George Strait Opens New Cowboys Stadium
George Strait has been announced by team officials as the headliner for the opening event at the new football stadium of the Dallas Cowboys.
Reba McEntire will be joining Strait for the opening event on June 6 for the 80,000 seating capacity venue located in Arlington, TX. Dancer/singer Julianne Hough and songwriter/singer Blake Shelton will also be on hand. Show tickets will be going on sale on February 28.
In a recent press release Strait said, South Texas is where I grew up. I’ve always been a fan of the Dallas Cowboys. I have many great memories playing many shows in Texas Stadium and watching American’s team winning Super Bowls. Having the chance to do the very first concert at the new magnificent Cowboys stadium and sharing in the momentous occasion along with all the incredible fans of country music in Dallas-Ft. Worth has me very excited.
In addition to appearing at the new stadium in the Dallas area, Strait will be kicking off a trek of mainly arena shows in Hidalgo, TX on May 9. Through late July, Straight has 18 dates scheduled. The outing will conclude in Burgettstown, PA on July 25.
Strait is continuing to support “Troubadour.” The album was released las April and debuted in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart. It recently received Grammy nominations for Best Male Country Performance and Best Country Album. The hits spawned from the set include “I Saw God Today,” the highest debuting single for Strait ever, as well as his 79th track to make it into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Strait, whose career spans over 25 years, has the most No. 1 hit singles in history on the chart Hot Country Songs, with 56 other chart toppers in his career, according to a recent press release. Strait has solver over 67 million albums and 32 multi-platinum or platinum certifications.
In April the Academy of Country Music will be honoring Strait as their Artist of the Decade to recognize his record setting career.