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George Strait Announces Tour Retirement

Country music icon George Strait is planning to garage his tour bus after a final 41-date tour.The beloved singer/songwriter announced his The Cowboy Rides Away tour, which will begin next year (13), will be his...

26th September 2012

Controversial Soldier Timothy Poe Exits 'America's Got Talent'

Timothy Poe, the former military service man who lost all credibility after not being able to prove his background story, has been booted out of 'America's Got Talent' in the latest round, and there'll be...

27th June 2012

George Clooney And Denzel Washington Are 'Men On Fire'

George Clooney, Colin Firth and Denzel Washington have been named as the sexiest men over 50. The actors are among 21 hunks to make AARP magazine's 'Men on Fire' list of older heartthrobs. Other stars...

24th May 2012

Fascinating Fact 13424

Country music icon George Strait turned 60 on Friday (18May12).

18th May 2012

Taylor Swift Wins Top Prize At Acm Awards

Taylor Swift won the top prize at the 47th Annual Academy of Country Music (ACM) awards last night (01.04.12). The 'Mean' hitmaker took home Entertainer of the Year for the second consecutive year, and praised...

2nd April 2012

Sick George Strait Cuts Concert Short

Illness forced country star George Strait to cut short a concert in Missouri short on Saturday night (25Feb12).The singer was just two songs into his set at the Sprint Center in Kansas City when he...

26th February 2012

George Strait Is A Grandfather

Country icon George Strait is celebrating after becoming a first-time grandfather.The musician's songwriting son Bubba Strait and his wife Tamara welcomed a baby boy on Thursday (02Feb12) and the proud King of Country couldn't hold...

7th February 2012

Willie Nelson And George Strait Perform Texas Fundraiser

Country acts Willie Nelson, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks raised more than $500,000 (£313,000) for victims of the Texas wildfires at a concert on Monday (17Oct11).Christopher Cross, the Avett Brothers and Asleep at the...

18th October 2011

George Strait To Become A Grandad For The First Time

Country legend George Strait is to become a first-time grandfather.The singer's son, George Strait, Jr., and his wife Tamara are expecting their first child in February (12). The couple wed in December (10). Father and...

29th August 2011

Lauren Alaina Set To Scoop American Idol Crown?

Lauren Alaina, the 16-year-old country sensation, took a huge step towards becoming American Idol champion during Tuesday's final performances, reports the New York Daily News. Lauren Alaina edged out fellow country singer Scotty Mccreery during...

25th May 2011

Carrie Underwood Picks Alaina's American Idol Song

Carrie Underwood, the country singer-songwriter and former American Idol winner, has chosen one of Lauren Alaina's songs for Tuesday's final (24th May 2011), reports Usa Today. Carrie Underwood has selected a track that she believes...

24th May 2011

George Strait Buys Golf Resort

Country icon George Strait is the proud new owner of a golf resort in Texas.The star purchased the Tapatio Springs Golf Resort and Conference Center in Boerne, near San Antonio, with his business partner Tom...

8th April 2011

Tim Mcgraw Maintains Chart Top Spot And Announces Tour

TIM MCGRAW, the American country singer who has sold in excess of 40 million records worldwide, maintained his place at the top of the Billboard country singles chart this week with his song 'Felt Good...

10th January 2011

Strait Tops 25-Year Country Chart

GEORGE STRAIT has topped a new list of country giants from the past 25 years.The singer beat Garth Brooks, Reba MCEntire, Alan Jackson and Tim MCGraw to the number one spot on Billboard's list of...

8th June 2010

Strait/mcentire Show Breaks Records

GEORGE STRAIT and REBA MCENTIRE have broken concert ticket records in Oklahoma after selling out their upcoming Tulsa date in less than an hour.Saturday's (23Jan10) ticket rush marks the first time in the history of...

25th January 2010

Strait & Mcentire To Tour Together

The king and queen of country will kick off 2010 with one of the hot tickets of the new year when GEORGE STRAIT and REBA MCENTIRE hit the road together.The two superstars performed together for...

3rd November 2009

Strait Replaces Jackson As U.s. Album Chart King

The King of Country has dethroned the King of Pop in America - GEORGE STRAIT has ended MICHAEL JACKSON's run as the album bestseller.Strait's new album Twang replaces Jackson's Number Ones compilation as the best...

19th August 2009

Fascinating Fact 7423

Grammy winner GEORGE STRAIT's acceptance as the Academy of Country Music's artist of the decade will be aired on U.S. TV on Wednesday night (27May09). The ceremony features performances from FAITH HILL, KEITH URBAN, TAYLOR...

27th May 2009

Strait's Brother Found Dead In Hotel Room

Country star GEORGE STRAIT is in mourning after the shock death of his brother BUDDY on Friday (10Apr09). Strait, 58, was found dead in a San Antonio, Texas hotel room, where he was staying while conducting...

14th April 2009

Nichols Takes Strait's Pure Country To Broadway

GEORGE STRAIT movie PURE COUNTRY is to hit the Broadway stage with singer JOE NICHOLS as the leading man. Country icon Strait scored a hit with the film in 1992 and now Nichols will play his...

9th April 2009

Strait Earns Fifth Acma Nomination

Singer GEORGE STRAIT has earned his fifth nomination for the upcoming Academy of Country Music Awards after receiving a mention in the Album of the Year category. The country star's Troubadour will battle Taylor Swift's Fearless,...

5th March 2009

Strait, Paisley + Sugarland Among Early Cma Winners

Country music veteran GEORGE STRAIT has picked up the first prize at this year's (08) CMA Awards in Nashville, Tennessee. Strait claimed Single of The Year for I Saw God Today to kick off the...

13th November 2008

Troubadour Strait Beats Accelerating R.e.m. To The Top

Country star GEORGE STRAIT has beaten R.E.M. to the top of the U.S. album charts. The singer has scored his fourth number one on the Billboard 200 with Troubadour, selling 50,000 more copies that R.E.M.'s...

9th April 2008

Strait Gets Dedicated Radio Channel

Veteran country star GEORGE STRAIT is to be honoured by a U.S. radio station - after bosses gave him his own dedicated music channel. The station - named Strait County - will launch on 31...

12th March 2008

Ill Strait Postpones Gigs

Veteran country star GEORGE STRAIT has been forced to reschedule three concerts because he is suffering from laryngitis. The 55-year-old postponed gigs in Jacksonville, Florida; Columbia, South Carolina; and Baltimore, Maryland on Thursday (24Jan08), Friday...

28th January 2008

Underwood, Paisley + Strait Double Up At Cmas

CARRIE UNDERWOOD, BRAD PAISLEY and GEORGE STRAIT were named the queen and kings of country in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday night (07Nov07) at the 41st annual CMA Awards. Underwood claimed the Female Vocalist of the...

8th November 2007

Underwood, Paisley + Strait Double Up At Cmas

CARRIE UNDERWOOD, BRAD PAISLEY and GEORGE STRAIT were named the queen and kings of country in NashvIlle, Tennessee on Wednesday night (07Nov07) at the 41st annual CMA Awards. Underwood claimed the Female Vocalist of the...

8th November 2007

Paisley + Strait Lead Cmt Awards Nominations

BRAD PAISLEY and GEORGE STRAIT lead the nominations for the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, with five nods apiece. Both musicians are up for Entertainer Of The Year, Male Vocalist, Album Of The Year...

30th August 2007

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