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Strait tours in 2012, McBride open

Thursday, September 1, 2011 – George Strait will launch his 2012 in January with Martina McBride opening, it was announced Thursday.

The tour kicks off in late January.

"I love Martina. She's been on our tours before and she's great, " said Strait. "I'm really looking forward to the tour. Martina will definitely make it a special night."

Strait's current single, Here For A Good Time, currently sits at 11 on the Billboard chart. The album will be out Tuesday, Sept. 6. Strait co-wrote 7 of the 11 tracks with his son Bubba and songwriter Dean Dillon.

McBride will release her 11th studio album, "Eleven," on Oct. 11. The current single, I'm Gonna Love You Through It, was released Aug.19.

Cities and on-sale information will be announced soon.


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