Strait rides away with finale concert release
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
– George Strait is offering a 20-track live album recorded at his The Cowboy Rides Away Tour finale at AT&T Stadium in Dallas in September, Strait's final concert.
"The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium" is out Sept. 16 on MCA Nashville. The disc features special guests Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride, and introduces George "Bubba" Strait, Jr., Strait's song, who also has written songs for his father.
Strait performed for more than 1 million fans during his two-year, record-breaking, final U.S. tour. Strait drew about 105,000 fans to the Dallas show.
A two-hour "George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away" concert special airs Aug. 29 on CMT.
The track listing is:
1. Check Yes Or No
2. The Love Bug (with Vince Gill)
3. Fool Hearted Memory (with Jason Aldean)
4. Arkansas Dave (with Bubba Strait)
5. Cowboys Like Us (with Eric Church)
6. That's What Breaking Hearts Do
7. Marina Del Rey
8. Here For A Good Time (with Sheryl Crow)
9. I Can Still Make Cheyenne
10. Jackson (with Martina McBride)
11. A Showman's Life (with Faith Hill)
12. Murder On Music Row (with Alan Jackson)
13. The Chair
14. Give It All We Got Tonight
15. Run (with Miranda Lambert)
16. I'll Always Remember You
17. Ocean Front Property (with Kenny Chesney)
19. All My Ex's Live In Texas (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow,
Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride)
20. The Cowboy Rides Away
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