The Cowboy has been steadily riding away for almost a full year now, but the exact moment and location of his final hoedown has finally been declared. On June 7, 2014, singer, actor, music producer, Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters, King of Country, but first and foremost, the Cowboy George Strait will ride off into the sunset. He’s going home in a sense. The last George Strait tour date ever will be held at AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys. Strait, a native of Poteet, Texas, less than an hour south of Dallas, headlined the first ever event at the stadium which holds the fourth largest seating capacity in the NFL at 80,000 seats. His 26 studio albums have enthralled Country music fans over the course of five decades in the industry resulting in 68 million albums sold in the US and more number one hits than any artist ever. If the great citizens of Texas turn out in those kinds of numbers on Strait’s last day, that last goodbye will definitely be the hardest.
But for those fans who are getting teary eyed while brushing their horses, Strait has already signed a contract with MCA Records for five more records. In a recent interview, Strait lamented that he hadn’t done more song writing over the course of his career, and with George Strait tour dates reduced to nil after his last show, he should have plenty of time to reminisce about his life and times on the road. And with five albums worth of new material lined up it’s hard to believe that a man called the King of Country will be able to hold himself back from just one more tour.
Strait will round out his final shows with long time touring partners the Ace in the Hole Band and an impressive cast of openers including Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Vince Gill, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, and Lee Ann Womack. Fans can get in on the last round of George Strait tour dates with tickets from Ticket Liquidator.