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George Strait announces 2011 tour; Hub City concert in March

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - George Strait fans will get a second chance to see him in concert in Lubbock on March 25th, according to www.georgestrait.com. George, along with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack start their 2011 tour together in January.

On-Sale dates for Las Vegas and Austin are rapidly approaching with tickets for the MGM Grand show in Las Vegas during Super Bowl weekend going on sale Saturday, November 13th, while tickets for the Austin, Tx show at the Frank Erwin Centers go on sale November 20th.

At this week's 44th Annual CMA Awards, King George is up for Male Vocalist of the Year award for the 24th time and is also nominated for Album of the Year for Twang, an award he won in 2008 for his critically claimed album Troubadour.

With a career spanning more than 30 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts). He has sold nearly 69 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 chart 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. His current single is "The Breath You Take."

Named the Academy of Country Music's Artist of the Decade last year, George Strait was nominated for this year's ACM Entertainer of the Year for the 12th time and Top Male Vocalist for the 20th time, bringing his all-time record to 81 ACM nominations.

One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba has sold over 55 million albums worldwide, earned 33 #1 singles and was recently recognized as the biggest female hit-maker in country music history by "Billboard," "Mediabase" and "Country Aircheck." She is the winner of 15 American Music Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, 9 People's Choice Awards, 7 Country Music Awards and 2 GRAMMY Awards.

Reba is a 2010 CMA Nominee for "Female Vocalist of the Year." The superstar recently surpassed the one million fan mark on Facebook, propelling her into an elite group of only 10 Country artists to achieve the popularity milestone. Reba's unprecedented run of sales successes extended the superstar's lead as the female artist with the most RIAA sales certification in Country music history. Also an acclaimed film, TV and Broadway actress, Reba signed with The Valory Music Co. in November 2008. The move reunited the multimedia entertainer with industry leader Scott Borchetta, now President and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group, which includes Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co. and Republic Nashville.

Lee Ann Womack has sold over 6 million albums, won two Grammys and numerous other milestone awards. Womack's current album Call Me Crazy has garnered critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard and The New York Times, to name a few. She was nominated for Top Female Vocalist at the ACM Awards in 2009 and the debut single "Last Call" was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Female Country Vocal Performance category. Womack was nominated for "Musical Event of the Year" with George Strait for "Everything But Quits" at the 2009 CMA Awards.

2011 TOUR DATES

  • January 14 - Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
  • January 15 - Oklahoma City, OK - Ford Center
  • January 27 - Tallahassee, FL - Leon City Civic Center
  • January 28 - Jacksonville, FL - Veterans Memorial Arena
  • January 29 - Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
  • February 4 - Fresno, CA - SaveMart Center
  • February 5 - Las Vegas, NV - MGM Grand Garden Arena
  • February 17 - Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
  • February 18 - Cleveland, OH - Quickens Loan Arena
  • February 19 - Auburn Hills, MI - The Palace
  • March 4 - Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
  • March 5 - Chicago, IL - Allstate Arena
  • March 25 - Lubbock, TX - United Spirit Arena
  • March 26 - Las Cruces, NM - Pan American Center
  • April 1 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
  • April 2 - Salt Lake City, UT - Energy Solutions Arena
  • April 8 - Columbia, MO - Mizzou Arena
  • April 9 - Louisville, KY - KFC Yum! Arena

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