Call it a king-sized send off for the King of Country. George Strait closed out his 30-year touring career deep in the heart of North Texas. Over 100,000 people packed AT&T Stadium — to see the cowboy ride off into the sunset. Strait’s concert attendance shattered records, and drew adoring fans from across the country.
“It’s very exciting, I’ve watched him my whole life and I’m a fan,” Kaci Riggs said with enthusiasm.
“It’s the music you grew up on, we all remember it from the 80s and 90s and now and it’s an exciting part of country music history.”
King George, as he’s affectionately referred to by his fans, christened the then “Cowboys Stadium” back in 2009. On Saturday, the country crooner come full circle; his storied country music career hit its final note in Arlington.
“We’ve been fans forever,” Maxine Neal said. “We’re teachers, and on his birthday we always have a birthday cake for King George.”
Fans of Strait are sad to see his stage days come to an end, presumably even all his “exes from Texas.”