George Strait will have a few friends by his side as he plays the last concert of his final tour.
The country star has announced an all-star lineup of guests for the show, which will take place in his home state of Texas. Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Ronnie Dunn, and Jason Aldean will be on hand for the special show, along with Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill, and Alan Jackson. Martina McBride, Vince Gill, Lee Ann Womack, and Sheryl Crow are on board as well.
Asleep At The Wheel has been tapped to warm up the crowd. Some of the guests for the finale will also be appearing with George at other stops during his "Cowboy Rides Away" trek.
Strait will launch his last formal tour in Bossier City, Louisiana on January 9th. The trek's last date is set for AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on June 7th. Tickets go on sale December 6th.
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Kelly Clarkson is pregnant! After weeks of dancing around rumors, the singer took to Twitter Tuesday afternoon with the big news. She wrote:
It will be the first child for Kelly, and third for her new husband country music manager Brandon Blackstock. The couple tied the knot last month, eloping in a private ceremony. Kelly hinted that she might have a bun in the oven just last Monday during an appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." After the host pushed her for an answer, Kelly denied it, saying she wasn't "announcing anything right now." She added, "Practice makes perfect!" Congratulations!! Photo Credit Getty Images
While fans are arguing about what's country and what's not, Eric Church isn't too worried about all the labels.
During the recent CMA Awards, Eric performed his new genre-bending single, The Outsiders, for the first time. Many fans were surprised at how rock-infused the song was, but Eric says that rock, country, pop, it's really all the same now so fans should be too quick to label music now.
"I think genres are dead," the singer shares (quote via CMT). "There's good music. There's bad music."
Church says we can thank Nashville for a lot of this.
"And I think the cool thing about Nashville is it is at the epicenter of that kind of thinking," he explains. "I'm a country music artist in Nashville, but Nashville is way, way, way bigger than country music."
Considering how many artists who identify as country are trying out other genres and choosing duet partners who aren't country to record with, Eric's probably onto something.
He says, "If you're passionate enough about what you do, if you're good enough at what you do, all your dreams can come true in this town."