When I heard this news yesterday, I was devastated. Hearing that one of Country Music’s greatest voices would be done touring at the end of this run is heartbreaking. George Strait is one of the most iconic voices in the industry. He is one of my mother’s favorite artist’s and frankly mine too. George has had 59 Number 1 hits to his name, a record in the business. His voice and biggest hits are recognizable to those outside of the industry.
George addressed the media yesterday at the Country Music Hall of Fame and announced that his new tour, perfectly named “The Cowboy Rides Away”, will indeed be his last. He didn’t rule out hitting the stage for special occasions though, which shed a little light into the sad message he had just given. Martina McBride, another one of country music’s biggest icons, will join him on his last tour. George and Martina made an appearance in Des Moines at the end of February this year. I had bought my mom tickets for Christmas and looking back I am so glad I did. He puts on one hell of a show and it is sad to think that it is about to come to an end.