Country music icon George Strait has announced plans to hit the road for 2012 tour and he is bringing the talented Martina McBride along for the ride. The tour kicks off January 27th in Lafayette, Louisiana and includes stops in Georgia, Florida, Arizona, Oklahoma, Nevada, Utah and Kansas.
In a press release, Strait stated: “I love Martina. She’s been on our tours before and she’s great. I’m really looking forward to the tour. Martina will definitely make it a special night.”
The tour is in support of Strait’s 39th studio album ‘Here for a Good Time’ – which has received rave reviews and recently debuted at Number One on the Billboard Country Album Charts (his 3rd number one album debut in a row) and #3 on Billboard Top 200 Chart.
The title track “Here For A Good Time,” written by Strait, his son Bubba Strait and songwriter Dean Dillon, is Strait’s 73rd Top 5 hit out of 89 career singles and sits at Number 2 this week on the Billboard and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts.
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.
He is the only artist who has had 84 out of 89 radio singles make it to Top 10 (57 to Number One) and 24 albums at the number one position on Billboard’s Country Music Album Chart.
2012 tour dates include:
Lafayette, LACajundomeFriday, Januray 27
Bossier City, LACenturyLink CenterSaturday, January 28
Phoenix, AZUS Airways CenterFriday, February 3
Las Vegas, NV MGMSaturday, February 4
Atlanta, GAThe Arena at Gwinnett CenterFriday, February 10
Orlando, FLAmway CenterSaturday, February 11
Tulsa, OKBOK CenterThurday, February 16
St. Louis, MOScottrade CenterFriday, February 17
Wichita, KSINTRUST Bank ArenaSaturday, February 18
Des Moines, IAWells Fargo ArenaFriday, February 24
Kansas City, MOSprint CenterSaturday, February 25