In a rare interview, George Strait discusses the final shows on the Cowboy Rides Away tour, his honor at reeving Billboard's Legend of Live award and his lifelong "knack for picking good songs."

By any measure, George Strait is one of the most successful, well-known country music artists in history. But, for all his achievements on the radio, on the road and at retail, Strait also, to a large degree, remains an enigma. He rarely grants interviews -- an approach that in some ways adds to his popularity.

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