George Strait, Reba McEntire to return to Fargodome for show
George Strait already holds the record for packing the most people into a Fargodome concert, and it looks like the country artist is coming back for more with a little help from country queen Reba McEntire.
Fargodome General Manager Rob Sobolik said Thursday that the dome is holding the Oct. 22 date for a Strait-McEntire concert, though he said he doesn't have signed contracts "on my desk" for the show.
Despite the lack of an official contract, the concert started to surface on websites Thursday.
The concert industry website Pollstar.com listed Strait, McEntire and country singer Lee Ann Womack playing the Fargodome on Oct. 22. And the Country Music Television website also showed Strait, McEntire and Womack playing the Fargodome on that date.
Sobolik said he did not have any information on Womack being part of the package. He also said no information was available on a show time or ticket prices.
Strait's 1997 record-setting Fargodome concert drew just under 27,000 people, according to Sobolik. Strait also played the Fargodome in 2006, drawing slightly more than 15,000 people.
Strait's scores of country music hits include "Amarillo by Morning," "All My Ex's Live in Texas" and "I Saw God Today." Earlier this year, Strait became the first musician to chart a song in the Billboard top 10 for 30 consecutive years when his tune "I Gotta Get to You" entered the top 10.
McEntire also has a host of hits on her resume including "Is There Life Out There?" and "Whoever's in New England." She has played the Fargodome multiple times, including a date in 1998.
Assuming the Strait/McEntire concert happens, it will be another big name artist scheduled to play the Fargodome this year. To date Jeff Dunham, Bon Jovi, John Mayer and Nickelback have performed the Fargodome with Carrie Underwood slated for June 17 and Simon and Garfunkel on July 11.