The Cowboy Rides Away: George Strait’s Final Tour | F.M. Light News

The King of Country is riding away, but not hanging up his hat.


Country singer George Strait is embarking on his last tour – ever. Strait says “It’s been a hard decision for me to make… I’ve decided that I’m not going to tour anymore after these next two years.” But, don’t worry ! This doesn’t mean he’s retiring. Strait is still going to make records, and he’s still “gonna write,” which is a huge relief. So, if you’re a big fan, and have always wanted to see George Strait on tour, now is your last chance. He’ll be writing and recording, and there are rumors he’ll do special performances, but this is his final formal tour.

What do you think about this announcement? Any thoughts?

Tour Dates (as referenced by

Jan. 18: Lubbock, Texas
Jan. 19: Oklahoma City
Jan. 25: Salt Lake City
Jan. 26: Nampa, Idaho
Jan. 31: Sacramento, Calif.
Feb. 1: Fresno, Calif.
Feb. 2: Las Vegas
Feb. 15: St. Paul, Minn.
Feb. 16: Grand Forks, N.D
Feb. 22: Buffalo, N.Y.
Feb. 23: Hartford, Conn.
March 1: Knoxville, Tenn.
March 2: Lexington, Ky.
March 17: Houston
March 22: Greenville, S.C.
March 23: Greensboro, N.C.
April 5: Albuquerque, N.M.
April 6: Las Cruces, N.M.
April 12: North Little Rock, Ark.
April 13: New Orleans
June 1: San Antonio, Texas

Did you know?

  • Strait has the most No. 1country hits (59) of any recording artist ever.
  • Hank Williams, George Jones and Merle Haggard are his biggest music influences.
  • His nickname is King George.
  • He served in the U.S. Army.
  • When he sings the song “You’ll Be There,” he often thinks of his daughter, Jenifer who died in a car accident in 1986.
  • Bubba, Strait’s son, was the one who got him back into writing.