Wednesday Video Spotlight: George Strait announces “The Cowboy Rides Away” farewell tour, including Oklahoma City date
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Musical icon George Strait announced his plans for his final two-year tour – “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” – today in a press conference live from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
During the press conference – posted above – Strait revealed the first 20 markets he will
visit during the winter 2013 leg of his tour. Additional markets for 2013 and 2014 will be announced later.
Special guest Martina McBride is set to join Strait for the 2013 dates, which begin Jan. 18 in Lubbock, Texas.
The second stop on the tour will be Jan. 19 at Oklahoma City’s Chesapeake Energy Arena. For tickets and information, go to www.chesapeakearena.com.
Strait said he plans to continue recording new music and play select dates around the country following the completion of the tour.
“The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” will offer fans a final opportunity to take in Strait’s live tour show filled with hits from throughout his remarkable career. Strait has thus far yielded 59 No. 1 songs, has earned more than 60 major industry awards, and sold over 65 million albums. He is the only artist in music history to achieve at least one top 10 hit each year during his 30-year career, according to a news release. The King of Country was only the second artist at the time (after Eddy Arnold in 1966) to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2006) while still actively recording and producing chart topping hits and albums.
Look for more of the story about Strait’s OKC stop on “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” Thursday here at BAM’s Blog.
The press conference featured a special video tribute to Strait featuring fellow country music superstars Reba McEntire, Ronnie Dunn, Blake Shelton and many more. Strait takes the stage at about the 17:00 mark of the video.
Also, check out the video of King George performing his 1985 hit and customary concert closer “The Cowboy Rides Away”: