Due to the overwhelming success of the fall run, Strait has added a second leg to his tour. Twenty-one dates are on the books starting January 16 in South Carolina. The outing looks to stick to the eastern half of the States.

Tammy Cochran is opening for all shows. “It is a dream come true to have the privilege of going out on tour with George Strait,” she said. “He continues to be an inspiration in regards to the type of artist I hope to be.”

Like the previous tour, which ran from September through early November, Strait and Cochran will play all shows – except Phoenix – in-the-round. Both artists will play to all sides of the stage throughout their sets, giving every seat a front-and-center view.

“We’re going back to playing the arenas this year and I’m really looking forward to it,” Strait said of the fall outing. “We definitely had a great time doing the stadiums but I’m excited about seeing some faces again. Not that 20,000-seat arenas are exactly intimate settings, but you can tell a difference and I think it will be a fun change of pace.”

Strait has famously shied away from solo arena tours in recent years. Although he still makes regular stage appearances – mostly on his George Strait Country Music Festival stint – his last headlining, non-festival orientated tour was a six-date outing in 1997.

Earlier this spring, Strait played two rare arena shows.

Last November, Strait released his 28th album titled The Road Less Traveled. After this tour, he plans to return to the studio and record another album.