September 27th, 2012
04:41 AM ET

Country icon George Strait announces his final tour

Country music icon George Strait has announced his final concert go-round but stressed that he does not plan to ride into the sunset after his two-year "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" ends in 2014.

"Don't think I'm retiring, because I'm not," Strait, who turned 60 this year, said at a press conference Wednesday at the Country Music and Museum in Nashville, Tennessee.

"If a special event happens to come up somewhere I want to do, by all means, I'm going to do it," he said. "I hope I still have a lot of those left in me."

A likely prospect, if his future at all resembles his past.

Strait lays claim to 59 number one hits - at least one a year for 30 years – and 65 million albums sales, according to the news release announcing his final tour.

Straight broke into stardom with his 1981 album "Strait Country" and has cranked out an album almost every year since - in some years two, according to his discography on


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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. raven

    Aw, I'm not a huge country fan but I like George Strait. I think its sweet that one of his priorities is taking his grandson fishing as his "special partner".

    September 27, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jenna

    YES ! I was hoping you would !

    September 27, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
    • jaker

      Go away you jerk , u wouldn't! Know music if it hit u in the face

      November 7, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Ancient Texan

    One of the very best!..ever. So few of the current crop of young singers even understand what country music is, but George does it the way it should be.

    September 27, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |