Chesney Helps George Strait Ride Away

posted June 8th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

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by Josh Martn

On Saturday night in Arlington, Texas, George Strait ended his final tour of his career in front of over 100,000 fans at AT&T Stadium. Kenny Chesney was one of the many big names that joined Strait on stage during the show.

The 104,793 people in attendance made history — the event marked a new record for largest indoor concert in North America, easily zapping the earlier high mark of around 87,500, set in 1981 by the Rolling Stones at the Louisiana Superdome. Coincidentally, 1981 is when Strait launched his career with the single “Unwound” and the album Strait Country.

At 10:40 p.m. Saturday, after 41 songs, nine superstar guest appearances (plus a couple of numbers with his son, songwriter-performer George Jr., known as Bubba) and hundreds of thousands of beers and sodas in George Strait souvenir cups consumed, the 62-year-old cowboy did indeed amble away — not riding, exactly, but no doubt buoyed by the crowd’s earsplitting cheers and what seemed like a never-ending standing (and jumping) ovation (many fans stood for the entire show).

Chesney joined Strait late in the show for “Ocean Front Property” and “The Fireman.”

Others that joined Strait on stage included Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, and Miranda Lambert.

Read more about the epic show here and here.

(Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

Tagged in Related Artists, Special Appearances, Tour


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