George Strait ‘Rides Away’ With Record Setting Final Concert
The end of country music's most impressive era took place Saturday night, June 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, as the legendary George Strait played the final show on his 'The Cowboy Rides Away' tour.
No one in the history of music... any kind of music... has topped the charts as much as 'King George.' Add a new record to his legacy now, too. 104,000 thousand people packed the stadium and obliterated the old record of 87,500 for an indoor concert, set 33 years ago by The Rolling Stones.
George brought his A game too naturally. He played 40 songs for the crowd and was joined by scores of other country stars, there to pay their own tribute to the King of country music and share a little stage time with him.
Check out this video of George's final song and his huge farewell.
The set list was impressive...
- Check Yes or No
- A Fire I Can’t Put Out
- Lovebug with Special Guest Vince Gill
- Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind with Special Guest Vince Gill
- River of Love
- Lead On
- Fool Hearted Memory with Special Guest Jason Aldean
- Nobody in His Right Mind Would Have Left Her with Special Guest Jason Aldean
- Arkansas Dave
- I Saw God Today
- Cowboys Like Us with Special Guest Eric Church
- Easy Come Easy Go with Special Guest Eric Church
- The King of Breaking Hearts
- Marina Del Rey
- Here For A Good Time with Special Guest Sheryl Crow
- When Did You Stop Loving Me with Special Guest Sheryl Crow
- I Can Still Make Cheyenne
- Drinkin’ Man
- Jackson with Special Guest Martina McBride
- Golden Ring with Special Guest Martina McBride
- Military Warrior Support Foundation Home Giveaway
- Give It Away
- I Got A Car
- A Showman’s Life with Special Guest Faith Hill
- Let’s Fall To Pieces Together with Special Guest Faith Hill
- I Believe
- Blame It On Mexico
- Amarillo By Morning with Special Guest Alan Jackson
- Murder On Music Row with Special Guest Alan Jackson
- The Chair
- Give It All We Got Tonight
- How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls with Special Guest Miranda Lambert
- Run with Special Guest Miranda Lambert
- You Look So Good In Love
- I’ll Always Remember You
- Ocean Front Property with Special Guest Kenny Chesney
- The Fireman with Special Guest Kenny Chesney
- Encore (George was joined by all special guests):
- All My Ex's Live In Texas
- Folsom Prison Blues
- The Cowboy Rides Away
Even though George is done with headlining tours, his recording contract with MCA Records has five more original albums on it. Thank God we are far from hearing the last of George Strait.