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George Strait goes 7x platinum

Tuesday, December 18, 2007 – George Strait's "50 Number Ones" was certified for selling 7 million units by the RIAA. Released in 2004, it trails only his 8-million selling, 1995 multi-disc set, "Strait Out of the Box."

In his 26-year career, Strait has sold more than 65 million albums, which have produced an unprecedented 55 number 1 singles - more than any other artist in any format.

Strait's recently released "22 More Hits," containing 22 fan favorites and hit singles that did not reach number 1 at country radio.,

Strait's nationwide arena tour kicks-off Jan. 10, 2008 in Austin.

Tour dates are:
Jan. 10, TX Frank Erwin Center
Jan. 11, Oklahoma City, OK Ford Center
Jan. 12, Little Rock, AR Alltel Arena
Jan. 17, Birmingham, AL BJCC
Jan. 18, Gwinnett, GA Gwinnett Arena
Jan. 19, Tampa St. Pete Times Forum (Tampa Bay Arena)
Jan. 24, Jacksonville, FL Veterans Memorial
Jan. 25, Columbia, SC Colonial Center
Jan. 26, Baltimore 1st Mariner Arena
Jan. 31, Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
Feb. 1 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center at Fresno State
Feb. 2 Las Vegas MGM Grand, Garden Arena
Feb. 15 Charleston, WV Charleston Civic Center
Feb. 16 Philadelphia Wachovia Center
Feb. 28 Richmond, VA Richmond Coliseum
Feb. 29 Lexington, KY Rupp Arena
March 1 Cleveland Quicken Loans Arena
March 6 Albuquerque, NM University Arena (The Pit)
March 7 Lubbock, TX United Spirit Arena

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CD review - Honky Tonk Time Machine At this stage of his nearly four-decades-long career, George Strait sure knows his sweet spot. Take a look at the cover of his 30th studio album, and it's understood that it's the honky tonks that are part and parcel of the tall Texan. Not to mention the title. And that means, Strait is going to be singing about drinking, loving and faith in styles ranging from honky tonk to straight ahead country to Tex-Mex stylings to ballads. You're also going to hear fiddle and pedal steel ...
CD review - Cold Beer Conversation recording front. This surprise release shows an artist now in his early 60s completely capable of being the leading voice for his brand of country music, which is increasingly rare these days. Strait always has enjoyed a voice that resonates and is dexterous depending on the style. And the Texan sticks with the types of styles that brought him to the top - traditional country ("Let It Go," "Goin' Goin' Gone"), Texas swing ("It Takes All Kinds") and Zydeco ...
CD review - The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium George Strait has been one of the most dependable country music stars for three decades. In this day and age, the Texan is a certifiable throwback. He's low key, not a self-promoter. All's he has done is churn out hit after hit for decade after decade. He has not been the kind of artist who put his finger up in the air either or trading his cowboy hat for a baseball cap. When looking up the definition of traditional country, George Strait sits at the top. Strait tackles 20 songs on ...

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