Friday, 2 October 2015

The Shires: Graham Norton Show + New Single & Tour Dates

The UK's “Hottest Country Act” The Shires To Perform On The Graham Norton Show On Friday Night
Return With New Single ‘I Just Wanna Love You’ (Oct 30th)
Playing The London Palladium (Nov 29th) The Magic Of Christmas
Touring The UK In October + Support The Corrs In January 2016

Well if you wanna say, hey, take a shot, 1, 2, 3, 4, line them up, Well, it's alright, on a Friday night

The break-out British country act of the yearThe Metro
"Spearheading a British country boom" Daily Mail

Photo Credit: CourtesySp Television / BBC

(Oct 1, 2015) The UK's hottest country act The Shires (Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle) confirmed they will be performing on BBC 1's The Graham Norton Show
Broadcast this Friday night (2 October 2015 on BBC 1 at 10.35pm)

They will appear alongside a start studded guest line of including: 
Academy and Golden Globe Award winning actor Robert DeNiro
Oscar winner Anne Hathaway
Sir Kenneth Branagh (Night of the Theatre)
and English actor Tom Hiddleston.

Combining the classic pop-rock drive of Fleetwood Mac with the uplifting, infectious anthems of The Lumineers, British duo Crissie Rhodes and Ben Earle have become the face of the UK’s rising country scene. 

Their success has continued since as the band started the year as the biggest selling UK-signed debut artist of 2015, a great achievement for the band who have built up a loyal group of supporters throughout the country with their warm personalities and stunning songs. The band can also list a show at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, the home of country Music, amongst their bucket list achievements for the year. With forthcoming performance on BBC1’s Graham Norton show topping off a great year of TV for the band who have already appeared on Sunday Brunch, BBC Breakfast News, Andrew Marr and The One Show.

The Shires celebrate their breakthrough year with the release a brand new single

They announced they are releasing their wonderful new single ‘I Just Wanna Love You’ (Decca Nashville) which drops October 30th.

New single is the band’s most romantic song yet, a pure, heartfelt ballad which is as catchy as it is poignant. 

The sweet harmonies and sincere lyrics carry all the hallmarks of an enduring country classic so it’s no surprise that this song has been hand-picked by many fans as the soundtrack for many newlyweds’ first dances (Something which Ben remarked on opening for Carrie Underwood at the Apple Music Festival).

The video was first published on July 1, 2014 (160K views). 

The single is taken from their debut album BRAVE which released on March 2nd 2015 and entered at No.10 (9,516 sales; chart week March 14, 2015) and has spent 28 weeks on Top 100 Official UK Album Chart selling over 69,000 copies in 30 weeks.

Available for purchase
The Shires - BRAVE (Decca) 
14 Tracks Time: 47:30 CD (Standard Ver) MP3 - UK iTunes

The band have also created a fan/lyric video put to the music of "All Over Again" which was "A" play-listed by BBC Radio 2. Up till 22nd August 2015. They shared “We have had the most amazing few months playing at festivals all over the UK. You can see a little of what we got up

October Headline Tour
They wrapped up a summer of festival appearances, including a sensational set at Glastonbury and appeared as part of this year’s Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse, where they supported country queen Carrie Underwood.

The Shires have headed out on their UK Tour (playing venues including London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 24 Oct 2015).

They hit the road, embarking on a 3 week tour of the UK, opening in Bedford and culminating in a much anticipated and triumphant return to London's Shepherd's Bush Empire on 24 October 2015. This is less than a year after they were a support act at the same venue for CMA Group of the Year and fellow country act Little Big Town - yet another example of The Shires remarkable success and rapid rise to become out of the biggest break through acts of 2015! The Shires are also set to perform at One Big Night for BBC Children in Need on 8 October 2015, which will be staged at the SSE Arena, Wembley, with The Shires performing alongside: 5 Seconds of Summer, James Morrison, Laura Mvula and Dame Evelyn Glennie.

October Dates:
Friday 2nd October, 2015 - The Lyric Theatre, 8 King St, Carmarthen SA31 1BD
Sunday 4th October, 2015 - Glee Club Cardiff, Mermaid Quay, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff CF10 5BZ SOLD OUT
Monday 5th October, 2015 - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St, Exeter, Devon EX4 3LS
Tuesday 6th October, 2015 - Pyramids Centre, Clarence Esplanade, Portsmouth PO5 3ST
Wednesday 7th October, 2015 - Leas Cliff Hall, The Leas, Folkestone CT20 2DZ
Saturday 10th October, 2015 - The IronWorks, 122B Academy St, Inverness, Inverness-Shire IV1 1LX
Sunday 11th October, 2015 - The Liquid Room, 9C Victoria St, Edinburgh, Midlothian EH1 2HE SOLD OUT
Monday 12th October, 2015 - The Lemon Tree, 5 W N St, Aberdeen AB24 5AT SOLD OUT
Wed, 14th October 2015 - Empire, Middlesbrough (Corporation Road, Middlesbrough TS1 2RT)
Thurs, 15th Oct 2015 -The Leadmill, Sheffield (6-7 Leadmill Road, Sheffield, S1 4SE) SOLD OUT
Fri, 16th Oct 2015 - Roadmender, Northampton (Lady Lane, Northampton NN1 3AH) SOLD OUT
Sun, 18th Oct 2015 - The Institute, Birmingham (78 Digbeth High Street, Digbeth, Birmingham, B5 6DY) 
Mon, 19th Oct 2015 - O2 Academy, Liverpool (11-13 Hotham Street, Liverpool L3 5UF)
Tues, 20th Oct 2015 - J1, Cambridge Junction, Cambridge (Clifton Way, Cambridge CB1 7GX) SOLD OUT
Thurs, 22nd Oct 2015 - Bath Pavilion, Bath (North Parade Road, Bath, Avon, BA2 4EU)
Friday 23rd October, 2015 – The Anvil, Churchill Way, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 7QR  
Sat, 24th Oct 2015 - O2 Shepherds Bush Empire, London (O2 Shepherds Bush Green, London, London, W128TT) - (Presale SOLD OUT) £17.60 (£16.00 + £1.60 fees; Ticketmaster UK) SOLD OUT

Little Big Town Support US Tour:
Nov 12th, 2015 - Adams Center, Missoula, Montana
Nov 13th - Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho
Nov 14th - Keller Auditorium, Portland, Oregon
Nov 19th - Abbottsford Centre, Abbotsford, Canada
Nov 20th - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington
Nov 21st - INB Performing Arts Center - Spokane, Washington

The Shires are excited to be performing at The Magic Of Christmas
When: Sunday November 29th 2015
Where: The London Palladium (Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TF)
Ticket Prices from £35 + Booking Fee
O2 presale begins: Wed 30/09/2015 | Onsale to General Public Fri 2nd October at 9am
On Sunday 29th November, a host of very special music artists will kick off the festive season at The London Palladium for the inaugural The Magic of Christmas. 

A night of great music hosted by Ronan Keating and Nick Snaith including performances from Best Male Brit Award winner James Morrison, West End favourite Beverly Knight, 80’s legend and Magic Radio presenter Kim Wilde, British country duo The Shires, London born singer Andreya Triana and Britain’s Got Talent finalists Jack Pack
This very special evening hosted by multi-million album selling Ronan Keating will see a 12 piece band take to the stage and see a host of stellar artists perform their classic hits, plus their favourite Christmas songs and festive favourites.

Touring with The Corrs
Early 2016 will also see the band hitting the road for their first arena tour where they will support veteran superstars The Corrs.

The Corrs & The Shires dates:
Standard, VIP and Hot Ticket options are available:
Public Sale started Sept 21, 2015
The Corrs (support The Shires)
Tue 19 January 2016 - Genting Arena, Birmingham (National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham, B40 1NT) (Tiered Seating £34.55 - £94.65/ Floor Seating £51.80 - £94.65 / Hot Tickets: Tiered Seating £145.00 - £160.70; Floor Seating £145.00 - £160.70)
Wed 20 Jan 2016 - Motorpoint Arena Cardiff, Cardiff (Mary Ann Street, Cardiff, CF10 2EQ)
Fri 22 Jan 2016 - Liverpool Echo Arena (Convention Centre Liverpool, Kings Dock, Waterfront, L3 4FP)
Sat 23 Jan 2016 - The O2, London, Peninsula Square, Greenwich, London, SE10 0DX (£41.80 - £95.45)
Sun 24 Jan 2016 - Manchester Arena, Victoria Station (Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1ar) (Upper Tier 33.85* - £93.95/ Lower Tier £51.10* - £93.95/ Floor Seated 51.10* - £93.95/ Vip Tickets Upper Tier £270.00* - £285.00 Lower Tier £270.00 - £285.00 Floor Seated £270.00 - £285.00)
Tue 26 Jan 2016 - The SSE Hydro, Glasgow (Exhibition Way, Glasgow,G3 8YW)
Fri 29 Jan 2016 - The SSE Arena, Belfast, Belfast

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Dianna Corcoran Releases Official Music Video for Single, “God Did Good”

(Nashville, Tenn. – Sept. 28, 2015) – Singer, songwriter and guitarist Dianna  Corcoran has released a music video for her latest single, “God Did Good.” Produced by Gear Seven Productions Nashville and directed by Connor Carroll, the video is now available for viewing on Corcoran's YouTube channel, here, and the song is available for download on, UK iTunes , Amazon and other major digital retailers.

The self-produced track was written by Corcoran, Jeff Cohen and Kristian Bush, and is a country-rock love song about how ‘God did good’ creating the protagonist’s love interest.
Of the music video, Corcoran commented, “I love the story of ‘God Did Good.’ I had fun shooting the video and wanted something simple that would translate the story to the audience, along with genuine happiness.”
As a young adult, Dianna’s first interest in Country music came through yodelling. She is now a multi-format recording artist with over 400 music awards, including two multi-award winning albums and two Australian Country Music Golden Guitar Awards. Corcoran also has a passion for philanthropy and has worked with The Australian Defence Force, deploying three times to perform for troops serving in Afghanistan and Egypt. 
No stranger to hard work both in and out of the studio, Corcoran is noted for working three jobs in order to fund her first record. One of which was a gig in a car parts plant that trained the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Country cutie to become a vehicle mechanic who can not only change the oil, tires and batteries in a motor vehicle, but also fully rebuild car engines.

About Dianna Corcoran: Already a two-time Golden Guitar winner, (Australian Country Music Awards) including Female Artist of The Year, Dianna Corcoran is one of Australia’s finest country vocalists. Relocating to Nashville, Tenn. in 2011 after signing a publishing and recording deal in the U.S. with Krian Music Group / Universal Music Group, Dianna has worked extensively in the song writing community throughout Stockholm, London, Germany, Australia and the U.S.
With her “down to earth, country girl” approach to performance, two multi-award winning albums under her belt and over 400 awards throughout her career, Dianna released her fresh, upbeat, third album KEEP BREATHING to rave reviews . “Keep Breathing” was produced by two time Grammy Award winner Rebecca Lynn Howard & Elisha Hoffman.
Dianna returned in 2013 with LOVE & THERAPY, an album displaying the diverse talents of this unique artist.

With numerous No.1 hits and cuts to her name, including an upcoming Hollywood movie opening theme, this sublime singer, songwriter, producer and young musical entrepreneur took her career to a whole new level by self-producing her first ever American release, aptly titled IN AMERICA, which is set to release January 29, 2016. Most recently, Dianna released the first single off her new album titled “God Did Good” with songwriting credits including herself, Kristian Bush and Jeff Cohen.
“Blame Carolina” – “I think this one’s a great song...heard her voice and I thought WOW!” - Marie Crichton BBC Radio Shropshire
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Monday, 28 September 2015

Kenny Rogers Drops Christmas Album & announces retirement from Touring

His Upcoming World Tour Will Be His Last
He's released his 9th holiday album Once Again It's Christmas.

NEW YORK, NY (September 25, 2015) – For the past 57 years, as sure as the sun would come up in the morning and set in the evening, there was one thing you could count on — Kenny Rogers would soon be coming to a venue near you to perform.
However, that time is now drawing to a close. Kenny Rogers announced on NBC’s The Today Show that his next world tour commencing in 2016 will be his last.
Two years ago, Kenny Rogers announced that his then current tour of Europe would most likely be his last overseas trek. He said at the time 'There is a fine line between being driven and being selfish ' I have crossed that line a few times ' and I don't want to do that to my boys.'

Those twin boys are now eleven and Rogers is 77 and, according to the NBC interview, he's ready to hang up his touring shoes for good.
Before he's done, though, he plans on doing one more world tour in 2016 although dates won't be announced until a later date. Rogers said 'It's happily sad or sadly happy. I'm going to do a big worldwide tour, and it's going to be my last. I'm going to say goodbye at that point; I've done this long enough.'

Singer Kenny Rogers is coming out with a remarkable 76th album, a collection of Christmas songs. He told TODAY's Carson Daly and Savannah Guthrie about it, and revealed that he plans to go into retirement with a bang: a worldwide farewell tour whose final stop will be TODAY! Watch the video here:

Today also marks the release his first new Christmas album in seventeen years titled: ONCE AGAIN IT’S CHRISTMAS (Warner Bros. / Warner Music Nashville). The festive set is Rogers’ first Christmas release since 1998 and his sixth Christmas release overall.
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The festive set will be Rogers’ first Christmas release since 1998’s CHRISTMAS FROM THE HEART and his sixth Christmas release overall. Several special guest stars join Rogers on Once Again It’s Christmas, including Alison Krauss (“Some Children See Him”), Jennifer Nettles (“Here It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside”), Home Free (collaborates with Rogers on “Children, Go Where I Send Thee”), Jim Brickman (guests on “That Silent Night”), and Winfield’s Locket (sings with Rogers on “There’s A New Kid In Town”).

Rogers also co-wrote a powerful song called “The Light” with long-time bandmate Steve Glassmeyer and former bandmate, Warren Hartman. The song concludes the album. The new project was produced by Kyle Lehning and Hartman, who were joined by Darren Rust as co-producer for the song, “Children, Go Where I Send Thee.” Steve Sundholm and Jim Brickman produced “That Silent Night.”
The Once Again It’s Christmas album cover art, is a photo taken by Rogers that he entitled “Red Tree.” He captured the wintry scene while shooting in Yakima, Washington, in December 2003.
 Rogers received an Honorary Masters of Photography Degree from Professional Photographers of America (PPA) in 2014 for his contributions to the world of photography.

Available for purchase:
11 Tracks/ Time: 40:54 Amazon UK: CD - MP3 | UK iTunes | 

Track Listing For Once Again It’s Christmas
1. Once Again It’s Christmas
2. There’s A New Kid In Town feat. Winfield’s Locket
3. Here It Is Christmas/Baby, It’s Cold Outside feat. Jennifer Nettles
4. Little Drummer Boy
5. Back To Bethlehem
6. Winter Wonderland
7. Some Children See Him feat. Alison Krauss
8. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
9. Children, Go Where I Send Thee feat. Home Free
10. That Silent Night feat. Jim Brickman
11. The Light

Test Drive it here, NOTE: Requires Spotify application to be installed and opened:

I can’t tell you how much fun it was recording a Christmas record again,” Rogers said. “I’m excited for people to hear it. I feel like this is a special group of songs — both old and new — and I was particularly lucky to be joined by many talented guest artists and musicians who each have something unique to say.”
Since the release of his first ever Christmas album, Christmas, in 1981, Rogers has embarked on an annual Christmas & Hits Tour, which continues this winter for the thirty-fourth straight year. It’s a holiday that holds special meaning for Rogers.
Once Again It's Christmas Cover ART

Christmas is my favorite time of year. It’s a very important season for me, especially now that I have twin boys who just turned 11 years old. It’s reminded me of how you see it through different eyes when you’re a parent. It’s wonderful,” Rogers said.

Rogers’ Once Again It’s Christmas Tour featuring Linda Davis will include performances of holiday favorites and his No. 1 hits through concerts across the U.S. and Canada.

As of Sept 1, 2015 the tour included 26 dates. Special * VIP packages were made available for the tour dates.  

Check out Kenny Rogers - Tour Dates for details

Nov. 11-14 – Niagara Falls, Ontario @ Niagara Fallsview Casino Avalon
Nov. 17 – Moncton, New Brunswick @ Casino New Brunswick*
Nov. 18 – Truro, Nova Scotia @ Rath Eastlink Centre*
Nov. 20 – Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador @ Pepsi Centre*
Nov. 21 – Clarenville, Newfoundland and Labrador @ Clarenville Events Centre*
Nov. 22 – St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador @ Mile One Centre*
Nov. 27 – Northfield, Ohio @ Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield*
Nov. 28 – Merrillville, Ind. @ Star Plaza Theatre*
Nov. 30 – Terre Haute, Ind. @ Hulman Center – Indiana State*
Dec. 2 – Norfolk, Neb. @ Divots Conference Center
Dec. 4 – Bowler, Wisc. @ North Star Mohican Casino Showroom*
Dec. 5 – Battle Creek, Mich. @ Firekeepers Casino – Event Center*
Dec. 6 – Windsor, Ontario @ The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor*
Dec. 8 – Ashland, Ky. @ Paramount Arts Center*
Dec. 10 – New Brunswick, N.J. @ State Theatre*
Dec. 11 – White Plains, N.Y. @ Westchester County Center*
Dec. 12 – Uncasville, Conn. @ Mohegan Sun Arena*
Dec. 13 – Bangor, Maine @ Cross Insurance Center*
Dec. 15 – Hagerstown, Md. @ Maryland Theater*
Dec. 16 – Roanoke, Va. @ Berglund Performing Arts Theatre*
Dec. 17 – Verona, N.Y. @ Turning Stone Resort & Casino – Event Center
Dec. 18 – King of Prussia, Pa. @ Valley Forge Casino Resort*
Dec. 19 – Englewood, N.J. @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
Dec. 20 – Concord, N.H. @ The Capitol Center For The Arts
Dec. 22 – Erie, Pa. @ Warner Theater*
Dec. 23 – Westbury, N.Y. @ NYCB Theatre at Westbury*

About Kenny Rogers:
The past several years have been some of the most active and rewarding of Rogers’ entire career.
Event: Kenny Rogers officially inducted into
Country Music Hall of Fame Family Photo (27 Oct 2013)

  • In 2013, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame and received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 47th Annual CMA Awards.
  • To date, Rogers has sold more than 120 million albums worldwide.
  • He has charted a record within each of the last seven decades.
  • The first country artist to consistently sell out arenas, Rogers quickly became a pop superstar as well — his 28 Billboard Adult Contemporary Top 10's rank him fourth-best of all time among men, trailing only Elton John, Neil Diamond, and Elvis Presley.
  • Rogers has recorded 12 No. 1 albums and 24 No. 1 hits and is the RIAA’s eighth best-selling male solo artist of all time.
  • Awards: He has received three GRAMMY Awards, 11 People's Choice Awards, 19 American Music Awards, eight Academy of Country Music awards and six Country Music Association awards.
  • Rogers has had a storied career in both rock and country. With his group the First Edition, he had five top twenty pop hits starting with the psychedelic Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) and followed with the more countrified Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town and But You Know I Love You.
  • As a solo artist, he's been to the POP Top 20 fifteen times with classics like Lucille, The Gambler, Lady and Islands in the Stream with Dolly Parton.
  • He's released 28 solo albums, three collaborations and nine holiday albums including the brand new Once Again It's Christmas.

11 Tracks/ Time: 40:54 Available on Amazon UK: CD - MP3 | UK iTunes | 

For more information:
Kenny Rogers Tour Dates -

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

George Strait: New Album Cold Beer Conversation + Vegas Dates


Updated Oct 2, 2015: December 2016 shows added, listen to George talk about the album name, songs from the album and sample songs.

Will perform exclusive worldwide concert engagements at new Las Vegas Arena
beginning April 22 – 23, 2016
 New single “Cold Beer Conversation” premieres on country radio Sept 23, 2015
LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Sept. 22, 2015) – George Strait, the musical icon who has been reverently referred to as “The King of Country Music,” will release his new album COLD BEER CONVERSATION this Friday, Sept. 25, as announced at a press conference from MGM Grand in Las Vegas today.
The album was produced by Chuck Ainlay and Strait for George Strait Productions and features 13 songs including his latest single, “Cold Beer Conversation,” premiering at country radio tomorrow.
The album is available as an exclusive digital download on iTunes, available for pre-order now at US iTunes   and, (from Friday Sept 25). 

** Update ** The US Walmart Exclusive can now be purchased from the UK ordering through Smart Choice Music

The track listing for Cold Beer Conversation is as follows:
1.  “It Was Love” (Keith Gattis)
2.  “Cold Beer Conversation” (Al Anderson, Ben Hayslip and Jimmy Yeary)
3.  “Let It Go” (George Strait, Bubba Strait and Keith Gattis)
4.  “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” (Wyatt Earp and Keith Gattis)
5.  “Something Going Down” (Jamey Johnson and Tom Shapiro)
6.  “Take Me To Texas” (Brandy Clark and Shane McAnally)
7.  “It Takes All Kinds” (George Strait, Bubba Strait, Bob Regan and Wil Nance)
8.  “Stop And Drink” (Dale Dodson and Troy Jones)
9.  “Everything I See” (George Strait, Bubba Strait, Dean Dillon and Keith Gattis)
10. “Rock Paper Scissors” (Casey Beathard, Monty Criswell and Bubba Strait)
11. “Wish You Well” (Clint Daniels, Jeff Hyde and Brice Long)
12. “Cheaper Than A Shrink” (Bill Anderson, Buddy Cannon and Jamey Johnson) # previously recorded by Joe Nichols
13. “Even When I Can’t Feel It” (Dean Dillon, Ben Hayslip and Lee Miller)

As can be seen Cold Beer Conversation includes an impressive list of songwriting contributors such as Jamey Johnson, Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally, Bill Anderson, Tom Shapiro and George’s son Bubba

This is the first new studio album in two years from the MCA Nashville recording artist. His last studio album was the Gold-certified Love is Everything, which featured the Platinum-certified No. 1 hit (and 60th No. 1 hit of his career via the Country Aircheck chart via a
fanbase started movement then artist campaign called "60 for 60" in order to “help” the song reach #1; it peaked at No.2 on the Billboard Country Airplay Chart) “Give It All We Got Tonight” as well as the Gold-certified hit “I Got A Car.” Strait also released The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium CD and DVD in 2014, celebrating his mega-successful, two-year final tour.

Listen to "Let It Go"
Strait co-wrote it with his son Bubba Strait and Keith Gattis. It was released April 20, 2015, as the lead-off single from his upcoming 28th studio album. It has a highest rank of #46 on Billboard Country Airplay and #29 on Hot Country Songs. Ukulele and steel drum pick away at the traditional fiddle and steel guitar arrangement of this beachy tune. It was Strait’s first release since he fully retired from the road.

Strait retired from touring in 2014 but it was never meant to convey his final performance, however.
Also announced in the Sept 22nd press conference, Strait will perform a series of exclusive worldwide concert engagements at the new Las Vegas Arena opening in April 2016. The Country Music Hall of Fame inductee will be among the first entertainers to perform at the new venue, with four shows beginning April 22 and additional dates slated for April 23, September 9 and September 10, 2016. Opening for Strait will be GRAMMY, ACM and CMA Award-winning singer/songwriter Kacey Musgraves, who recently released her second studio album Pageant Material to critical acclaim.
George Strait Credit: Vanessa Gavalya

I said all along I wasn’t going to tour anymore, but I also said that I wasn’t retiring by any means and I still wanted to do some dates,” Strait said during the press conference. “I’ve been working a little bit here and there, and I’m really proud of this new album that’s coming out. . . I think it’s a great record – I always say this; I think it’s one of the best records I’ve done. I always shoot for that. You’ve got to go in the studio thinking that way, so I’m very excited about that and I’m also very excited to be coming back out and playing for the fans out there. I’m looking forward to it so much, singing those songs that I love so much and haven’t done in a while. I’m really, really looking forward to being able to play in the new Las Vegas Arena. I hear it’s just unbelievable. I can’t wait.”

Tickets for the concert series will go on sale Friday, Oct. 2 at 10:00 a.m. PT via and range in price from $75 to $200 plus applicable fees. American Express® Card Members can purchase tickets before the general public beginning Friday, Sept. 25 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10 p.m. PT.

UPDATE NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Sept. 29, 2015) – As soon as George Strait announced that he would be taking the stage for select dates at the Las Vegas Arena in 2016, fans started lighting up social media with their plans to see the “King of Country Music” perform in Sin City. Due to overwhelming demand for the four shows announced, Strait will be adding December 2 and 3, 2016 to the schedule.
Tickets for the 2016 concert series go on sale Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. PT via and range in price from $75 to $200 plus applicable fees

With 60 No. 1 singles and more than 68.5 million records sold, George Strait is a musical legend and the most-nominated artist in CMA Awards history, with a career spanning more than three decades. He was the first country music artist honored with Billboard’s “Legend Of Live” Award, and he earned 2013’s Entertainer of the Year title from the Country Music Association as well as 2014’s Entertainer Of The Year title from the Academy of Country Music.

To re-watch the press conference:
Starts at 29 min 30secs >> YOUTUBE

Hear how the album name came about from George!

In a MCA Nashville Radio Promotional Special Mr. George Strait talks about the new songs and hear tracks “Cold Beer Conversation”, “Goin’ Goin’ Gone” (Wyatt Earp and Keith Gattis) and “It Was Love” (writer Keith Gattis) Listen :

About Las Vegas Arena
Las Vegas Arena is a privately funded $375 million indoor arena set to open in Spring 2016.  The 20,000-seat venue, located west of the Las Vegas Strip between New York-New York and Monte Carlo, is expected to host more than 100 events annually, including UFC, boxing, hockey, basketball and other sporting events, major headline entertainment, awards shows, family shows and special events.  Las Vegas’ newest landmark will feature 50 luxury suites, more than two dozen private loge boxes, complete broadcast facilities, and other specially designed exclusive hospitality offerings and fan amenities destined to create a guest experience second to none.  The Arena has partnered with international iconic brands Coca-Cola, Schneider Electric and Toshiba American Business Solutions Inc., as the venue’s first “Founding Partners.” These Founding Partners will introduce and brand signature fan initiatives, displays and interactive spaces including Toshiba Plaza, an adjacent two-acre entertainment space which will feature a performance stage, a variety of video screens and other interactive content and display areas.  Industry-leading architect Populous designed the venue to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s standards for LEED® Gold Certification. Las Vegas Arena is a joint venture between AEG and MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM).  For more information visit the Las Vegas Arena website at