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George Strait says goodbye with a record breaking concert

The King of Country, George Strait said his farewell in an iconic Texas concert.

King George winds up a career of 33 years on Saturday night with a final tour that concluded in Arlington Texas. The AT&T Stadium welcomed 104,793 spectators becoming the largest indoor concert in the U.S. Thus, breaking the record initially set by the Rolling Stones in 1981.

“The Cowboy Rides Away” final date gathered some of today's country music biggest stars including Kenney Chesney, Sheryl Crow, Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Vince Gill, Martina McBride and Faith Hill who lined up to accompany on stage the country star in a emotive night. Furthermore, Strait performed a couple of songs with his son, George “Bubba” Jr.

The heartwarming night wandered through over 30 years of George's notable musical career. As a matter of fact, 20 out of 40 songs were number one hits. Eventually, George Strait has set many records during his journey within the music industry including 10 Top Hits in the charts every year. Additionally, in 2014 George notched the CMA 'Entertainer of the year' award. Besides, his opening act “Check Yes or Not” released in Sept. 1995 peaked number one on the U. S. Billboard and the Canadian RPM Country charts. Succeeding the first song, George addressed the crowd “I can’t tell you how excited I am to be here tonight, it’s been on my mind since we started this tour two years ago.”

The King of Country born in Texas in 1952 prevailed in the traditional country sounds along his career and became one the most influential singers of the decade.