Excitement continues to grow as the kick-off of the George Strait and Reba tour approaches. After Baltimore, they continue to Greensboro, NC with additional dates coast to coast through March.
With a repertoire of countless fan favorites and award-winning hits, choosing a set list will be the biggest challenge for the three stars. Of course recent hits including Straitâ€™s fast moving â€œTwangâ€ which currently sits at #12 on Billboard and Rebaâ€™s four week number one â€œConsider Me Goneâ€ will certainly be among the list. Lee Ann Womackâ€™s â€œSolitary Thinkinâ€ which earned her a Grammy nomination for â€œBest Female Country Vocal Performanceâ€ at the upcoming 2010 awards will certainly make the cut and fans can definitely anticipate the Grammy nominated Strait/Womack duet â€œEverything But Quitsâ€ during the night. The duet from Straitâ€™s current and also Grammy nominated album Twang is up for â€œBest Country Collaboration with Vocalsâ€. Strait also scored a third Grammy nomination for â€œBest Male Country Vocal Performanceâ€ for â€œLiving For The Nightâ€ and Womack also received three Grammy nominations with â€œBest Country Albumâ€ nomination for Call Me Crazy.
To see a full tour schedule with ticket information and show dates, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com.
With a career spanning more than 25 years, George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 To Date). He has sold more than 67 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.
Straitâ€™s recent release Twang debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 and the Top Country Albums chart. This is the fourth time in Straits 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. The current single and title track sits at #12 on the charts.
Strait recently scored Grammy nods for â€œBest Male Country Vocal Performance for â€œLiving For The Night,â€ â€œBest Country Collaboration with Vocals,â€ for â€œEverything But Quitsâ€ with Lee Ann Womack and â€œBest Country Albumâ€ for Twang.
At the 2008 CMA Awards, George became the artist with the most CMA Awards in history with Album of the Year for Troubadour and Single of the Year for â€œI Saw God Today.â€
His platinum-selling Troubadour was named â€œBest Country Albumâ€ at the 51st Grammy Awards and in 2008, Strait was the fifth artist ever to receive the Academy of Country Music’s Artist of the Decade honor. Strait has won 19 Academy of Country Music Awards including “Entertainer of the Year.”
Rebaâ€™s latest hit, â€œConsider Me Gone,â€ is the longest-running #1 single of the superstarâ€™s career. With itâ€™s 4th week at #1, Reba joins Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood and Gretchen Wilson as the only female Country artists to log more than 3 weeks at #1 in the past 10 years. Rebaâ€™s reign of #1 hits now spans four decades. The multimedia superstar was also recently recognized by Billboard, Country Aircheck and Mediabase as the biggest female hit-maker in country music history.
One of the most successful female recording artists in history, Reba has sold over 55 million albums worldwide and her last 13 studio albums have all achieved platinum-plus status. The two-time GRAMMY Award-winner is 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 Big Machine Records and sister label The Valory Music Co.
Lee Ann Womack has sold over 6 million albums, won two Grammys, numerous other milestone awards, and received notoriety for her last album Thereâ€™s More Where That Came From. Released February of â€™05 on CD and classic vinyl, Thereâ€™s More swept CMA Award trophies fall of the same year for â€œAlbum of the Yearâ€ and â€œSingle of the Yearâ€ (â€œI May Hate Myself In The Morningâ€). She is also recognized for #1 singles â€œThe Fool,â€ â€œA Little Past Little Rock,â€ â€œIâ€™ll Think Of A Reason Laterâ€ and the mega smash â€œI Hope You Danceâ€.
Womackâ€™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. In â€™09 she was nominated for â€œTop Female Vocalistâ€ at the ACM Awards and single â€œLast Callâ€ was nominated for a Grammy for the â€œBest Female Country Vocal Performanceâ€ category. She was also nominated for â€œMusical Event of the Yearâ€ with George Strait for â€œEverything But Quitsâ€ at the CMA Awards. Womack will vie for three Grammy awards at the â€™10 ceremony for â€œBest Female Country Vocal Performanceâ€ for â€œSolitary Thinkinâ€™â€, â€œBest Country Collaboration With Vocalsâ€ for â€œEverything But Quitsâ€ with George Strait and â€œBest Country Albumâ€ for Call Me Crazy. Current single â€œThere Is A Godâ€ is #37 on the charts and climbing. Click here to listen â€“ www.leeannwomack.com