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Taylor Swift Wins Top Prize At Acm Awards

2nd April 2012

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...

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Sick George Strait Cuts Concert Short

26th February 2012

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...

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George Strait Is A Grandfather

7th February 2012

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...

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Willie Nelson And George Strait Perform Texas Fundraiser

18th October 2011

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...

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George Strait To Become A Grandad For The First Time

29th August 2011

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...

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Lauren Alaina Set To Scoop American Idol Crown?

25th May 2011

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...

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Carrie Underwood Picks Alaina's American Idol Song

24th May 2011

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...

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George Strait Buys Golf Resort

8th April 2011

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...

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Tim Mcgraw Maintains Chart Top Spot And Announces Tour

10th January 2011

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...

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Strait Tops 25-Year Country Chart

8th June 2010

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...

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Carrie Underwood Set For Country Success

4th March 2010

Carrie Underwood has been nominated for six Academy of Country Music Awards.The singer will fight it out to retain her Top Female Vocalist of the Year accolade - which she has won for the last...

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Strait/mcentire Show Breaks Records

25th January 2010

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...

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Strait & Mcentire To Tour Together

3rd November 2009

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...

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Strait Replaces Jackson As U.s. Album Chart King

19th August 2009

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...

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Fascinating Fact 7423

27th May 2009

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...

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Strait's Brother Found Dead In Hotel Room

14th April 2009

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...

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Nichols Takes Strait's Pure Country To Broadway

9th April 2009

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...

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Strait Earns Fifth Acma Nomination

5th March 2009

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,...

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Strait, Paisley + Sugarland Among Early Cma Winners

13th November 2008

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...

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

9th April 2008

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...

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Strait Gets Dedicated Radio Channel

12th March 2008

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...

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Ill Strait Postpones Gigs

28th January 2008

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...

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Underwood, Paisley + Strait Double Up At Cmas

8th November 2007

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...

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Underwood, Paisley + Strait Double Up At Cmas

8th November 2007

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...

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Paisley + Strait Lead Cmt Awards Nominations

30th August 2007

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...

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Fascinating Fact 3242

16th May 2007

GEORGE STRAIT was the first big winner at the Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas last night (15May07) - his song GIVE IT AWAY claimed the night's Song of The Year prize....

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Mcentire To Host 2007 Academy Of Country Music Awards

22nd March 2007

Country music star REBA MCENTIRE is to host the 2007 Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada later this year (07). The legendary singer, 51, has sold more than 50 million records to...

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Strait Loses His Voice, Postpones Shows

11th March 2007

Country star GEORGE STRAIT was forced to postpone two concerts over the weekend (9-10MAR07) as he attempts to battle a severe case of laryngitis. The singer/songwriter began losing his voice last week (ends09MAR07) and scrapped...

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Brooks + Dunn Add Two More Nominations To Acm Haul

6th March 2007

LATEST: Country duo BROOKS + DUNN have climbed over GEORGE STRAIT as the big draw at the upcoming Academy Of Country Music Awards in May (07) after landing another two honours. It was announced yesterday...

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