George Strait

George Strait

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George Strait, the reigning Entertainer of the Year for both the Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association, is nearing the end of his Cowboy Rides Away tour that began its final leg in January. The country legend earns his fourth No. 1 this year on Billboard’s weekly ranking of Hot Tours with $6.4 million in ticket sales from four of the final six arenas on his performance schedule. Sold out performances in Wichita, Denver, Portland and Tacoma, WA, drew more than 70,000 fans to see the veteran entertainer’s touring sendoff. The overall gross from Cowboy Rides Away now tops $72 million from 40 sold out shows since launching in January of 2013. Concerts booked in two arenas and two stadiums remain before his final performance on June 7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The tour’s last show will include support from an all-star slate of country music entertainers.

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