George Strait Schedule
Award-winning singer George Strait is best recognized for his traditional brand of country
music. Out of all the new country singers to surface during the '80s, Strait continues to transcend decades, drawing inspiration
from Western swing and honky tonk traditions.
Fortunately for fans, the king of country music is back at again, taking
to the road to bring his traditional country music to loyal fans across the nation. You can catch George Strait at venues
like the: SAP Center in San Jose, California; Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California; MGM Grand Garden Arena in
Las Vegas, Nevada; US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona; STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California; The Palace of Auburn
Hills in Auburn Hills, Michigan; Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio; Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Prudential
Center in Newark, New Jersey; KFC Yum Center in Louisville, Kentucky; Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois; Bridgestone Arena
in Nashville, Tennessee; Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia; INTRUST Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas; and Pepsi Center in Denver,
You can also catch him live at the Moda Center at the Rose Quarter in Portland, Oregon; Tacoma Dome in Tacoma,
Washington; Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa; BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana;
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts; and AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
George Strait Background
from Poteet, Texas, country music singer George Strait grew up on a farm. He attended Southwest Texas State University where
he studied agriculture. Before joining the army, Strait married his high school sweetheart, Norma. He started singing in the
Army-sponsored band while stationed in Hawaii. The band went by the name of Rambling Country. He founded his own band after
moving back to the Lone Star State. The band, Ace in the Hole, garnered a loyal following.
After several unsuccessful
attempts to land a recording contract, Strait inked a solo deal with MCA Records in 1981. Strait Country (1981) came out,
producing the hit track, Unwound. Over the course of the '80s, Strait continued to pump out a string of No. 1 albums. The
albums included: Strait From the Heart (1982), Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind (1984), Something Special (1985), Ocean
Front Property (1987) and Beyond the Blue Neon (1989). All of these albums claimed platinum or multi-platinum status. He was
billed the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year in 1989 and received the title again in 1990.
Strait was cast in the film, Pure Country. He contributed to the film's soundtrack with Where the Sidewalk Ends, Heartland,
I Cross My Heart and The King of Broken Hearts. In 1995, Strait Out of the Box arrived, which was a four-disc set. Sales for
the set surpassed five million copies. To date, Strait Out of the Box holds the record of being the top-selling boxed set
in country music history. By the time the '90s rolled around, Strait came out with several notable albums including: Blue
Clear Sky (1996), Carrying Your Love With Me (1997) and One Step At a Time (1998). In 2000, his album, George Strait, was
released with the hit tracks If It's Gonna Rain, She Took the Wind From His Sails and Go On.
Strait's popularity streak
continued into the new millennium. His album, The Road Less Traveled (2001) produced Living and Living Well and She'll Leave
You with a Smile, which climbed to the No. 1 spot on country charts. The album garnered platinum status as well. In 2003,
Honkytonkville generated the hits Cowboys Like Us and Tell Me Something Bad About Tulsa. Also in 2003, Strait was presented
with the National Medal of the Arts by George W. Bush.
In 2005, Strait's You'll Be There and She Let Herself Go drove
the success of the album, Somewhere Down in Texas. The album also included a duet with Lee Ann Womack, Good News, Bad News,
which claimed the CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year in 2005. A year later, It Just Comes Natural produced multiple chart-burners,
including Give It Away. The album earned him two CMA Awards and also led to his induction into the CMA's Hall of Fame.
George Strait is still a force to be reckoned with. Troubadour arrived in 2008, which peaked the country album charts right
off the bat. Its debut single, I Saw God Today, scored the No. 1 spot on the country charts as well. In the fall of 2008,
Strait received two CMA awards, and in 2009 he received a Grammy for Troubadour. The Academy of Country Music also presented
him with the Artist of the Decade award.
George Strait Hit Albums
George Strait has an impressive album
discography, which includes: Strait Country (1981); Strait from the Heart (1982); Right or Wrong (1983); Does Fort Worth Ever
Cross Your Mind (1984); Something Special (1985); Merry Christmas Strait to You (1986); #7 (1986); Ocean Front Property (1987);
If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin') (1988); Beyond the Blue Neon (1989); Livin' It Up (1990); Chill of an Early Fall (1991);
Pure Country (1992); Holding My Own (1992); Easy Come, Easy Go (1993); Lead On (1994); Blue Clear Sky (1996); Carrying Your
Love with Me (1997); One Step at a Time (1998); Always Never the Same (1999); Merry Christmas Wherever You Are (1999); George
Strait (2000); The Road Less Traveled (2001); For the Last Time: Live from the Astrodome (2003); Honkytonkville (2003); Somewhere
Down in Texas (2005); It Just Comes Natural (2006); Troubadour (2008); Classic Christmas (2008); Twang (2009); Here for a
Good Time (2011); and Love is Everything (2013).
George Strait Trivia
When he's not performing on stage,
country music sensation George Strait likes to partake in steer-roping, skiing and golf.
George Strait Concert
For decades, George Strait has presented the best in live country performances and now it's your chance
to see for yourself why he truly is the greatest country artist. Having consistently given stellar performances that certainly
don't skimp on the showmanship or stage presence, there's nothing quite like having and up-close-and-personal experience for
So while it's great to listen to Strait's music in your car or at home, seeing him live is a completely different
experience. So make sure that you'll be part of this legendary tour by getting your tickets from StubHub today! Reserve your
tickets fast because you can bet these tickets are going to sell out fast!