The King of Country Music and America’s favorite cowboy George Strait is set to embark on one final jaunt dubbed as the ‘Cowboy Rides Away’ tour, slated to kick off and close in Texas; in Lubbock on January 18th and in San Antonio on June 1st. But the highlight of the tour is Strait’s appearance at the 2013 Rodeo Houston, where he is tapped to close the three-week annual affair on March 17th.
“It’s been a hard decision for me to make, but as far as the touring goes, I’ve decided that I’m not going to tour anymore after these next two years,” the 60-year old Strait said during a press conference in Nashville last year, where he made the announcement to retire from touring but not from recording as he still has plans to release albums in the future.
“Everywhere we’re going holds fond memories and I’m looking forward to paying my respects,” Strait said, which is why it is only fitting to have him close the legendary 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo fundraising and awareness event.
Joining Strait for his March 17 performance at the Houston Rodeo are Martina McBride and the Randy Rogers Band. Bad news for fans however, as tickets are already sold out.