nashville March 29. Produced by Strait and Chuck Ainlay, the album quickly became Strait’s record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album for Strait.

    And yes, fans can still catch Strait later this year at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on August 17; at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on November 22 and 23; and four additional “Strait to Vegas” shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 23 and 24 and December 6 and 7. For more information, visit www.GeorgeStrait.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.

  • NEWS AND NOTES: Dierks, Keith, Maddie & Tae, Strait, Kassi

    Dierks Bentley will take a break from his Burning Man Tour to perform during NBC’s Today Show’s 2019 Citi Concert Series on Thursday (August 1st).

    Keith Urban, Maddie & Tae, Barbara Mandrell, Chris Janson, Ashley McBryde, Tenille Townes and Trisha Yearwood are among the initial list of artists announced for the 13th annual ACM Honors ceremony. The event will take place August 21st at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium and will honor Brooks & Dunn, Martina McBride, Miranda Lambert, Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves, Rodney Crowell, Kye Fleming, Billy Joe Shaver, Gayle Holcomb and the film, A Star is Born.

    George Strait and Loretta Lynn will be honored at the 2019 Nashville Songwriter Awards. King George will receive the President’s Keystone Award while the legendary Loretta will receive the Kris Kristofferson Lifetime Achievement Award. The 2019 Nashville Songwriter Awards will take place at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium September 17th.

    Kassi Ashton will be among the singer-songwriters to perform at BMI’s fifth annual Maui Songwriters Festival December 5th – 7th. The event will also feature performances by Miranda Lambert, Maren Morris, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Natalie Hemby and Bob DiPiero.

  • GEORGE STRAIT ANNOUNCES SPECIAL EDITION RE-ISSUE OF STRAIT OUT OF THE BOX: PART 1.

    MCA Records Nashville has been home to American music icon George Strait for 30 studio albums-and-counting with the latest offering taking a retrospective look at his illustrious career: a limited-edition special re-issue of his 1995 Strait Out of the Box: Part 1. The best-selling box set will be available exclusively at Walmart starting September 13th with pre-orders beginning today.

    The 72-track collection takes a delightful trip through Strait’s early recording career, specifically 1981 to 1995, and features 31 No. 1 singles such as “You Look So Good in Love,” “All My Ex’s Live in Texas” and “Check Yes or No.” What makes the collection even more special is the fact that each track was personally selected by the Texan himself.

    In addition to the physical box set, a revamped Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 & 2 playlist is available to stream HERE, and fans can watch George Strait’s full collection of music videos HERE, newly remastered in HD.

    Also on September 13th, Strait celebrates the release of the official soundtrack for Country Music – A Film By Ken Burns, an eight part PBS documentary spanning the history of country music. Strait will join artists such as Randy Travis and The Judds on the soundtrack via his signature hit “Amarillo By Morning.”

    These announcements are yet another piece of a momentous year for the Country Music Hall of Fame member who released 2019’s best-selling Country album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, on MCA Nashville March 29th. Produced by Strait and Chuck Ainlay, the album quickly became Strait’s record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album for Strait.

    With an unparalleled 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 ranking 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

    Strait also recently announced his return to the heartland in 2020 via performances at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, January 24th for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, January 25 and Sunday, January 26, 2020. Additionally, fans can catch Strait later this year at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Aug. 17; at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 22 and 23; and four additional “Strait to Vegas” shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 23 and 24, and Dec. 6 and 7. For more information, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

    Strait Out of the Box: Part 1 Track List:

    Strait Out Of The Box: Part 1

    DISC ONE (1976-1983)

    1. I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This
    2. (That Don’t Change) The Way I Feel About You
    3. I Don’t Want To Talk It Over Anymore
    4. Unwound
    5. Blame It On Mexico
    6. Her Goodbye Hit Me In The Heart
    7. If You’re Thinking You Want A Stranger (There’s One Coming Home)
    8. Any Old Love Won’t Do
    9. Fool Hearted Memory
    10. Marina Del Rey
    11. I Can’t See Texas From Here
    12. Heartbroke
    13. What Would Your Memories Do
    14. Amarillo By Morning
    15. I Thought I Heard You Calling My Name
    16. A Fire I Can’t Put Out
    17. You Look So Good In Love
    18. 80 Proof Bottle Of Tear Stopper

     

    DISC TWO (1983-1987)

    1. Right Or Wrong
    2. Let’s Fall To Pieces Together
    3. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind
    4. The Cowboy Rides Away
    5. The Fireman
    6. The Chair
    7. You’re Something Special To Me
    8. Haven’t You Heard
    9. In Too Deep
    10. Lefty’s Gone
    11. Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her
    12. It Ain’t Cool To Be Crazy About You
    13. Ocean Front Property
    14. Rhythm Of The Road
    15. Six Pack To Go (Duet With Hank Thompson)
    16. All My Ex’s Live In Texas
    17. Am I Blue
    18. Famous Last Words Of A Fool

     

    DISC THREE (1987-1991)

    1. Baby Blue
    2. If You Ain’t Lovin’ (You Ain’t Livin’)
    3. Baby’s Gotten Good At Goodbye
    4. Bigger Man Than Me
    5. Hollywood Squares
    6. What’s Going On In Your World
    7. Ace In The Hole
    8. Love Without End, Amen
    9. Drinking Champagne
    10. I’ve Come To Expect It From You
    11. If I Know Me
    12. You Know Me Better Than That
    13. The Chill Of An Early Fall
    14. Lovesick Blues
    15. Milk Cow Blues
    16. Gone As A Girl Can Get
    17. So Much Like My Dad
    18. Trains Make Me Lonesome

     

    DISC FOUR (1991-1995)

    1. Wonderland Of Love
    2. I Cross My Heart
    3. Heartland
    4. When Did You Stop Loving Me
    5. Overnight Male
    6. The King Of Broken Hearts
    7. Where The Sidewalk Ends
    8. Easy Come, Easy Go
    9. I’d Like To Have That One Back
    10. Lovebug
    11. The Man In Love With You
    12. Just Look At Me
    13. Stay Out Of My Arms
    14. Big Ball’s In Cowtown (With Asleep At The Wheel)
    15. The Big One
    16. Fly Me To The Moon (Duet With Frank Sinatra)
    17. Check Yes Or No
    18. I Know She Still Loves Me

      Audio / George Strait’s first No. 1 hit was “Fool Hearted Memory,” which hit the top of the charts in 1982.

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      George Strait (1st No. 1) OC: …incredible feeling. :34
      “It was pretty incredible, because I just felt fortunate to get a record contract. I’d been trying to do that for quite a few years. I went to Nashville and I cut ‘Unwound’ and they signed me on that record, which gave me a chance to do an album when ‘Unwound,’ I think went to five or six on the charts, so they let me do an album. I felt real fortunate just to be able to do that, and to have one go No. 1 was an incredible feeling.”

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  • GEORGE STRAIT ADDS SHOWS IN WICHITA AND KANSAS CITY FOR 2020; RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “EVERY LITTLE HONKY TONK BAR.”

    George Strait may have retired from traditional touring, however it hasn’t stopped him from playing to sold-out crowds in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena or revisiting select cities to take music from his new album Honky Tonk Time Machine to the fans for one-off exclusive shows. Strait heads to the heartland in 2020 with performances at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, January 24th for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, January 25th. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, May 17th.

    Both prior performances at INTRUST Bank Arena in April 2014 and Sprint Center in January 2014 were part of Strait’s final two-year tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The sold-out concerts respectively held single event attendance records for nearly five years.

    Showing no signs of slowing on the new music front either, Strait recently released Honky Tonk Time Machine on MCA Nashville March 29th, debuting as his record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album for Strait.

    Strait, who produced the album alongside Chuck Ainlay, wrote eight of the 13 tracks including “Sing One with Willie” featuring Willie Nelson that the pair happily debuted at a recent Nashville show marking the first time the two country icons have ever shared the stage.

    Honky Tonk Time Machine’s lead single, “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” is currently Top 20-and-climbing with the music video for the single available now.

     

     

    The Country Music Hall of Famer recently played his 21st and 22nd sold-out shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 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. This year, fans can catch Strait at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on June 8; at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Aug. 17; at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 22 and 23; and four additional “Strait to Vegas” shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 23 and 24, and Dec. 6 and 7. For more information,  visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

  • GEORGE STRAIT GETS FEEDBACK FROM FANS ABOUT “THE WEIGHT OF THE BADGE.”

    George Strait is feeling “The Weight of the Badge” as fans and members of law enforcement give the superstar feedback on the song that has affected them.

    “It’s gonna be a long one another graveyard shift
    As he says goodbye to his wife and kids
    He spends his life just like his dad’s
    Driving away under the weight of the badge

    He’s seen it all in his fifteen years
    Watching our backs, facing our fears
    Lord knows it ain’t no easy task
    Keeping us safe under the weight of the badge

    He swore that oath to protect and serve
    Pours his heart and soul into both those words
    Lays his life on the line
    The line he walks is razor fine
    Tempered strength is always tough
    But he ain’t gonna buckle
    Under the weight of the badge”

    He wrote the song with his son, Bubba, and frequent collaborator Dean Dillon, after an encounter with an officer and his grandson Harvey during the ceremony honoring him with the Texan of the Year Award.

    “I get a lot of feedback from ‘[The] Weight of the Badge’ from people. I’ve gotten mail, I’ve seen, you know someone was doing a documentary, I think it was, and it was actually called ‘Weight of the Badge,’ which was really coincidental, but I got a note from the folks saying that after seeing the lyrics, reading the lyrics of the song it related so much to the documentary that they were doing,” says George. “But I get all kinds of feedback. I actually heard from the officer that I was talking to because when Harvey was playing with his badge, and I picked it up, I said ‘Weight of the Badge.’ I said, ‘I’m gonna write that,’ I told him and he remembered it, so that was pretty cool.”

    George is closing in on the Top 15 with his latest song, “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar.” Catch him live when he performs at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on June 8th.

     

    Audio / George Strait talks about the feedback he’s received over his poignant song, “

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    George Strait (Weight of the Badge feedback) OC: …pretty cool. :42
    “I get a lot of feedback from ‘[The] Weight of the Badge’ from people. I’ve gotten mail, I’ve seen, you know someone was doing a documentary, I think it was, and it was actually called ‘Weight of the Badge,’ which was really coincidental, but I got a note from the folks saying that after seeing the lyrics, reading the lyrics of the song it related so much to the documentary that they were doing. But I get all kinds of feedback. I actually heard from the officer that I was talking to because when Harvey was playing with his badge, and I picked it up, I said ‘Weight of the Badge.’ I said, ‘I’m gonna write that,’ I told him and he remembered it, so that was pretty cool.”

  • MOTHER’S DAY LINERS 2019

    Audio / LINER Adam Hambrick (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, I’m Adam Hambrick, wishing all the mother’s a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love you, Mom.”

    Audio / LINER Brandon Lay (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey everybody, this is Brandon Lay, wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Thanks, Mom.”

     

    Audio / LINER Brothers Osborne (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up guys! We’re Brothers Osborne, wishing all you mothers out there a very, very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Caylee Hammack (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, this is Caylee Hammack, sending this out to my mom and all the other mothers out there – I hope all of you have a wonderful Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Chrissy Metz (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! It’s Chrissy Metz, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Clare Dunn (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! What’s up? This is Clare Dunn, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

     

    Audio / LINER Darius (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, what’s up? This is Darius Rucker, hoping you have a Happy Mother’s Day.

    Audio / LINER Dierks (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey, y’all! This is Dierks Bentley, wishing all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Eric Church (Mother’s Day) 1

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    “Hey everybody! This is Eric Church, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day, mom!”

    Audio / LINER George Strait (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is George Strait, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jon Pardi (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Jon Pardi. I want to wish all the mamas out there a very Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Jordan Davis (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! I’m Jordan Davis, wishing all the mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom.”

    Audio / LINER Josh Turner (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Josh Turner, wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Kacey Musgraves (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Kacey Musgraves. To all you mothers out there, Happy Mother’s Day!”

     

    Audio / LINER Keith Urban (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi everyone, it’s Keith Urban. Hoping all the mothers out there have a very, very Happy Mother’s Day. Love ya, Mom!”

    Audio / LINER LBT (Mother’s Day)

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    “(ALL) Hi! This is Little Big Town. (KIMBERLY) We want to wish all you mothers out there a Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya, Mama!”

    Audio / LINER Luke Bryan (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! It’s Luke Bryan, hoping all you mothers out there have a Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Maddie & Tae (Mother's Day)

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    “Hey everybody. I’m Maddie & I’m Tae and we’re Maddie & Tae, wishing all you mothers out there a very Happy Mother’s Day. I love ya, Mom.”

    Audio / LINER Sam Hunt (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey! This is Sam Hunt, wishing you a very Happy Mother’s Day.

    Audio / LINER Shania Twain (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hi! This is Shania Twain. Happy Mother’s Day.”

    Audio / LINER Travis Denning (Mother’s Day)

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    “Hey y’all, it’s Travis Denning, wishing all the mothers a very Happy Mother’s Day. Love you, Mom.”

     

  • GEORGE STRAIT BRINGS HIS CODIGO TO ALL 50 STATES.

    George Strait didn’t just write and record a song called “Código,” he’s also one of the investors in the company producing Código 1530 tequila. He didn’t mean to get into the liquor business, but when he was playing golf down in Mexico with a couple of friends, one brought a bottle of it to the course, where they sipped it. George said it was the best tequila he has ever tasted.

    “The tequila itself, we started thinking about doing something – or at least I did – probably 10 years ago when I first tasted it down in Mexico,” recalls George. “My friend Feddy and Ron, those two guys that are involved in Código now. We were all out playing golf and Feddy brought this tequila out, well, it didn’t even have a name. Nobody had ever tried it. He said, ‘You guys gotta try this. It’s the best tequila that there is.’ So, we did, and then we started taking bottles home that weren’t marked or anything, and we were going, ‘How are we gonna get this into the States?’ ‘Cause I would get some of my friends to try it, and they loved it and we just thought it would be a great thing to have it in the States.”

    He adds, “None of us were really looking to try to get in to a new business, honestly. I do what I do. Feddy was a very successful real estate guy in Cabo, and Ron was formerly the CEO, the guy at Crocs. And so, we just decided we wanted to do it, and here we are two-and-a-half years into the deal and we’re in all 50 states. So, I think that’s pretty good. It’s doing really well.”

    George is making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” from his Billboard No. 1 album, Honky Tonk Time Machine.

    You can catch George performing at Ohio Stadium in Columbus (Ohio) June 8th and Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass August 17th. For more information, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

    Audio / George Strait explains how he got into the tequila business.

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    George Strait (Código tequila) OC: …really well. 1:18
    “The tequila itself, we started thinking about doing something – or at least I did – probably 10 years ago when I first tasted it down in Mexico. My friend Feddy and Ron, those two guys that are involved in Código now. We were all out playing golf and Feddy brought this tequila out, well, it didn’t even have a name. Nobody had ever tried it. He said, ‘You guys gotta try this. It’s the best tequila that there is.’ So, we did, and then we started taking bottles home that weren’t marked or anything, and we were going, ‘How are we gonna get this into the States?’ ‘Cause I would get some of my friends to try it, and they loved it and we just thought it would be a great thing to have it in the States. And finally after so many years of talking, we finally just did it. None of us were really looking to try to get in to a new business, honestly. I do what I do. Feddy was a very successful real estate guy in Cabo, and Ron was formerly the CEO, the guy at Crocs. And so, we just decided we wanted to do it, and here we are two-and-a-half years into the deal and we’re in all 50 states. So, I think that’s pretty good. It’s doing really well.”

     

  • GEORGE STRAIT’S NEW ALBUM HONKY TONK TIME MACHINE TRAVELS STRAIGHT TO NO. 1.

    George Strait further cemented his iconic status within the history of country music today with a record-making 27th No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with his latest, Honky Tonk Time MachineWith 51,000 equivalent album units, the album also lands at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and marks the largest week of 2019 for any country album.

    As reported by Billboard, “George Strait extends his record for the most No. 1s in the five-decade history of Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart, as the King of Country logs his 27th leader with the chart-topping debut of Honky Tonk Time Machine.”

    Produced by George Strait and Chuck Ainley, Honky Tonk Time Machine includes 13 tracks, eight of which were written by Strait himself. The album includes “Sing One with Willie” featuring Willie Nelson and Strait’s own take on the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin.”  Listen to Honky Tonk Time Machine HERE.

    Strait kicked off his album launch with a sold-out show at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Performing hits from across his 30+ year career plus debuting songs from the new album, the Atlanta Journal Constitution notes, “More than 50,000 sang along heartily” with Strait, “a guy who can command a massive audience merely by tapping his right boot heel.”

    This week, Strait’s loyal fans also propelled his current single “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar” to the Top 20 on the country music charts. “‘Every Little Honky Tonk Bar’ offers a variation on the title track’s good-times escapism, in this case with a vivid image of ‘the stool [that] holds the fool that pours the whiskey on his broken heart,’” notes theLos Angeles Times.

    Honky Tonk Time Machine Track Listing:
    1. “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”
    Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
    2. “Two More Wishes”
    Written by Jim Lauderdale and Odie Blackmon
    3. “Some Nights”
    Written by Bubba Strait, Brice Long and Phillip White
    4. “God and Country Music” (with Harvey Strait)
    Written by Luke Laird, Barry Dean and Lori McKenna
    5. “Blue Water”
    Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
    6. “Sometimes Love”
    Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
    7. “Código”
    Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
    8. “Old Violin”
    Written by Johnny Paycheck
    9. “Take Me Away”
    Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
    10. “The Weight of the Badge”
    Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon
    11. “Honky Tonk Time Machine”
    Written by Bubba Strait, Brice Long and Bart Butler
    12. “What Goes Up”
    Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Jeff Hyde
    13. “Sing One with Willie” (featuring Willie Nelson)
    Written by George Strait, Willie Nelson, Bubba Strait and Buddy Cannon

    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 ranking 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.

    The Country Music Hall of Famer recently played his 21st and 22nd sold-out shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 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. This year, fans can catch Strait at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on June 8; at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. on Aug. 17; at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on Nov. 22 and 23; and four additional “Strait to Vegas” at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Aug. 23 and 24, and Dec. 6 and 7. Tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.

  • GEORGE STRAIT HAS PLAYED EVERY LITTLE HONKY TONK BAR.

    Early in George Strait’s career, he played every little honky tonk bar in Texas you could think of, and the Broken Spoke which is featured on the cover of his new album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, was one he played quite often. Whereas now he has fans standing in front of the stage and standing in their seats to watch him perform, if you didn’t have the crowd dancing in a honky tonk, you weren’t doing your job.

    “All of those honky tonks have a really, really great feel to ‘em. I mean, they’re very intimate,” says George. “Of course, in those days, the crowds weren’t standing at the front of the stage. They were dancing. That was what it was all about. If they weren’t dancing, you probably weren’t doing too good.”

    While he played several of the honky tonks, George does have a few favorites. “If I had to pick three of the best honky tonks that I ever worked in those days, I think it would be Gruene (pr. Green) Hall, Cheatham Street Warehouse and Broken Spoke.”

    King George just released his 30th studio album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, last week, and he is currently making his way up the country charts with his latest song, “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar.”

    Audio / George Strait talks about the best honky tonks he ever played.

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    George Strait (best honky tonks he’s worked in) OC: …Broken Spoke. :27
    “All of those honky tonks have a really, really great feel to ‘em. I mean, they’re very intimate. Of course, in those days, the crowds weren’t standing at the front of the stage. They were dancing. That was what it was all about. If they weren’t dancing, you probably weren’t doing too good. If I had to pick three of the best honky tonks that I ever worked in those days, I think it would be Gruene Hall, Cheatham Street Warehouse and Broken Spoke.”