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George Strait to Perform at The 48th Annual CMA Awards

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Reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait makes his 24th career performance on the “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” – more than any other artist in CMA Awards history – Wednesday, Nov. 5 (8:00-11:00 PM/ET) on the ABC Television Network.

Strait enters the coveted field of Entertainer of the Year nominees again in 2014 and retains his status as the most nominated artist in CMA Awards history with 83. Strait has a total of 19 nominations and three trophies just for Entertainer of the Year (1989, 1990, 2013). Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, which is determined by CMA’s Panel of Electors. Earlier this year, Strait retired from touring, but not from making music that touches millions of fans.

Hosted for the seventh consecutive year by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will also feature superstar performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, Kacey Musgraves, Paisley, Blake Shelton, The Band Perry, Underwood, and Keith Urban. The CMA Awards has a long history of presenting cross-genre duets and 2014 is no exception with Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainor performing with Little Big Town and Lambert respectively.

Presenting trophies during the three-hour gala are “Nashville” star Connie Britton; four-time CMA Entertainer of the Year Garth Brooks; “Good Morning America” correspondent Tim Tebow; rock ‘n’ roll royalty Steven Tyler; and two-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Trisha Yearwood. Lucy Hale, “Pretty Little Liars” actress and DMG Nashville recording artist, was previously announced as a presenter.

Winners of “The 48th Annual CMA Awards” will be determined in a final round of voting by eligible voting members of the Country Music Association. CMA Awards balloting is officiated by the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche LLP. Voting for the CMA Awards final ballot ends today (5:00 PM/CT).

 

George Strait Set to Release Deluxe Edition of ‘Cowboy Rides Away LIVE’

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George Strait will release THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY: LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM Deluxe Edition exclusively with Walmart on Nov. 10th. The deluxe package includes 28 live tracks on two CDs and a DVD of the 40-song show from the June 7th, 2014 record-breaking The Cowboy Rides Away Tour final show at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas complete with exclusive commentary from Strait.

Joining Strait for this historic night were very special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduced George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.

Fans have an opportunity to pre-order the deluxe edition and purchase exclusive packages including a personalized show poster, commemorative merchandise and a limited edition George Strait autographed guitar. More information available HERE.

Strait is nominated for a repeat Entertainer of the Year title at this year’s CMA Awards taking place next month. With his remarkable 30+ year career, Strait is one of the most prominent figures in music history. The undeniable “King of Country Music” performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year, record-breaking final U.S. tour and has influenced countless more.

THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY: LIVE FROM AT&T STADIUM DELUXE EDITION Track Listing:
CD Disc 1
1. Check Yes Or No
2. The Love Bug (with Vince Gill)
3. Fool Hearted Memory (with Jason Aldean)
4. Arkansas Dave (with Bubba Strait)
5. Cowboys Like Us (with Eric Church)
6. Easy Come, Easy Go (with Eric Church)*
7. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do
8. Marina Del Rey
9. Here For A Good Time (with Sheryl Crow)
10. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
11. Jackson (with Martina McBride)
12. I Saw God Today*
13. Drinkin’ Man*
14. River Of Love*
15. A Showman’s Life (with Faith Hill)
16. Amarillo By Morning (with Alan Jackson)*
* indicates a deluxe track

CD Disc 2
1. Murder On Music Row (with Alan Jackson)
2. The Chair
3. Give It All We Got Tonight
4. How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls (with Miranda Lambert)*
5. Run (with Miranda Lambert)
6. I’ll Always Remember You
7. Ocean Front Property (with Kenny Chesney)
8. The Fireman (with Kenny Chesney)*
9. Troubadour
10. Unwound*
11. All My Ex’s Live In Texas (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride)
12. The Cowboy Rides Away
* indicates a deluxe track

Produced by Chuck Ainlay and George Strait for George Strait Productions

DVD
1. Check Yes Or No
2. A Fire I Can’t Put Out
3. The Love Bug (with Vince Gill)
4. Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (with Vince Gill)
5. River Of Love
6. Lead On
7. Fool Hearted Memory (with Jason Aldean)
8. Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her (with Jason Aldean)
9. Arkansas Dave (with Bubba Strait)
10. I Saw God Today
11. Cowboys Like Us (with Eric Church)
12. Easy Come, Easy Go (with Eric Church)
13. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do
14. Marina Del Rey
15. Here For A Good Time (with Sheryl Crow)
16. When Did You Stop Loving Me (with Sheryl Crow)
17. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
18. Drinkin’ Man
19. Jackson (with Martina McBride)
20. Golden Ring (with Martina McBride)
21. Give It Away
22. I Got A Car
23. A Showman’s Life (with Faith Hill)
24. Let’s Fall To Pieces Together (with Faith Hill)
25. I Believe
26. Blame It On Mexico
27. Amarillo By Morning (with Alan Jackson)
28. Murder On Music Row (with Alan Jackson)
29. The Chair
30. Give It All We Got Tonight
31. How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls (with Miranda Lambert)
32. Run (with Miranda Lambert)
33. You Look So Good In Love
34. I’ll Always Remember You
35. Ocean Front Property (with Kenny Chesney)
36. The Fireman (with Kenny Chesney)
37. Troubadour
38. Unwound
39. All My Ex’s Live In Texas (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride)
40. The Cowboy Rides Away

George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away Airs TONIGHT on CMT!

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Tonight’s the night! George Strait fans can relive the June 7th, 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Dallas date with a two-hour “George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away” concert special airing TONIGHT exclusively on CMT (check local listings).

Joining Strait onstage to perform some of his hits are Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride. Strait’s son George “Bubba” Strait, Jr. also joined the stage to perform a song he penned for his dad, “Arkansas Dave.”

Enjoy the sneak peak above and set those DVRs tonight!

George Strait Set to Release 20-Song LIVE Album!

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Country icon George Strait is offering fans a 20-track live album recorded at his momentous The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music. Due in stores Sep. 16, the MCA Nashville release contains hits from throughout Strait’s remarkable 30+ year career, features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.

The undisputed “King of Country Music” and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year, record-breaking, final U.S. tour. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium epitomizes the energy and shared emotion largely thanks to a Texas-sized crowd of nearly 105,000. Equally prevalent on the album is Strait’s sentimentality and immense gratitude for his legion of fans.

As previously announced, Strait fans have an opportunity to relive the June 7th, 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour Dallas date with a two-hour “George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away” concert special airing Aug. 29 exclusively on CMT (check local listings).

The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium Track Listing:
1. Check Yes Or No
2. The Love Bug (with Vince Gill)
3. Fool Hearted Memory (with Jason Aldean)
4. Arkansas Dave (with Bubba Strait)
5. Cowboys Like Us (with Eric Church)
6. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do
7. Marina Del Rey
8. Here For A Good Time (with Sheryl Crow)
9. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
10. Jackson (with Martina McBride)
11. A Showman’s Life (with Faith Hill)
12. Murder On Music Row (with Alan Jackson)
13. The Chair
14. Give It All We Got Tonight
15. Run (with Miranda Lambert)
16. I’ll Always Remember You
17. Ocean Front Property (with Kenny Chesney)
18. Troubadour
19. All My Ex’s Live In Texas (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow,
Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride)
20. The Cowboy Rides Away

George Strait Sets New Record!!!

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George Strait added another career accomplishment to his belt on Saturday night when he broke an indoor concert attendance record for North America initially set by The Rolling Stones in 1981*. With 104,793 in attendance and the top names in country music joining him for the final ride of Quicken Loans Presents: The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, the reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year took fans on a three-hour journey of memories by way of 40 songs from throughout his storied career, including 20 of his massive 60 No. 1 hits.

Strait appeared on the stage after a warm welcoming introduction from good friend Ray Benson of opening performers Asleep at the Wheel. The King of Country appeared to be in awe of the sheer magnitude of the crowd, and after waiting for the applause to subside following his opening song “Check Yes Or No,” he addressed the crowd with his trademark grin and echoing his expression said, “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here tonight, it’s been on my mind since we started this tour two years ago!”

Shortly after–a mere two songs in–he welcomed his first of eight special guests for the evening to the stage signifying the commencement of a historical musical journey showcasing over thirty years of Strait classics.

Strait told People Magazine, “I knew it would be kind of emotional but I was still a little surprised to feel it that strongly. The first three or four shows in 2013 were the toughest, but every night it was in the back of my mind to take it all in, because I probably wouldn’t ever come back there again. It made me want to put on the best show we’ve ever done there. I hope we did that. I feel like we did.”

To add to the emotional charge filling the AT&T Stadium air was the retirement of Bruce Hardy who has also celebrated 30+ years in the industry as the general manager of Texas Stadium and the current home to the Dallas Cowboys and Strait’s tour farewell stage, AT&T Stadium. Hardy surely echoed Strait’s sentiment following the performance of “The Chair,” as the crowd roared and the superstar revealed, “That’s what I’m going to miss the most right there.”

Amidst the hits, Strait paused for a very special moment and continued his tour tradition of presenting a home as part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation (MWSF) “Homes 4 Wounded Heroes” (H4WH). Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, a medal of honor recipient, and his wife Ashley were recognized as 51st recipients from the tour and received a million dollar home in the Dallas area.

The 2013-2014 H4WH home presentations were made possible through Strait’s longtime friend, Lieutenant General Leroy Sisco, U.S. Army (Retired). The homes made available for the program are donated to MWSF through partnerships and, as unveiled at Strait’s first 2013 show in Lubbock, Texas, were awarded to at least one service member at every tour stop on The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. In addition to the homes, all of the recipient families from the tour stops also received groceries for a year from Walmart, a flat screen television, and an entire George Strait CD collection.

In addition to the charitable contributions through H4WH, Strait also partnered with CID Entertainment to facilitate a charity auction at every 2013 and 2014 tour stop including front row Troubadour Package tickets, a meet-and-greet with Strait, and more. After the final 2014 tour stop in Dallas, the program has raised $1,325,619 for The Jenifer Strait Foundation ($239,302 in 2013 and $1,086,317 in 2014) with over 3,000 VIPs ticketholders hosted and 500 travel packages accommodated.

June 7, 2014 Set List:
“Check Yes or No”
“A Fire I Can’t Put Out”
“Lovebug” with Special Guest Vince Gill
“Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” with Special Guest Vince Gill
“River of Love”
“Lead On”
“Fool Hearted Memory” with Special Guest Jason Aldean
“Nobody in His Right Mind Would Have Left Her” with Special Guest Jason Aldean
“Arkansas Dave”
“I Saw God Today”
“Cowboys Like Us” with Special Guest Eric Church
“Easy Come Easy Go” with Special Guest Eric Church
“The King of Breaking Hearts”
“Marina Del Rey”
“Here For A Good Time” with Special Guest Sheryl Crow
“When Did You Stop Loving Me” with Special Guest Sheryl Crow
“I Can Still Make Cheyenne”
“Drinkin’ Man”
“Jackson” with Special Guest Martina McBride
“Golden Ring” with Special Guest Martina McBride
Military Warrior Support Foundation Home Giveaway
“Give It Away”
“I Got A Car”
“A Showman’s Life” with Special Guest Faith Hill
“Let’s Fall To Pieces Together” with Special Guest Faith Hill
“I Believe”
“Blame It On Mexico”
“Amarillo By Morning” with Special Guest Alan Jackson
“Murder On Music Row” with Special Guest Alan Jackson
“The Chair”
“Give It All We Got Tonight”
“How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” wit Special Guest Miranda Lambert
“Run” with Special Guest Miranda Lambert
“You Look So Good In Love”
“I’ll Always Remember You”
“Ocean Front Property” with Special Guest Kenny Chesney
“The Fireman” with Special Guest Kenny Chesney
“Troubadour”
“Unwound”
Encore (Strait was joined by all special guests):
“All My Ex’s Live In Texas”
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“The Cowboy Rides Away”

For more information on MWSF, please visit www.militarywarriors.org. For more information on George Strait, please visit www.georgestrait.com

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