George Strait

  1. Watch Dean Dillon's Poignant BMI Icon Award Acceptance Speech In Full: Video

    November 06, 2013 6:33 PM EST Dean Dillon, who has penned hits for George Strait, George Jones, Kenny Chesney and more in his prolific career, was honored as the newest BMI Icon at Tuesday night's (Nov. 5) BMI Country Awards. After Strait, Chesney, Luke Bryan and Lee An ...

  2. George Strait, Josh Kear, Warner/Chappell Among ASCAP Country Music Award Honorees

    November 05, 2013 12:56 PM EST The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) hosted its 51st Annual ASCAP Country Music Awards on Monday, Nov. 4th in the Grand Ballroom at Nashville’s newly opened Music City Center.  ASCAP Country Music Awards -- Photo Gal ...

  3. George Strait, Demi Lovato's New Albums Bound for Top Three on Billboard 200

    May 17, 2013 9:12 PM EDT Country icon George Strait is heading for a No. 2 debut on the Billboard 200 chart next week with his new album, "Love Is Everything." Meanwhile, Demi Lovato's fourth studio effort, "Demi," is aiming for a No. 3 bow. Acc ...

  4. Elton John Tops Hot Tours as 40th Anniversary Outing Hits Brazil

    March 22, 2013 4:43 PM EDT Elton John lands at No. 1 on the weekly Hot Tours tally with box office totals reported from four dates in Brazil on his concert tour that launched last November in Australia.  The tour, dubbed 40th Anniversary of the Rocket Man Tour, celebrates ...

  5. George Strait's Next Tour To Be His Last 'Structured' Outing: 'The Road Warrior Days Are Over'

    September 26, 2012 3:40 PM EDT George Strait is leaving the concert trail. The iconic country star announced plans for his last formal tour, the Cowboy Rides Away Tour, during a press conference Wednesday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. The tour, featuring opening ...

  6. Backbeat: Lionel Richie, George Strait, Play Surprise Sets At UMG Nashville CRS Showcase

    February 23, 2012 2:32 PM EST Lionel Richie (left) and George Strait who bookended performances at the Universal Music Group Nashville's third annual artist showcase at the Country Music Seminar. (Photo: Dirk Vanoucek) In what has become a recent highlight of Country Radi ...

  7. George Strait Scores 85th Hot Country Songs Top 10

    February 06, 2012 4:16 PM EST George Strait pushes closer to Eddy Arnold's record for the most top 10s in the 68-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Love's Gonna Make It Alright" rises 11-10. The song is Strait's 85th top 10 o ...

  8. Billboard's Women In Music 2011: Kate McMahon

    October 01, 2011 12:00 AM EDT No. 35 Kate McMahon VP of marketing, the Messina Group/AEG Website: Aeglive.com Twitter: @aeglive Kate McMahon, VP of marketing with the Messina Group/AEG, began her career with TMG marketing George Strait's 1998 tour, four subsequent George ...

  9. George Strait Heading For Billboard 200's Top Debut

    September 07, 2011 8:26 PM EDT There won't be much of a surprise at the top of the Billboard 200 next week, as it is expected Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" will hold at No. 1 for a second week after its blockbuster 964,000 debut. While it's too early to t ...

  10. George Strait Scores 84th Hot Country Songs Top 10 With 'Here for a Good Time'

    September 05, 2011 1:44 PM EDT George Strait climbs closer to Eddy Arnold's record for most top 10s in the 67-year history of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Here for a Good Time" rises 11-9. The song is Strait's 84th top 10 on the tally, a sum ...

  11. Country Songwriter Hank Cochran Dead At 74

    July 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Hank Cochran, a consummate songwriter who composed a string of country hits including "Make the World Go Away" for Eddy Arnold, has died. He was 74. Martha E. Moore, his publicist, said Cochran died Thursday morning at his home in Hender ...

  12. 30 Strait Years Of Top 10 Hits

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Thirty years into his unparalleled career, the "King of Country" shows no signs of abdicating the throne. George Strait reaches an historic Billboard chart milestone, as he collects a top 10 hit on the Country Songs survey in an unpreced ...

  13. George Strait Dethrones Michael Jackson, Tops Billboard 200

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the King of Pop steps aside for the King of Country as George Strait 's "Twang" replaces Michael Jackson 's enduring "Number Ones" as the best selling album in the country. Strait's new set sold 155, ...

  14. George Strait . . . In At No. 1

    August 19, 2009 12:00 AM EDT George Strait proves once again why he's the King of Country as his new "Twang" album was the top-selling set in the United States last week with 155,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. All told, it's the legend� ...

  15. Paisley, Newfield Lead ACM Nominations

    February 11, 2009 12:00 AM EST Country superstar Brad Paisley leads the pack of Academy of Country Music Award nominees with six nods, it was announced today during a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in downtown Nashville. But perhaps the most surpr ...

  16. Chesney, Strait, Sugarland Lead CMA Noms

    September 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney leads all finalists with seven nominations for the 42nd Annual Country Music Association Awards, while George Strait and duo Sugarland each nabbed five nominations with Sugarland's Jennifer Nettles picking up a sixth for song of ...

  17. Chesney, Underwood, Paisley Lead Winners At CMAs

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST Kenny Chesney took home entertainer of the year honors while Arista Nashville labelmates Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley each won two crystal trophies at the 41st annual Country Music Association Awards, held tonight (Nov. 7) in Nashville. Chesn ...

  18. Chesney, McBride, Rascal Flatts Set For CMA Awards

    September 18, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts, George Strait and Keith Urban are the first performers revealed for the 41st Annual CMA Awards, which take place Nov. 7 in Nashville. CMA's reigning entertainer of the year, Chesney received four ...

  19. CMA Fest Attendance Soars

    June 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The CMA Music Festival in Nashville enjoyed record attendance in the 60,000 range for its June 7-10 run in downtown Nashville, up 21% from last year. Using an aggregate attendance from all events, the CMA says 191,154 people attended CMA Fest, whi ...

  20. Milsap Signs With Erv Woolsey

    April 19, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Legendary country star Ronnie Milsap has signed with the Erv Woolsey Company for management. He was previously represented by Burt Stein at Gold Mountain Management. Milsap has scored 35 No. 1 songs on the Billboard country airplay charts since co ...

  21. George Strait Snags Eight ACM Nominations

    March 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST George Strait, whose first single hit the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart in 1981, leads all nominees for the Academy of Country Music Awards with eight, including entertainer of the year and top male vocalist. Strait's last ACM win came in ...

  22. Strait Sets Sights On Winter Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST CMA Hall of Fame inductee George Strait will embark on another winter tour, beginning Jan. 11 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. Twenty dates have been unveiled as a first leg, concluding March 3 at the Pepsi Arena in Denver. This would be a typic ...

  23. Strait Sets Sights On Winter Tour

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST dates to roll out from Jan. 11. CMA Hall of Fame Inductee George Strait will embark on another winter tour, beginning Jan. 11 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. Twenty dates have been unveiled as a first leg, concluding March 3 at the Pepsi Are ...

  24. Strait Takes Bentley, Dotson On The Road

    November 30, 2004 12:00 AM EST Country kingpin George Strait will kick off his 2005 tour Jan. 3 in Charlotte, N.C., with Dierks Bentley and Amber Dotson in tow. The 19-date run is set to close March 5 in Denver, with the first four Country kingpin George Strait will kick off hi ...

  25. ACM To Honor Willie Nelson With Award

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievement Award during the 39th annual ACM Awards May 26 in Las Vegas. The Academy of Country Music will present Willie Nelson with its Gene Weed Special Achievem ...

  26. Nashville Scene

    April 21, 2004 12:00 AM EDT George Strait's song "Desperately" is the first big hit for publisher Moonkiss Music. Read Phyllis Stark's column. George Strait's song "Desperately" is the first big hit for publisher Moonkiss Music. Read Phylli ...