George Strait and “The Cowboy Rides Away” Tour
He’s known as the “King of Country.” He holds the worlds record for having more number 1’s than any other artist in any music genre with 59. He’s a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. He’s George Strait (King George.)
He rocketed on the national scene in 1981 with the release of his song “Unwound” and he’s never looked back. He’s had a number 1 song in 28 of those 31 years. He’s been nominated for more CMA and ACM awards than any other artist. He won Entertainer of the Year in 1989 and 1990. In the 2000s, George was named Artist of the Decade by the Country Music Association. If you ever have a chance to watch the CMT Artist of the Decade concert special, don’t miss it. You’ll enjoy watching other country artists perform George Strait songs in front of George and hear what they have to say about the legend himself. My favorite was Jamey Johnson performing “Give It Away.” Jamey, along with Bill Anderson, wrote the song for King George and Jamey puts a interesting twist to the song. In fact, George said after the performance that he would sing it like that in concert from now on.
Well you can find out for yourself, how George will sing “Give It Away” (as well as his other songs) when he’s in San Antonio on June 1st. If you haven’t heard, George has announced that this will be his last tour. He’s calling it “The Cowboy Rides Away” tour, named after his big hit in 1985. Martina McBride and Randy Rogers Band will be joining him on the road.
The Farewell Show for the tour will be June 1st. 98.1 The Hawk is giving you a chance to go to the show. Go to our website www.981thehawk.com and visit Hawk Rewards. If you’re are winner, you’ll win airfare for two, 2 night stay at the “famous San Antonio Riverwalk” hotel, 2 tickets to the show, George Strait CD library (over 25 CD’s) and 500 dollars cash (to spend however you want, no questions asked.)
It’s been a great ride for the greatest Hat Act in Country Music and you can see him live one final time. George Strait in his hometown of San Antonio Texas at the Alamodome, June 1st. Long live the King…..King George.