QUICKEN LOANS TO BECOME THE PRESENTING SPONSOR OF GEORGE STRAIT’S THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY TOUR 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Nov. 05, 2013) — Quicken Loans Inc., the nation’s largest online mortgage lender, today announced it will be the presenting sponsor for the final leg of George Strait’s The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014. Quicken Loans joins a highly successful tour, where 16 tour stops are completely sold out and only four more venues have yet to release tickets for sale. Strait’s highly anticipated show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena sold out within six minutes of going on sale Friday, Oct. 25. “It is an absolute honor to sponsor George Strait’s final tour,” said Jay Farner, Quicken Loans President and Chief Marketing Officer. “George means so much to country music fans everywhere, and we can’t wait to help him create a concert experience of a lifetime for those who have supported him for so many years. Plus, we’re hoping he refers some of his ‘ex’s in Texas’ to us for a mortgage.”   Find out more straight from the source! http://ebmediapr.com/georgestrait/545-quicken-loans-to-become-presenting-sponsor-of-george-straits-the-cowboy-rides-away-tour-2014

George Strait 2014 Cowboy Rides Away Tour Details

GEORGE STRAIT ANNOUNCES 2014 DATES FOR FINAL LEG OF THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY TOUR Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, and Chris Young Announced as Special Guests on 2014 Tour Dates. . . . . . ARLINGTON, Texas – Musical icon George Strait has announced the dates for the second leg of his final two-year tour – The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. In a press conference streamed live on georgestrait.com from AT&T Stadium, home of the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys, earlier today, Strait revealed the final 26 markets he will visit during the winter and spring legs of his 2014 tour. Additionally, Strait revealed he will have special guests on each tour weekend that will be matched with the corresponding tour date and market via a “tweet to unlock” campaign. Special guests will include Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young, and more. “The first leg of the tour earlier this year was very fun, but also very emotional,” said Strait. “Every city and venue holds such great memories. I’m really looking forward to seeing our fans out on the road in 2014.” George Strait fan club members will have an opportunity to purchase tickets during a pre-sale period beginning at 10 a.m. in the venue’s respective time zone on Tuesday, September 24. Additionally, American Express® Cardmembers can purchase tickets before the general public. Tickets available to the general public will go on sale in select markets beginning Sept. 27 at 10:00 a.m. (time zone restraints apply) at www.georgestrait.com. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 dates are as follows: January 9, 2014 CenturyLink│Bossier City, La. January 10, 2014 Frank Erwin Center│Austin, Texas January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb. January 18, 2014 Sprint Center│Kansas City, Mo. January 30, 2014 SAP Center│San Jose, Calif. January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif. February 1, 2014 MGM Grand Arena│Las Vegas, Nev. February 7, 2014 US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz. February 8, 2014 Staples Center│Los Angeles, Calif. February 14, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills │Auburn Hills, Mich. February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio February 28, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Philadelphia, Pa. March 1, 2014 Prudential Center│Newark, N.J. March 7, 2014 KFC Yum! Arena│Louisville, Ky. March 8, 2014 Allstate Arena│Chicago, Ill. March 21, 2014 Bridgestone Arena│Nashville, Tenn. March 22, 2014 Philips Arena│Atlanta, Ga. April 4, 2014 Intrust Bank Arena│ Wichita, Kan. April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo. April 11, 2014 The Moda Center│Portland, Ore. April 12, 2014 Tacoma Dome│Tacoma, Wash. April 18, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Des Moines, Iowa April 19, 2014 BOK Arena│Tulsa, Okla. May 23, 2014 LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest │Baton Rouge, La. May 31, 2014 Gillette Stadium │ Foxborough, Mass. TBD AT&T Stadium │Dallas, Texas **Update 9/10/2013**George Strait has announced his special guests that will perform with him at 6 cities during his ‘Cowboy Rides Away Tour’. The Texas Continue reading

George Strait Live Press Conference – 2014 Concert Tour Dates

OFFICIAL GEORGE STRAIT 2014 TOUR SCHEDULE: In a press conference hosted today by King George himself, the final dates for the 2014 George Strait Cowboy Rides Away tour were announced. Opening acts will change from one week to the next. Some of these acts include Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Young, and more. The final show of the tour will be the big extravaganza with a HUGE list of grade A talent! . . . The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 dates are as follows: January 9, 2014 CenturyLink • Bossier City, La. January 10, 2014 Frank Erwin Center • Austin, Texas January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center • Omaha, Neb. January 18, 2014 Sprint Center • Kansas City, Mo. January 30, 2014 SAP Center • San Jose, Calif. January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center • San Diego, Calif. February 1, 2014 MGM Grand Arena • Las Vegas, Nev. February 7, 2014 US Airways Center • Phoenix, Ariz. February 8, 2014 Staples Center • Los Angeles, Calif. February 14, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills • Auburn Hills, Mich. February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena • Columbus, Ohio February 28, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena • Philadelphia, Pa. March 1, 2014 Prudential Center • Newark, N.J. March 7, 2014 KFC Yum! Arena • Louisville, Ky. March 8, 2014 Allstate Arena • Chicago, Ill. March 21, 2014 Bridgestone Arena • Nashville, Tenn. March 22, 2014 Philips Arena • Atlanta, Ga. April 4, 2014 Intrust Bank Arena • Wichita, Kan. April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center • Denver, Colo. April 11, 2014 The Moda Center • Portland, Ore. April 12, 2014 Tacoma Dome • Tacoma, Wash. April 18, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena • Des Moines, Iowa April 19, 2014 BOK Arena • Tulsa, Okla. May 23, 2014 LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest • Baton Rouge, La. May 31, 2014 Gillette Stadium • Foxborough, Mass. TBD AT&T Stadium • Dallas, Texas As we all know, this will NOT be George Strait’s last live concert, but he does state that it will be his last full headlining tour. To watch the official press conference feed of George Strait’s tour announcement, just press play below! Soundcheck:

George Strait Final 2014 Tour Dates

George Strait To Announce Final Tour Dates For 2014 On September 9th **Updated 9/10/2013** George Strait has announced his special guests that will perform with him at 6 cities during his ‘Cowboy Rides Away Tour’. The Texas Cowboy says that fellow Texan Miranda Lambert will join him for two shows in San Diego at the Valley View Casino on January 31st and at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas on Feb. 1st. He also noted that Martina McBride would join him for three shows. They will be Los Angeles at the Staples Center on Feb. 8th, Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Arena on Feb. 28th and at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ on March 1st. Strait also announce that Little Big Town would be his special guests for his show at the Palace in Auburn Hills, MI on Feb. 14th. Strait will announce other special guests in the near future. The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 dates are as follows: January 9, 2014 CenturyLink│Bossier City, La. January 10, 2014 Frank Erwin Center│Austin, Texas January 17, 2014 CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb. January 18, 2014 Sprint Center│Kansas City, Mo. January 30, 2014 SAP Center│San Jose, Calif. January 31, 2014 Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif. February 1, 2014 MGM Grand Arena│Las Vegas, Nev. February 7, 2014 US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz. February 8, 2014 Staples Center│Los Angeles, Calif. February 14, 2014 The Palace of Auburn Hills │Auburn Hills, Mich. February 15, 2014 Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio February 28, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Philadelphia, Pa. March 1, 2014 Prudential Center│Newark, N.J. March 7, 2014 KFC Yum! Arena│Louisville, Ky. March 8, 2014 Allstate Arena│Chicago, Ill. March 21, 2014 Bridgestone Arena│Nashville, Tenn. March 22, 2014 Philips Arena│Atlanta, Ga. April 4, 2014 Intrust Bank Arena│ Wichita, Kan. April 5, 2014 Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo. April 11, 2014 The Moda Center│Portland, Ore. April 12, 2014 Tacoma Dome│Tacoma, Wash. April 18, 2014 Wells Fargo Arena│Des Moines, Iowa April 19, 2014 BOK Arena│Tulsa, Okla. May 23, 2014 LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest │Baton Rouge, La. May 31, 2014 Gillette Stadium │ Foxborough, Mass. TBD AT&T Stadium │Dallas, Texas **Update 9/10/2013** This was JUST posted to ALL Of George Strait‘s social outlets, and on George Strait’s official website: “Want to learn what cities George Strait will perform in during 2014 for the final leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour as they are revealed? Watch George’s press conference live from the iconic AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, Monday, Sept. 9 beginning at 11:00 a.m. CDT at www.GeorgeStrait.com. In the meantime, you can re-watch last year’s announcement from Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum below. Live tweet to help us spread the word by using @georgestrait and #cowboyridesaway.”

George Strait Love Is Everything Album Details

George Strait Releases His Latest Album, Love Is Everything. Yesterday, May 14, George Strait released his latest studio album, Love Is Everything. The album includes his current single and latest #1, “Give It All We Got Tonight.” I fell in love with this song the first time I heard it and as George would say, “it’s pretty risqué.” As some of you may know, there has been a huge effort made by fans and radio to get this single to #1 on the charts, making it George’s 60th #1 hit for his 60th birthday. Well 60 for 60 worked! The song is currently sitting at #1 on real-time charts and if it can hold that position until Saturday, it will become official. Love Is Everything has plenty more great songs on it and I’m sure George will surpass that 60 mark with one of them. Take a look at the track listing below and watch this video that features George talking with Storme Warren about his new album! Love Is Everything Track listing: 1. I Got A Car 2. Give It All We Got Tonight 3. Blue Melodies 4. I Just Can’t Go On Dying Like This 5. I Thought I Heard My Heart Sing 6. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do 7. When Love Comes Around Again 8. The Night Is Young 9. Sittin’ On The Fence 10. I Believe 11. Love Is Everything 12. You Don’t Know What You’re Missing 13. When The Credits Roll

George Strait Gives It All He’s Got

George Strait Wows HaleighT With His Final Tour. In January, I got to witness the opening weekend of George Strait’s Cowboy Rides Away Tour. It was an over-the-top weekend that will forever be burned into my memory. For starters, It was my birthday weekend. Who wouldn’t love to see King George for their birthday? I don’t know of a single soul who would pass that opportunity up! I went with some of my best friends and we loved every second of it. The fact that we were in the nose bleed section didn’t bother us at all. They’ve got a great sound system at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. Martina McBride was the opening act and boy did she entertain. Yes, we were anything but close to the stage, but thankfully our ears work just fine. That woman is talented! She gave me goosebumps. I know that isn’t a shock, she’s amazingly talented. But hearing “Broken Wing” live…that damn near changed my life! George took the stage and you would have thought there were 1 million people in the arena. Everyone went nuts, obviously. It was basically like when Dusty took the stage in Pure Country, only 10 times more intense. Now I’ve been to a George Strait concert before, so I recognized the differences in his normal show and his Cowboy Rides Away show. This time George did a whole lot more talking. He told stories, almost before every song he would tell the audience who wrote it and why. He performed his hits in chronological order, almost as if going back in time. It was amazing. Even though the show was almost three months ago, it seems like it was yesterday. What blows my mind even more is the fact that this Friday, April 12, I will be seeing George again! Yes, you read that right. In a few days I will be sitting in the Verizon Arena in Little Rock (better seats this time) watching history…for the second time. What makes it that more special is that I’ll be sitting next to my Mama! The woman who helped mold my obsession, will be singing along with me as George gives it all he’s got.

George Strait New Album Love Is Everything Due May 14th

King George Releases New Album Love Is Everything on Heels of 2013 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour! George Strait has officially announced that his new album, Love Is Everything, will release on May 14th! Exciting! Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that King George has been at this whole making music for a living thing for decades, and he is still, essentially, the biggest deal ever (he recently set an all-time attendance record of 80,020 fans at the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, y’all). That’s not easy, and I really hope someone is taking notes. We’ve already had a taste of what’s to come from the new album with current single “Give It All We Got” which is included with the other 12 tracks that will be featured on the new project. In addition to his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour (featuring Martina McBride), Strait and his team are working hard to make the current single his 60th #1 Hit. The song is sitting a 15 on the charts right now, but no doubt, it will hit #1 soon enough. To find out about the “60 For 60” initiative, go here. Stay tuned for more news on the upcoming album, and be sure to check out the remaining dates on his tour below!

George Strait Continues to Sell Out 2013 Cowboy Rides Away Tour

George Strait Sets Sell Out Records with 2013 Cowboy Rides Away Tour. When George Strait announced his 2013 Cowboy Rides Away Tour, we knew that it was going to be a huge success. So, it comes as no surprise that he is selling out his tour stops left and right! Most recently, King George sold 72,000 tickets in less than six minutes for his June 1st tour stop in San Antonio, TX! Strait’s tour sales success places him at #1 on Pollstar’s Concert Pulse with an average $1.4 million in gross per show which ranks him over popular concerts like Justin Bieber, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Dave Matthews Band, and The Who (top 5 respectively). I know there are a whole lot of folks who really want to see George Strait live and in concert, but aren’t going to be able to. On the bright side of things for y’all, he is currently working on an upcoming album, which includes current single , “Give It All We’ve Got Tonight,” and is scheduled to release in late spring.

2013 ACM Awards Performers Announced

George Strait and More In The First Round Of Performer Announcements. It was announced today that Luke Bryan, Kelly Clarkson, Hunter Hayes, Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, George Strait and The Band Perry will perform at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards. The ceremony will be broadcast LIVE from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Sunday, April 7 at 8 PM live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network. This is only the first round of performers to be announced so keep your eyes and ears open, because we will let you know as the rest of the artists set to perform are announced!

George Strait’s Cowboy Rides Away Tour Begins

HaleighT Gets Ready To Make The Trip To OKC For The Concert To Be At! Tomorrow, January 19, I will be seeing one of my all-time favorite singers, George Strait. The show is the second of his Cowboy Rides Away tour and will be in Oklahoma City. If you aren’t a George Strait fan, then it is hard for me to describe the kind of ridiculous appreciation I have for him. On the other hand, if you are a true fan, then you get it. He is King George. He is Wranglers. He is Amarillo By Morning. He is Texas. He is the man tapping his foot behind his guitar. He is George and there is no one else like him. I have grown up listening to him my entire life. I have also grown up hearing every female in my family say that he is their husband…and I don’t even think it’s a strange thing to say! He is handsome, has a great voice, has tons of charisma and seems to be one of the most humble men that is in the music industry. His shows are simple with no flashing lights, yet he will sell out an arena in minutes. Not many can do that in music at all and even fewer can do it in country. I’m sure that tomorrow he won’t come even close to singing all of his over 70 #1 hits (we’d have to be there for days). But the good thing about it, is that everyone in that crowd will get to hear at LEAST 8 of their favorites and I’d say those are pretty good odds… So until Monday, when I tell you all how the show went, wish me well travels to the big city! Hopefully I will be able to sleep tonight in anticipation! Did I mention it is my birthday weekend? Oh…this is going to be a good time!