Friday All American Morning News with Eric Scott
9/28/2012 (Courtesy TheBoot.com) — Good Morning! He’s been crowned country-music royalty — and is enshrined in the Country Music Hall of Fame — and now the King, George Strait, is set to embark on a two-year tour that will, he says, be his last. The Cowboy Rides Away tour will kick off Jan. 18, 2013, and is set to run through 2014. The 40-city trek begins in Lubbock, Texas. (See the first set of tour dates below.)
At a press conference at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum’s Ford Theater Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 26), George expounded on the already obvious significance of the tour name, christened after his 1985 hit.
“It’s the song we’ve closed our show with for years,” he told the audience. “I’ve done a lot of neat things in my career. My band and I went to Camp David with President Bush before he left office and Clinton came in, and we played it for him.”