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George Strait’s “Strait to Vegas” Exclusive Concert Series is a Clean Sweep with Six Sold-Out Shows

Credit: Vanessa Gavalya

Credit: Vanessa Gavalya

Fans were ecstatic when George Strait announced that he would be heading to Sin City for an exclusive concert series at the Las Vegas Arena in 2016 and releasing his new album, Cold Beer Conversation, last week. The demand for new music from Strait translated to an immediate sellout of all six dates of his “Strait to Vegas” run after tickets went on sale today, with more dates to be added. The staggering response from fans already prompted Strait to add two shows to the series, which is currently scheduled for April 22nd, April 23rd, September 9th, September 10th, December 2nd and December 3rd, 2016. GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves will join him as support for the full run.

With the release of the 13-track Cold Beer Conversation, fans and critics alike have made it known that the “King of Country Music” remains at the top of his game. The Plain Dealer proclaims that “the hardest part about reviewing George Strait’s surprise new album, Cold Beer Conversation, is deciding which of the 13 tracks to gush over first” and describes the instantly relatable title cut, which is also the lead single at country radio now, as “a great little ditty about ‘a couple of ol’ boys’ just sharing a few brews, reminiscing about high school football, worrying about aging parents and trying to figure out the world.”

The Associated Press notes, “Cold Beer Conversation is vintage Strait. He has such a strong vocal presence… the highlights prove that Strait remains at the top of his game: From the casual way he captures a meaningful talk between buddies on the title cut to the melodic intimacy of ‘Let It Go’ to the jaunty swing of ‘It Takes All Kinds,’ the album adds another gem to one of country music’s deepest, most entertaining catalogs” and Billboard echoes that reverence, observing that “the key to Strait’s success is that he brings a different flavor and nuance to each song, even if the subject matter is similar. More than 30 years since his MCA Nashville debut (he’s still on the same label after all these decades), his smooth tenor is as clear as ever and each subtlety — a well-placed chuckle, a tiny sigh — still resonates.”

Cold Beer Conversation is available now at Apple Music and Walmart.

Stay tuned for information on additional “Strait to Vegas” dates and more at and

Kristian Bush to Appear on Great American Country Playlist – DVR Alert


Kristian Bush is set to appear on Great American Country Playlist on Monday (10/5). Catching up with host Suzanne Alexander, Bush will discuss the recent NASH TV Films documentary, WALK TALL: The Journey Of Sugarland’s Kristian Bush, which chronicles the singer’s private life and career. He will also share stories from the road and talk about fan-favorite song “Light Me Up,” from his debut solo album Southern Gravity.

Bush is currently serving as a celebrity ambassador for Goodwill Industries International, with “Trailer Hitch” featured as the centerpiece of their #GiveItAway campaign.

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Keith Urban Joins Taylor Swift on ‘1989’ Tour as Special Guest

keith urban and taylor swift

Keith Urban surprised a Toronto crowd when he joined Taylor Swift on her 1989 Tour gig as a surprise guest. The two of them performed Keith’s latest number one single, “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16.” Check it out!

Charles Kelley Debuts Solo Music

Charles Kelley

Lady Antebellum may be gearing up for a much needed break, but Charles Kelley is just getting started. The singer debuted a solo project for an intimate industry crowd this week in Nashville.

“I wanted to get myself out of my comfort zone – and this is out of my comfort zone.”

The project will be lead with single “The Driver” which includes Dierks Bentley and Eric Paslay.

Many hear the words solo project and will be quick to think that Lady Antebellum is no longer, but Charles insists that isn’t the case.

“Lady Antebellum will never f—ing break up, mark my words,” says Charles. “I wouldn’t have done this without Hillary and Dave giving me their blessing,” Kelley said, before thanking them for “understanding why I wanted to do this and why I needed to do this.”

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