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Photo gallery: George Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" Saturday night in Oklahoma City

by Brandy McDonnell Published: January 20, 2013
George Strait performs during "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Photos by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
George Strait performs during "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" at Chesapeake Energy Arena on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013. Photos by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman

George Strait’s last ride has begun.

The King of Country launched his “The Cowboy Rides Away Tour” Friday night with a home-state show in Lubbock, Texas. He made the second stop on his 2013-14 farewell tour right here in Oklahoma City Saturday night with a sold-out performance at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

It was an emotional night both for the fans and the superstar, who seemed near tears as he played heartrendingly appropriate songs like “Troubadour,” “I’ll Always Remember You” and, of course, his customary closer, “The Cowboy Rides Away.”

Although he didn’t have to change up the tried-and-true format of his wildly popular show, he did it anyway, regaling his fervent fans with tales of his early days recording in Nashville, punctuated with deep album cuts like “80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper” and classic hits like “Marina del Rey.”

Check out these excellent photos of the evening taken by The Oklahoman’s Bryan Terry, and to read my review of the show, click here:

-BAM

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by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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