George Strait Tour: Country Star Adds New Leg to Farewell Tour, Announces Contract to Record Five New Albums
There are artists that diminish with age and there are some that keep on churning out hits; the Bruce Springsteens and the Paul McCartney's of course, but don't forget to toss in country music icon George Strait among that list. On Thursday, Strait announced that he'd be around for at least five more albums of original material.
Strait has already released more than 40 albums in his time, and all of them have been with label MCA Nashville, and the next five will come on the imprint as well. Why fix something that ain't broke?
The announcement was made at a Universal Music Group Nashville event held to honor the country star for his sixtieth no. 1 single on the genre's charts (one more no. 1 and he'll have one for each year of his life). "Give It All We Got Tonight" is the first single off of his 2013 album "Love is Everything," which came out in May. Strait scored his first no. 1 in 1982 with "Fool Hearted Memory," and he's added to his collection over the years with country standards like "All My Ex's Live In Texas" and "Amarillo by Morning."
Strait also announced that he'd be adding another leg to his current "Cowboy Rides Away Tour," which according to the performer shall be his last. The actual dates haven't been announced yet but keep your eyes out.
He played a four-song set with his band Ace in The Hole at the event, including "Troubadour," "Amarillo," "The Chair" and "I Believe," his current single that he wrote following the Newtown massacre in late 2012.