George Strait Lays Out 2009 Tour Dates
George Strait, who is fresh from receiving several Grammy nominations for “Troubadour,” his latest album, has started to map out next year’s tour plans.
The country superstar won’t be hitting the road until mid spring. He will kick a run of shows off in Hidalgo, TX on May 9, with dates continuing for June as well as July. In addition Strait has lined up appearance for a few of the big events held in the summer. He will be in Calgary, Alberta on July 11 at the Calgary Stampede. On July 18 Strait will be in Cheyenne, WY for Frontier Days.
Strait continues to support “Troubadour,” his latest album that was released in April to stores. The set debuted on Billboard’s 200 chart at No. 1, with over 160,000 copies sold during the first week following its release.
In addition the album spawned the hit single “I Saw God Today,” the highest debuting single of Strait’s career at No. 19. Since then the song has become the 79th Top Ten hit single on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for Strait. He is second to only Eddy Arnold. During Arnold’s career he had 92 Top Ten hit singles.
This week Strait received four Grammy nominations, including Best Country Album and Best Male Country Performance for his album “Troubadour” and for “House of Cash” Best Country Collaborations along with Patty Loveless as well as with Kenny Chesney for “Shiftwork.”
“I Saw God Today” was also nominated for Best Country Song for songwriters Wade Kirby, Monty Criswell and Rodney Clawson.