Around 20,000 fans packed the Alerus Center to see Strait on what he says is his final tour. Martina McBride opened for Strait, and while she had several loud ovations for her, many in attendance were there to see the main act.
Since his debut with 1981’s “Strait Country,” every year of the singer George Strait’s landmark career has been marked with two predictable points: A top 10 hit on the country charts and a cowboy hat on his head.
Sugarland leads all the nominees announced Tuesday for Country Music Television's awards show next month with five nominations. Brad Paisley and Taylor Swift are next with four each, followed by Rascal Flatts and newcomers Lady Antebellum with three fan-voted nominations apiece.
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