George Strait, Artist of the Decade (Photos & Video)

May 29, 2009

George Strait has been named Artist of the Decade, and Wednesday CBS will air the George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert. Check out photo and video from the event here!

George Strait

Wednesday night, CBS will air a two-hour program honoring George Strait, who has been named the Artist of the Decade. The George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert was filmed last month in Las Vegas the night after the Academy of Country Music’s latest award ceremony. The concert is filled with country stars such as Faith Hill and Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift, Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Miranda Lambert and Toby Keith.

Jamie Foxx was even in attendance, and was introduced as “a man who has won absolutely no Academy of Country Music awards,” but who grew up in Texas and is a Strait fan. He joked,

“Black fans too, George; you got black fans too. I’m from a good old town called Terrell, Texas. . . . You came to Terrell, Texas, one time when I was 14 years old, and I told everybody, I don’t care what side of the tracks I gotta go over, I’m going on the other side of the tracks to see George Strait.’ I took a big risk that night.”

Strait has had a record breaking 57 No. 1 country singles over the three decades he has been performing.

The show will also acknowledge four other ACM artists: Marty Robbins (1960s), Loretta Lynn (1970s), Alabama (1980s) and Garth Brooks (1990s).

George Strait: ACM Artist of the Decade All-Star Concert airs Wednesday June 3, 2009 on CBS. We have pictures from the event below, along with a few videos.

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2 Responses to “George Strait, Artist of the Decade (Photos & Video)”

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    Gloria Says:

    Wished you had picked out some other performances to watch. Dierks Bentley’s performance was one of the worst, but at least you didn’t put up Taylor Swift’s…it was awful too! This was a great show and had a whole lot better performances than the two posted here. AJ’s was ok though not his best!

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    torrie Says:

    I agree, thought Keith Urban’s Marty Robbins songs were fantastic and Jamey Johnson and Lee Ann Womack were great!