George Strait’s ‘The Cowboy Rides Away’ Final Tour Stop To Air On CMT
For those of us that are still kicking ourselves, CMT will premiere an exclusive two-hour special, George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away, on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The special covers Strait’s final tour date in Arlington, Texas, in June, with an all-star cast, including 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 performed “Arkansas Dave,” a song he wrote for his dad.
George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away is a 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 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 show, on June 7 shattered indoor concert attendance records for North America with more than 104,000 fans there to witness the final night of his two-year ‘The Cowboy Rides Away Tour’.