George Strait is a famous American country music singer, music producer and actor. One of the all time great country artists, he has been dubbed as the “King of Country” by the legions of adoring fans he has. The country legend is now on the last leg of his last tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, before he is set to retire. The tour will feature guest appearances from another award winning country artist, Martina McBride, making this an unforgettable concert experience for country fans. George Strait and Martina McBride tickets will allow you to catch both superstars live in concert, and more importantly, this is might be the last chance for you to catch the King of Country live in concert, before he retires from touring.
George Strait has been on his farewell tour for two years now, announcing that he would retire after it. Various artists have supported him on tour including James Aldean and Eric Church, but Martina McBride has been the most prominent, performing with him since the early days of the tour.
Considered a living legend by many critics, Strait is famous for his neo-traditionalist style of country music. He became active in the music industry in 1974, but first met mainstream success with the release of his first single, Unwound in 1981. He released nine albums during the 1980’s, seven of which reached the number one spot on the Country Charts. He carried on the success of the 80’s right into the next two decades, releasing hit album after hit. Overall, Strait has released twenty eight albums as of 2013, and he has the eleventh highest number of number one albums in the world. He also holds the distinguished record of producing the most number one hits on Billboards Hot Country Songs charts, with an astounding forty four number ones. In all charts, he has accumulated a record total of sixty number one hits. Strait also holds the record for the most CMA Award nominations, out of which he has won a record twenty two. He was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, and was named the top country artist of the past twenty five years by Billboard magazine. The academy of Country Music named him as the artist of decade for the 2000s. Straight won his first Grammy Award in 2009 for his album Troubadour, ensuring that he had literally accomplished almost everything an artist could aspire for.
Martina McBride is one of country music’s most talented vocalists, famous for her soprano range and big voiced ballads. She has been informally referred to as the "Celine Dion of Country Music". McBride made her mainstream debut in 1992 with the hit single, The Time Has Come. Over the years she has developed a pop music styled crossover sound which has been quite successful and she has had a string of hits on the country charts. Five of her singles have reached the number one spot on the country music charts, and a few have peaked on the contemporary albums charts as well. Overall she has released eleven studio albums, which include a live album, a greatest hit compilation and a Christmas compilation. Four of her albums have been certified gold or above and she has sold over fourteen million albums worldwide. McBride has the distinguished honor of being awarded with CMA’s Female Vocalist of the Year award a record tying four times and ACM’s Top Female Vocalist, three times. So George Strait and Martina McBride tickets will give you a chance to catch two of country music’s biggest stars on stage together. This is an opportunity that does not come along very often, so avail it while you can, before the King of Country finally retires.