George Strait Launches Final Leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

Written by SLN Staff Writer
George Strait Launches Final Leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

George Strait - Cowboy Rides Away Tour

Musical 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, Thursday night (1/ 9) at CenturyLink Center in Bossier City, Louisiana. The show held an attendance of 13,957 and broke Straits 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).

George Strait -Jason Aldean -  Cowboy Rides Away Tour

Addressing 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 Wouldve 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 ( 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.

The 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.

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 Cant Put Out
Easy Come, Easy Go
Here For A Good Time
Arkansas Dave
Fool Hearted Memory with Jason Aldean
Nobody In His Right Mind Wouldve 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

Same Kind Of Crazy
All My Exs Live in Texas
Folsom Prison Blues
Cowboy Rides Away

Strait, who renewed his record deal with MCA Records during a celebration at Nashvilles 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.