GEORGE STRAIT: CELEBRATING COUNTRY IN LAS VEGAS
By Gabriele Walkow
When Country Music Hall of Fame inductee George Strait takes center stage at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 8 and 9, he will once again be wowing audiences with his smooth voice and no-nonsense style that make his live shows a must-see event.
Strait’s T-Mobile Arena Las Vegas shows are part of his “Strait To Vegas” engagements, a limited series of exclusive, worldwide performances. At the end of 2017, Strait will have entertained 16 packed houses in Las Vegas after making T-Mobile Arena his home when he stepped away from touring in 2014 with The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. His engagements at T-Mobile Arena commenced with a pair of at-capacity shows in April 2016 with fellow Texan Kacey Musgraves. In November 2016, it was announced that the unparalleled, sold-out series would continue through 2017. His Dec. 8 & 9 performances will be his last two shows at T-Mobile Arena.
So fans take note and stay tuned for the announcement on the format/theme of his upcoming December shows. It is sure to be unforgettable! The King of Country’s Sept. 1 and 2 shows spotlighted his six-time Platinum-selling Pure Country soundtrack, one of the best selling Country soundtracks of all time, to his iconic film Pure Country. At previous “Strait to Vegas” engagements in April and June 2017, Strait entertained with the unprecedented “Two Nights of Number Ones” show, featuring all his number one hits performed live.
Strait’s epic music career spans more than 30 years and includes an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts. He boasts 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist, and is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades. He has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards.
On Aug. 23, he was honored at the 11th annual Academy of Country Music Honors ceremony at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium (airing on CBS in September). Strait received the prestigious Cliffie Stone Icon Award, which is presented to a country music artist, duo/group or industry leader who throughout their career has advanced the popularity of the genre through their contributions in multiple facets of the industry.
Tickets start at $75. For more information, visit t-mobilearena.com.