George Strait announced his plans for his final two-year tour "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" during a press conference from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN.
"The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, 2013-2014," begins Jan. 18, 2013, in Lubbock, TX. The 2013 dates will feature Martina McBride as opening act, and there will be special guests at many of the tour stops. No Nashville date is booked for 2013, though Strait will play Knoxville on March 1 and Lexington, KY, on March 2.
"Don't think I'm retiring, because I'm not." I'm still going to make records. I'm going to write. If after two years, when I've quit touring, if a special event comes up that I want to do, I'm going to do it."