Monday, March 15, 2010

More News From George Strait


Nashville, TN (March 12, 2010) – At the opening festivities of the 28th Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic finals in San Antonio today, George Strait announced to the hometown crowd that he is bringing his superstar tour to the Alamodome. The stadium show is scheduled for May 1st and includes the King of Country Music along with Reba and special guests Lee Ann Womack and the Randy Rogers Band. Tickets go on sale March 27th at 10:00am through Ticketmaster.

Earlier this week, Strait announced plans to perform a full concert in Nashville, for the first time since 2004 when he broke the house record for most attendance. The Music City date is set for April 28th at the Bridgestone Arena and will also include 2010 tour mates Reba and Lee Ann Womack. Tickets for the Nashville show go on sale March 20 at 10:00am at , charge by phone at 800-745-5300 and at the Bridgestone Arena Box Office.

Tickets can be charged by phone at Ticketmaster Express 800-745-3000 or online at .

George Strait has sold out and broken numerous attendance records on his tour again this year including Phoenix, AZ, Wichita, KS, Tulsa, OK, New Orleans, LA, Kansas City, MO, Omaha, NE, Orlando, Fl and Des Moines, IA. Among those, he set a house attendance record of 18,000 at the Bank of Oklahoma Center in Tulsa, OK.

Strait, named Artist of the Decade last year, is nominated this year for ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 12th time and Top Male Vocalist for the 20th time, bringing the ACM Artist of the Decade’s all-time record to 81 ACM nominations. The ACMS will air live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18 at 8:00 PM live EST on CBS.

With a career spanning more than 25 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 To Date). He has sold more than 67 million records and with 33 different platinum or multi-platinum albums has the most RIAA platinum certifications in country music and the third in all genres, behind The Beatles and Elvis Presley.

Strait’s CD Twang debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. This is the fourth time in Strait's career that a new release has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the 13th time debuting at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart. The current single, “I Gotta Get To You,” is Number 20 on Billboard and Media Base singles charts.


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