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»GEORGE STRAIT’S HISTORIC FINAL CONCERT TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON CMT AS PART OF A TWO-HOUR SPECIAL PREMIERING FRIDAY, AUGUST 29
GEORGE STRAIT: THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY Includes Guest Performances with Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Strait’s Son, George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.
NASHVILLE – August 18, 2014 – It was a concert fit for a king. Filmed live from his final show in Dallas, Texas, CMT is set to premiere an exclusive two-hour television special GEORGE STRAIT: THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY on Friday, August 29 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Joining George Strait onstage to perform some of his most-loved hits, the star-studded special includes performances with Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride. Strait’s son George “Bubba” Strait, Jr. also joined the stage to perform a song he penned for his dad, “Arkansas Dave.”
GEORGE STRAIT: THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY is an historical account told through the music from the superstar’s storied career. The special features new interviews with Strait, along with a selection of his incredible 60 No. 1 hits performed at the farewell tour, including “Fool Hearted Memory,” “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” “Check Yes Or No” and “The Cowboy Rides Away.”
Strait’s final date of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour shattered indoor concert attendance records for North America, with more than 104,000 fans there to witness the last night of his two-year tour. It is no wonder fans love him. The reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year amassed more No. 1 singles than any artist in any genre, and is the only artist to chart a Top 10 hit every year for 30 years.
For photo galleries and more, visit CMT.com. Join the conversation on CMT’s official Facebook page, and follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram using #TheCowboyRidesAway. Viewers will also have a chance to relive the two-hour special on CMT.com and the CMT App following the television premiere.
»GEORGE STRAIT TO RELEASE 20 TRACK LIVE ALBUM SEPTEMBER 16TH COWBOY RIDES AWAY: LIVE FROM ATandT STADIUM
NASHVILLE, Tenn--Country icon George Strait is offering fans a 20-track live album recorded at his momentous The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium commemorates a night of celebration for one of the most influential figures in country music. Due in stores Sep. 16, the MCA Nashville release contains hits from throughout Strait’s remarkable 30+ year career, features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George “Bubba” Strait, Jr.
The undisputed “King of Country Music” and reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed for over 1 million fans during his two-year, record-breaking, final U.S. tour. The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium epitomizes the energy and shared emotion largely thanks to a Texas-sized crowd of nearly 105,000. Equally prevalent on the album is Strait’s sentimentality and immense gratitude for his legion of fans.
The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium Track Listing:
1. Check Yes Or No
2. The Love Bug (with Vince Gill)
3. Fool Hearted Memory (with Jason Aldean)
4. Arkansas Dave (with Bubba Strait)
5. Cowboys Like Us (with Eric Church)
6. That’s What Breaking Hearts Do
7. Marina Del Rey
8. Here For A Good Time (with Sheryl Crow)
9. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
10. Jackson (with Martina McBride)
11. A Showman’s Life (with Faith Hill)
12. Murder On Music Row (with Alan Jackson)
13. The Chair
14. Give It All We Got Tonight
15. Run (with Miranda Lambert)
16. I'll Always Remember You
17. Ocean Front Property (with Kenny Chesney)
19. All My Ex’s Live In Texas (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow,
Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride)
20. The Cowboy Rides Away
Produced by Chuck Ainlay and George Strait for George Strait Productions
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Notes from Linda:
»There is a rumor that George will release the Arlington concert from June as a DVD before Christmas. We will post news on the DVD as we receive more information.
»A DVD of the 2014 George Strait Team Roping Classic is now avilable for purchase from GeorgeStrait.com »George Strait, Entertainer of a lifetime, has completed his "Cowboy Rides Away" tour, the final structured tour of his career, and is now retired from the road. No more long structured tours for him, no more traveling, being away from his family. He gave his fans two years to get to concerts to say good-bye during his "Cowboy Rides Away" tour which ended in Arlington Texas June 7th, at Cowboys AT&T stadium, with an attendance of 104,793. His concerts were long and emotional, with George being in no hurry to leave the stage. He took his time to thank his fans for 32 years of love, appreciation, and dedication. The sold out shows received exceptional reviews through out the two years of the tour. I hope you managed to get to a few concerts. George reminded his fans all along that although he will no longer be touring, he is by no means "gone." He signed with MCA for five more albums of Strait music in the years ahead. George says he is looking forward to writing, and will select, and choose his appearances after a year off during which he will complete his next album. So, be assured, the best is yet to come from George Strait. »The best reviews and pictures from this last tour will be posted on this Straitfever Website, on the "Cowboy Rides Away" link, page two, which should be released and online soon. »I am continually updating "The Cowboy Rides Away" 2014 site, adding the second page/website, and I am in process of creating Page two, the continuing page to "The Man," segment.