Perhaps one of the most anticipated (if not the most anticipated) performances of country artists is that of the King of Country, George Strait. Well, he is not dubbed “the king” for nothing. Fans and artists alike idolize him because of his great talent and for what he has contributed in all of the music industry. Hence, whenever he performs, it surely does ring a bell!
Over the weekend, Strait went back to the party city of Las Vegas for a two-night show. Live at the T-Mobile Arena, he blew the roof off and captivated his fans again. Overall, the performance was totally perfect and everyone was satisfied, for sure!
Prior to this, in 2013, the King of Country earlier announced his decision of retirement from touring. He then went on a farewell tour to officially close his tours. This final tour was appropriately titled The Cowboy Rides Away Tour.
The Come Back of the King on the Stage
With Strait’s announcement of his retirement from tours, a lot of fans were caught aghast and in shock. Many expressed their hopes of seeing the country music icon tour again and make music. While a number of people thought that he would never perform again, fans were delighted to know about Strait’s comeback after a couple of years.
However, it is not the same as it was before. Instead of going on a tour, Strait rather set up a few dates for his performances in Las Vegas. This is in honor of his loyal and adoring fans. Also, he clarified that he is not retiring the music industry for good. He reiterated that he is just not going to tour anymore.
“I’m not retiring, just not going to tour anymore.”
The King Pays Tribute to The Hag
In one of his Vegas shows, Strait delighted his fans by singing his iconic hits. But, he did not just stick to his song as he also honored legendary singers by rendering their music.
One of the most memorable performances of Strait during his show was when he sang Merle Haggard’s “Are The Good Times Really Over?” He fascinated the crowd as he belted the song out, blowing them away in awe.
After Strait singing the first few lines, the audience applauded and cheered. Indeed, it was a great version of the song coming from the King himself.
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