George Strait Concert Film on CMT 8/29
CMT Press Release 8/18/14— It was a concert fit for a king. Filmed live from his final show in Dallas, Texas, CMT is set to premiere an exclusive two-hour television special GEORGE STRAIT: THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY on Friday, August 29 at 7:00-9:00 p.m. ET/PT. Joining George Strait onstage to perform some of his most-loved hits, the star-studded special includes performances with Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride. Strait’s son George “Bubba” Strait, Jr. also joined the stage to perform a song he penned for his dad, “Arkansas Dave.”
GEORGE STRAIT: THE COWBOY RIDES AWAY is an historical account told through the music from the superstar’s storied career. The special features new interviews with Strait, along with a selection of his incredible 60 No. 1 hits performed at the farewell tour, including “Fool Hearted Memory,” “I Can Still Make Cheyenne,” “Check Yes Or No” and “The Cowboy Rides Away.”
Strait’s final date of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour shattered indoor concert attendance records for North America, with more than 104,000 fans there to witness the last night of his two-year tour. It is no wonder fans love him. The reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year 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.