George Strait Announces 2011 Tour Dates With Reba McEntire

Lee Ann Womack Will Continue as the Opening Act

The tour, announced Friday (Nov. 5), begins Jan. 14 in Austin, Texas, and concludes April 9 in Louisville, Ky. It follows a successful and critically-acclaimed tour this year.

Strait and McEntire are nominated at the 44th annual CMA Awards taking place Wednesday (Nov. 10) in Nashville. He received his 24th nomination as male vocalist of the year, an award he’s won five times. His latest album, Twang, is up for album of the year. Five of his previous albums have received that honor.

McEntire is nominated for female vocalist of the year. She has four previous wins in the category.

Dates for ticket sales will be available on Strait’s official website. Here’s the tour schedule:

Jan. 14: Austin, Texas (Frank Erwin Center)
Jan. 15: Oklahoma City (Ford Center)
Jan. 27: Tallahassee, Fla. (Leon City Civic Center)
Jan. 28: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veterans Memorial Arena)
Jan. 29: Tampa, Fla. (St. Pete Times Forum)
Feb. 4: Fresno, Calif. (SaveMart Center)
Feb. 5: Las Vegas (MGM Grand Garden Arena)
Feb. 17: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Feb. 18: Cleveland (Quickens Loan Arena)
Feb. 19: Auburn Hills, Mich. (The Palace)
March 4: Cincinnati (US Bank Arena)
March 5: Chicago (Allstate Arena)
March 25: Lubbock, Texas (United Spirit Arena)
March 26: Las Cruces, N.M. (Pan American Center)
April 1: Denver (Pepsi Center)
April 2: Salt Lake City (Energy Solutions Arena)
April 8: Columbia, Mo. (Mizzou Arena)
April 9: Louisville, Ky. (KFC Yum! Arena)