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George Strait returns to Houston

Thursday, May 7, 2009 – George Strait is returning to Houston for the first time since 2001 with a stop at the Reliant Stadium on Aug. 8. Sugarland, Blake Shelton and Julianne Hough will open.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., May 16 at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 and on the web at ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices are $125, $99.50, $61.50, and $22.

This year, Strait's "Troubadour" was named "Best Country Album" during the 51st Annual Grammy Awards, and in April, he received the Academy of Country Music's Artist of the Decade award. The Artist of the Decade tribute special, recorded at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas in April, features Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert and Keith Urban and others singing Strait songs. The event of a lifetime will air May 27 at 8 p.m. et/pt on CBS.


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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 ...
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