The 5 George Strait Songs We Want to Hear the Most at His Final Show
The concert we've been equally awaiting and dreading is almost here. Saturday is George Strait's final concert of his career and on 'The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.'
It's surreal, isn't it? For more than three decades country music fans have regarded Strait as The King of Country Music, only to have those 30-plus years pass in an instant, and now here we are, on the verge of the final concert of his career.
Nearly 100,000 people are expected to take over AT&T Stadium in Arlington for Strait's last show. He was the first event in what was then Cowboys Stadium, and now he'll grace the stage one last time in the largest domed structure in the world.
It just fits.
Strait has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide, and his last No. 1 hit "Give It All We Got Tonight," was the 60th of his legendary career and the most in music history.
On Saturday, Strait will be joined by at least 10 other country stars and bands, including Asleep at the Wheel, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Sheryl Crow.
With that many artists on the bill and owning five dozen No. 1 hits, how can you even begin to pick a set list?
I know I wouldn't want that job, and I can only imagine the process Strait and his folks are going through to pick the perfect group of songs to play Saturday night.
But we picked five songs we're pretty sure The King will play, and these are five that we're looking forward to hearing the most.