George Strait’s Sold Out Nashville Show Filled With Special Guests
George Strait's farewell The Cowboy Rides Away Tour played in Nashville on Friday night (March 21), and the singer invited several of his famous friends to join him for the goodbye show.
Sheryl Crow, who served as Strait's opening act, kicked off the night with a performance of several of her hits, including 'Picture' and her latest single, 'Callin' Me When I'm Lonely.' She also joined Strait for a duet of 'Here for a Good Time' and 'When Did You Stop Loving Me.'
The 61-year-old, who kicked off his farewell trek last year, admits it was difficult to decide to finally come off the road, after more than 30 years.
“I’ve lost a lot of sleep over it, but I feel like I’m not really retiring," he notes. "I’m just not going to tour. One point I want to get across to everybody is that I’m still going to make records and I may still do some events. It’s not the last time I’m onstage. It’s been a part of my life for too long to quit everything. I have done it since the ’80s, and I think it’s time now to maybe see if I can live without that part.”
Strait's final concert will be held on June 7 in his home state of Texas. The show, which will include several guests, including Jason Aldean, Chesney, Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride, Ronnie Dunn and Lee Ann Womack, sold out in one day.
“Wow. To see this response from the fans to our final show is humbling and exciting at the same time,” Strait says. “This is going to be an incredible night, and I feel very blessed this holiday knowing how many of you we’ll get to see us next year on our final tour.”
The Country Music Hall of Fame member may be stepping off the road, but he will continue to record new music. His latest album, 'Love is Everything,' was released in 2013 and debuted at No. 1.
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