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Academy of Country Music & CBS Watch! Announce George Strait Commemorative Bookazine Celebrating the King of Country & Reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year

ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC & CBS WATCH! ANNOUNCE GEORGE STRAIT COMMEMORATIVE BOOKAZINE CELEBRATING THE KING OF COUNTRY & REIGNING ACM ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR

ON SALE TODAY AT NEWSSTANDS EVERYWHERE

ONE-OF-A-KIND RETROSPECTIVE PUBLICATION FEATURES AN INTIMATE LOOK AT STRAIT’S LIFE & CAREER PLUS INTRODUCTION BY ACM AWARD WINNER CLINT BLACK

ENCINO, CA (October 7, 2014) – The Academy of Country Music and CBS Watch! magazine have partnered to present the first-ever ACM commemorative “bookazine,” GEORGE STRAIT, available TODAY to music fans everywhere at newsstands across the U.S. and Canada – including Wal-Mart, Kroger, Barnes & Noble, and more. Fans may also order at Amazon via http://amzn.to/1vOdYTy.

The only official collector’s edition, GEORGE STRAIT, celebrates country music’s finest talent and reigning ACM Entertainer of the Year with an intimate look at Strait’s life and includes a retrospective of 50 stellar years of the ACM Awards. This one-of-a-kind tribute to the King of Country features exclusive photos from Strait’s Texas ranch, behind the scenes moments, and introduction by ACM Award winner and country mega-star, Clint Black.

“This is an exclusive tribute to a country music legend,” said Jeremy Murphy, Watch! magazine Vice President. “We are very pleased to have partnered with the Academy of Country Music in celebrating George Strait’s life and career, and the impact he has had on an enduring medium. Our special edition features exclusive photos, anecdotes and memories readers cannot find anywhere else.”

In anticipation of the ACM Awards golden anniversary telecast next spring, this GEORGE STRAIT special publication includes some behind-the-scenes moments of past ACM Awards and a “sneak peek” at what music fans can expect of the 50th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards, hosted by Blake Shelton and Luke Bryan, which will be broadcast LIVE from the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX on Sunday, April 19, 2015, at 8:00 P.M. live ET/delayed PT on the CBS Television Network.

About George Strait

George Strait is the unambiguous “King of Country Music,” having sold more than 68.5 million records and released 33 different Platinum or multi-Platinum albums, the highest number of such certifications in the country music genre and third-highest in any genre (following only Elvis Presley and The Beatles). With a total of 60, George Strait has more No. 1 songs than any other artist in history and has received more than 60 major entertainment industry awards, most recently taking home his second ACM Entertainer of the Year and third CMA Entertainer of the Year titles, respectively. Strait also shattered the North American indoor concert attendance record at his final stop on The Cowboy Rides Away Tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on June 7. He will continue to record new music for longtime label home MCA Records and released the 20-track live album, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium on September 16. For more information, please visit www.georgestrait.com or follow on Twitter @GeorgeStrait.

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