George Strait to Tour with Martina McBride in 2012

George Strait on his Here for a Good Time Album CoverNashville, TN (September 1, 2011) – George Strait isn’t called King George for nothing…Year after year, night after night, when it comes to showing fans a good time whether it’s on the road or on the radio, Strait always delivers.   And he’s doing it again.  His 39th studio album HERE FOR A GOOD TIME is already receiving rave reviews before it’s release next week, the title track is on the brink of Top 10 at radio and his 2012 tour plans are underway.
The King of Country Music revealed he’s invited another award-winning superstar to join him on stage – Martina McBride.  The tour will kick off late January. Cities and on-sale information will be announced soon.
Martina McBride posing, sitting on floor in front of a grand piano“I love Martina. She’s been on our tours before and she’s great, “ commented Strait.  “I’m really looking forward to the tour. Martina will definitely make it a special night.”
Strait’s current single, “Here For A Good Time” currently sits at #11 on the Billboard chart.  The album Here For A Good Time will be in stores Tuesday, September 6. Strait co-wrote seven of the 11 tracks with his son Bubba and the legendary songwriter Dean Dillon.
George Strait has the most number one singles of any artist in history including Elvis (57 to date inclusive of all charts).  He has sold nearly 69 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.  Strait was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.

His last CD Twang debuted at #1 on The Billboard 200 chart and the Top Country Albums chart making it the fourth time in Strait’s 30+ year career to have an album debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and the 13th time to debut at #1 on the Top Country Albums chart.

Martina McBride will release her 11th studio album titled ELEVEN on October 11, 2011.   The current single, “I’m Gonna Love You Through It,” is climbing the charts at radio and has seen steady online digital sales since it was released on August 19. The music video for I’m Gonna Love Your Through It” was recently the iTunes “Video of The Week,” garnering over 150,000 downloads. The accompanying video features dozens of cancer survivors and supporters, including four well-known celebrities – Robin Roberts (anchor for ABC’s Good Morning America); Hoda Kotb (anchor for NBC’s TODAY Show); Grammy award-winning singer Sheryl Crow and ABC journalist Katie Couric – who each have very personal connections to the disease.
As one of the most spectacular voices in any genre of music, Martina McBride is a four-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, three-time ACM Female Vocalist of the Year and GRAMMY® winning recording artist with more than 18 million in album sales.The breadth of Martina’s talents – as recording artist, producer, songwriter, and concert entertainer – has made her an in-demand performer and personality, appearing on such high-profile programs as VH1 Divas, Dancing with the Stars, The Today Show’s “Today Throws a Wedding,” American Idol, Oprah, The Bachelorette, Private Sessions, a 20/20 special, and much more. Celebrated for her beauty and sense of fashion, as well as her everywoman perspective in life and music, Martina has graced the cover Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, People Magazine, Country Weekly and Shape. Among her hits are such anthemic and empowering songs as “Independence Day,” “This One’s for the Girls” and “Wild Angels”. For more on Martina, please visit martinamcbride.com.

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