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George Strait kicks off final leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

DSC_0389Musical icon and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year George Strait kicked-off the second second leg of his final two-year tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour presented by Quicken Loans, last night, January 9, 2014, at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. The show held an attendance of 13,957 and broke Strait’s own top two venue records for highest grossing shows of all time at the venue (beating his previous No. 1 record from his tour with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack on Sept. 18, 2010 and his No. 2 arena show record with Martina McBride on Jan. 28, 2012).

DSC_0477Addressing the crowd throughout the night, some notable moments included when special guest Jason Aldean joined Strait for “Fool Hearted Memory” and “Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her.” Additionally, Strait was joined by his longtime friend Lieutenant General Leroy Cisco, U.S. Army (Retired) to continue their tour tradition of presenting the keys to a home as part of the Homes 4 Wounded Heroes through the Military Warriors Support Foundation initiative (www.militarywarriors.org). The 539th recipient of the program was U.S. Army Specialist Douglas Michael Edds who was joined by wife Tanya Edds on stage during the presentation.

DSC_0510The Cowboy Rides Away Tour was dubbed one of the most popular tours of 2014 by USA Today additionally noting “the single most popular event on the board for 2014 is George Strait’s June 7 show at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, with Jason Aldean, Alan Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill and others.” To see the full article in USA Today, click here.

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January 9, 2014 George Strait Set List is as follows:

“The Fireman”
“Check Yes Or No”
“Ocean Front Property”
“Marina Del Rey”
“Blame It On Mexico”
“A Fire I Can’t Put Out”
“Easy Come, Easy Go”
“Here For A Good Time”
“Arkansas Dave”
“Fool Hearted Memory” with Jason Aldean
“Nobody In His Right Mind Would’ve Left Her” with Jason Aldean
“River of Love”
“You Look So Good In Love”
“How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls”
“I Saw God Today”
“I Can Still Make Cheyenne”
“Drinkin’ Man”
“That’s What Breaking Hearts Do”
“I Believe”
“80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper”
“Give It Away”
“Amarillo By Morning”
“The Chair”
“Cowboys Like Us”
“I Got A Car”
“I’ll Always Remember You”
“Give It All We Got Tonight”
“Troubadour”
“Unwound”
Encore:
“Same Kind Of Crazy”
“All My Ex’s Live in Texas”
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“Cowboy Rides Away”

Remaining The Cowboy Rides Away Tour 2014 dates are as follows: 
January 10, 2014   Frank Erwin Center│Austin, Texas; *With special guest Jason Aldean
January 17, 2014   CenturyLink Center│Omaha, Neb.; *With special guest Eric Church
January 18, 2014   Spring Center│Kansas City, Mo.; *With special guest Eric Church
January 30, 2014   SAP Center│San Jose, Calif.; *With special guest Martina McBride
January 31, 2014   Valley View Casino Center│San Diego, Calif.; *With special guest Miranda Lambert
February 1, 2014   MGM Grand Garden Arena│Las Vegas, Nev.; *With special guest Miranda Lambert
February 7, 2014   US Airways Center│Phoenix, Ariz.; *With special guest Martina McBride
February 8, 2014   STAPLES Center│Los Angeles, Calif.; *With special guest Martina McBride
February 14, 2014   The Palace│Auburn Hills, Mich.; *With special guest Little Big Town
February 15, 2014   Nationwide Arena│Columbus, Ohio; *With special guest Little Big Town
February 28, 2014   Wells Fargo Center│Philadelphia, Penn.; *With special guest Martina McBride
March 1, 2014  Prudential Center│Newark, N.J.; *With special guest Martina McBride
March 7, 2014   KFC Yum! Center│Louisville, Ky.; *With special guest Vince Gill
March 8, 2014   Allstate Arena│Chicago, Ill.; *With special guest Vince Gill
March 21, 2014   Bridgestone Arena│Nashville, Tenn.; *With special guest Sheryl Crow
March 22, 2014   Phillips Arena│Atlanta, Ga.; *With special guest Sheryl Crow 
April 4, 2014  INTRUST Bank Arena│Wichita, Kan.; *With special guests Lee Ann Womack and Merle Haggard
April 5, 2014  Pepsi Center│Denver, Colo.; *With special guests Lee Ann Womack and Merle Haggard
April 11, 2014  Moda Center│Portland, Ore.; *With special guest Chris Young
April 12, 2014  Tacoma Dome│Tacoma, Wash.; *With special guest Chris Young;
April 18, 2014  Wells Fargo Arena│Des Moines, Iowa; *With special guest Ronnie Dunn
April 19, 2014  BOK Center│Tulsa, Okla.; *With special guest Ronnie Dunn
May 23, 2014  Tiger Stadium│Baton Rouge, La.;*Bayou Country Superfest
May 31, 2014  Gillette Stadium│Foxborough, Mass.; *With special guests Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
June 7, 2014  AT&T Stadium│Arlington, Texas: *With special guests Jason Aldean, Asleep At The Wheel, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack

Strait, who renewed his record deal with MCA Records during a celebration at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center last fall, released “I Got A Car” to country radio and will continue to record new music and play select dates around the country following the completion of the tour.

For more information on George Strait and for tour updates, please visit www.GeorgeStrait.com or follow Strait on Facebook and Twitter @georgestrait.


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