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George Strait's Final Tour To Air As Special On CMT: 'The Cowboy Rides Away' Premieres Friday

by   Aug 28, 2014 20:50 PM EDT

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Did you miss George Strait's final tour? Don't worry, CMT has got you covered. 

CMT is slated to air an exclusive two-hour special, George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away, on Friday (Aug. 29) at 7 p.m. ET/PT.

The network's site reports that the special was filmed at Strait's final tour date in Arlington, Texas this past June. 

The special includes Strait's performances with country music greats Jason AldeanKenny ChesneyEric ChurchSheryl CrowVince GillFaith Hill, Alan JacksonMiranda 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 tells of the country superstar's success through the music released throughout his career. 

The special features new interviews with Strait, as well as performances of his No. 1 hits including "Fool Hearted Memory," "I Can Still Make Cheyenne," "Check Yes or No" and, of course, "The Cowboy Rides Away."  

Strait's final date of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour on June 7 skyrocketed the indoor concert attendance records for North America. More than 104,000 fans came out to witness the final night of his tour. 

But that comes as no surprise, as Strait is widely loved — and he's got the stats to prove it. 

According to CMT, Strait amassed more No. 1 singles than any artist in any genre and is the only artist to chart a Top 10 hit every year for 30 years. 

Strait isn't throwing the towel in just yet. He says he will continue to record new music and plans to perform across the nation. 

Miss the special? MCA Nashville, Strait's longtime label home, will also release a live concert recording, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium, on Sept. 16.

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