George Strait, Reba McEntire Prepare 2010 Tour

George Strait, who currently is backing his newly released studio album “Twang,” will next year be teaming up with Reba McEntire, fellow country star, for a tour of US arenas.

The outing for the two country award winning stars will be kicking off in Baltimore on January 22 and followed up with visits to 18 cities across the country. The trek will wrap up in Des Moines, IA on April 10.

“Twang,” the 26th studio set from Strait, was released in August where it made it into the No. 1 spots on both the Top Country Albums and Billboard 200 chart. The new set follows his album from last year, “Troubadour.” Earlier this year the platinum selling set won the Best Country Album Grammy award.

According to a recent press release, Strait’s fifty seven No. 1 country music singles, is the most of any singer in history. Strait has been nominated as Entertainer of the Year from the CMA Awards.

In April Strait was honored by the Academy of Country Music as their Artist of the Decade in Las Vegas at a concert full of all stars. Strait told the audience at the event who had gathered to see him accept the award, it’s like a farewell deal almost. But I’m not ready to go just yet.

In the meantime, McEntire will be touring to support “Keep On Loving You,” the most recent studio album of hers. It was released in August as well and marked her first album to debut in the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s 200 chart.

Last month McEntire was nominated as Favorite Female Country Artist from the American Music Awards. It was the 23rd nomination in her career. She has won 15 awards, holding the most wins for a Female Country Artist in the 37 year history of the award ceremony.

The American Music Awards for 2009 will be taking place on November 22 at Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The awards ceremony will be broadcast live on ABC.