Taylor Swift opens Strait tour
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Taylor Swift opens Strait tour

Friday, November 17, 2006 – New artist Taylor Swift was tapped to open the 2007 George Strait tour.

The tour kicks off at the Cajundome in Lafayette, La. on January 11 and runs through March 3 with stops throughout the U.S. Ronnie Milsap also is on the bill.

Strait has a history of lining up the newcomers for his concert tours. Miranda Lambert opened his tour last year.

"I couldn't imagine anything more thrilling than to be on a tour with George Strait," said Taylor. "Just last week I was at the CMA Awards watching him be inducted into the Hall of Fame, and this week I received word that I would be on the tour with him. This is surreal! I keep pinching myself to make sure this isn't just a dream."

Swift's debut single, "Tim McGraw," which she co-wrote, reached Top 10 on the country radio airplay chart and has sold nearly 165,000 digital downloads.

Swift's debut was released in late October. She wrote or co-wrote all 11 songs.

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