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 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 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.
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!
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!
Country Stars To Perform in 2013 Rodeo Houston Concert Line-Up. The annual long running Rodeo Houston kicks off very soon running from February 25th – March 17th. Besides being the largest livestock show and rodeo, Rodeo Houston also features a massive line-up of country concerts with the best of the best in country music right now! From George Strait to The Band Perry, there is a whole range of talent lined up! Check out the complete list below, and get ready because tickets go on sale Saturday, January 12th! Also, be sure to check out their Twitter because they’ve been giving away tickets like hot cakes! 2013 Rodeo Houston Concert Line-Up. Feb. 25 Toby Keith Feb. 26 Gary Allan Feb. 27 Alan Jackson Feb. 28 Zac Brown Band March 1 Mary J. Blige March 2 Brantley Gilbert March 3 Demi Lovato March 3 Austin Mahone March 4 Styx March 5 Lady Antebellum March 6 Dierks Bentley March 7 Bruno Mars March 8 Tim McGraw March 9 The Band Perry March 10 Julion Alvarez March 10 Los Invasores de Nuevo Leon March 11 Jason Aldean March 12 Kenny Chesney March 13 Jake Owen March 14 Pitbull March 15 Blake Shelton March 16 Luke Bryan March 17 George Strait March 17 Martina McBride March 17 Randy Rogers Band
Your One Stop for 2013 Country Music Tour Details! In the past couple months there have been a lot of exciting tour announcements for the 2013 concert season from some of our favorite country music artists! From George Strait‘s final tour to Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley‘s co-tour there is a whole lot to look forward to in the next year. To help all ya’ll out, we’re gonna keep it all straight for you right here with links to all the details you need! We’ll be adding in the artists and links as more tours are announced, so be sure to check back with us often. If what you’re lookin’ for isn’t listed below try visiting this post’s sponsor CountryMusicOnTour.com! George Strait “The Cowboy Rides Away 2013-2014 Tour“ Rascal Flatts “2013 Changed Tour“ Miranda Lambert and Dierks Bentley “2013 Locked and Reloaded Tour“ Jason Aldean “2013 Night Train Tour“ Luke Bryan “2013 Dirt Road Diaries Tour“ Kenny Chesney “No Shoes Nation 2013 Tour“ Taylor Swift “2013 Red Tour“ Eric Church “Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour 2013 Dates“ Keith Urban “2013 North American Tour“ Carrie Underwood “Blown Away Tour 2013 Extended Dates“ Tim McGraw “2013 Two Lanes of Freedom Tour“ Blake Shelton “2013 Ten Times Crazier Tour“ Scotty McCreery “2013 Weekend Road Trip Tour“ Justin Moore: “Outlaws Like Me 2013 Tour”. Brad Paisley: “Beat This Summer 2013 Tour.” Darius Rucker: “True Believers 2013 Tour.” Rascal Flatts: “Live & Loud 2013 Summer Tour.” Quick Question: Who are you most excited about seeing live? Comment below and let us know!