ATLANTA, Ga. – Country music legend George Strait has signed on to perform one-off double bill with Chris Stapleton at the at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.
The performance marks Strait’s only show in Atlanta since his Cowboy Rides Away Tour stop at State Farm Arena in 2014 when he announced that he was retiring from the life of a touring artist and only taking on selective engagements.
Since 2014, Strait has performed at a brief 18-show “Straight to Vegas” residency in Las Vegas, and some one-off shows, including two nights in Tulsa, Oklahoma and one night in Austin, Texas as well as a headlining appearance at Bayou Country Superfest for a sold-out Mercedes Benz Superdome crowd in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Strait is also lined up to perform a pair of dates at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Dec. 7 & 8th.
Strait is still one of the most recognized names in country music with 33 Platinum or multi-Platinum-selling albums under his belt, more than any country artist and 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 into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006.