Contact Us

George Strait Is Starting His Two-Year Farewell Tour in Lubbock This January

Facebook

Good news, country music fans! George Strait announced in a press conference that he’s launching a farewell tour next year called “Cowboy Rides Away 2013-2014“. The first show of the tour will be right here in Lubbock!

But he also made it clear that he is NOT retiring. George said, quote, “I had it in the back of my mind that when I turned 60 it might be the time to start thinking about getting off the road. Don’t think I’m retiring, because I’m not. I’m still going to make records, as long as [they] will let me.”

There are 40 dates on the “Cowboy Rides Away” tour and it will kick off January 18th in Lubbock. Martina McBride is the opener on the 2013 leg. The first round of dates can be found on George’s tour page, here.

Here’s video of the press conference where he announced the tour. He starts talking about the cities on the tour at 17:30 and he mentions Lubbock and the Red Raiders at the 18-minute mark…

I sometimes forget the impact George Strait has had in country music. For example, he’s had 59 Number One singles, which is more than any artist in any genre.

He’s charted at least one Top 10 single for 31 consecutive years. Only Eddy Arnold has more, with 92.

George has sold nearly 70 million albums in the U.S. and he’s the 12th-best selling recording artist of any genre. He’s also had 24 Number One country albums.

More From KOOL 98

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://98kool.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on KOOL 98 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!