George Strait releases new great video and adds Kansas City and Wichita Shows in 2020

George Strait further cemented his iconic status within the history of country music with a record-making 27th No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums Chart with his latest, Honky Tonk Time Machine. With 51,000 equivalent album units, the album also lands at No. 4 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart and marks the largest week of 2019 for any country album.

American music icon George Strait may have retired from traditional touring, however it hasn’t stopped him from playing to sold-out crowds in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena or revisiting select cities to take music from his new album Honky Tonk Time Machine to the fans for one-off exclusive shows. Strait heads to the heartland in 2020 with performances at INTRUST Bank Arena on Friday, January 24 for Visit Wichita Presents Strait to Oz and in Kansas City for Strait to the Heartland at Sprint Center on Saturday, January 25. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday, May 17. 

 

Both prior performances at INTRUST Bank Arena in April 2014 and Sprint Center in January 2014 were part of Strait’s final two-year tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The sold-out concerts respectively held single event attendance records for nearly five years. 

 

Showing no signs of slowing on the new music front either, Strait recently released Honky Tonk Time Machine on MCA Nashville March 29, debuting as his record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album for Strait. 

 

Strait, who produced the album alongside Chuck Ainlay, wrote eight of the 13 tracks including “Sing One with Willie” featuring Willie Nelson that the pair happily debuted at a recent Nashville show marking the first time the two country icons have ever shared the stage.

 

Honky Tonk Time Machine’s lead single, “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” is currently Top 20-and-climbing with the music video for the single available now. 


Honky Tonk Time Machine track listing:

 

1. “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar”

Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon

2. “Two More Wishes”

Written by Jim Lauderdale and Odie Blackmon

3. “Some Nights”

Written by Bubba Strait, Brice Long and Phillip White

4. “God and Country Music” (with Harvey Strait)

Written by Luke Laird, Barry Dean and Lori McKenna

5. “Blue Water”

Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon

6. “Sometimes Love”

Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon

7. “Código”

Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon

8. “Old Violin”

Written by Johnny Paycheck

9. “Take Me Away”

Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon

10. “The Weight of the Badge”

Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Dean Dillon

11. “Honky Tonk Time Machine”

Written by Bubba Strait, Brice Long and Bart Butler

12. “What Goes Up”

Written by George Strait, Bubba Strait and Jeff Hyde

13. “Sing One with Willie” (featuring Willie Nelson)

Written by George Strait, Willie Nelson, Bubba Strait and Buddy Cannon

 

With an unmatched 60 singles hitting the top of the charts - more than any other artist in any genre - during the span of his 30-year career, Strait is the undeniable "King of Country Music." He has collected 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and ranking third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley. Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold nearly 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, including induction in the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006. 

   

The Country Music Hall of Famer recently played his 21st and 22nd sold-out shows at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The "Strait to Vegas" series began with six shows in 2016 and extended with 10 more in 2017. In 2018, Strait headlined Bayou Country Superfest to a sold-out Mercedes-Benz Superdome crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana, two nights in Tulsa, Oklahoma and one night in Austin, Texas. This year, fans can catch Strait at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on June 8, two additional engagements of "Strait to Vegas" at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 23 and 24 and Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas on November 22 and, due to overwhelming demand, a second show on November 23, with tickets on sale now at ticketmaster.com. For more information, visit www.GeorgeStrait.com