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George Strait’s Final Concert to Be Broadcast in Two-Hour Television Special

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George Strait‘s final concert in Dallas, Texas broke records and barriers as the cowboy said one last goodbye to his loyal fans. Thankfully, CMT will allow country lovers to relive — or experience for the first time — that concert into a two-hour special, ‘George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away.’

The concert was filmed live in Dallas and featured a slew of big name acts who wanted to help Strait say goodbye in style. Jason Aldean, Kenny ChesneyEric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride were all there, and all will be seen in the CMT special, which airs on Aug. 29 at 7PM ET. Strait’s son, George “Bubba” Strait, Jr., also helped the country legend perform ‘Arkansas Dave,’ a song he wrote for his father.

Of course, the two-hour special isn’t just a concert — it’s also a look back at the cowboy’s storied career. The television airing will have brand new interviews with Strait, in addition to showcasing several of his sixty No. 1 hits, which he played at the final show. That list includes ‘Fool Hearted Memory,’ ‘I Can Still Make Cheyenne,’ ‘Check Yes or No’ and ‘The Cowboy Rides Away.’

Strait’s final tour date was record breaking, topping the indoor concert attendance records for North America — more than 104,000 people came to see his last show.

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