Article Photos: George Strait begins "The Cowboy Rides Away" farewell tour, playing Saturday in Oklahoma City 1/3

 Country music star George Strait appears at a news conference on Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, in Nashville, Tenn. Strait announced that he will start his final tour early next year, playing 21 dates in 2013 and 20 more in 2014 on The Cowboy Rides Away tour. (AP file)