CMT will premiere an exclusive two-hour special, George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away, on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. ET/PT. The event was filmed at Strait's final tour date in Arlington, Texas, in June, with an all-star cast, including Sheryl Crow.
George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away is a historical account told through the music from the superstar's storied career. The special features new interviews with Strait, along with a selection of his No. 1 hits performed at the farewell tour. Sheryl appears on "Here For A Good Time" and "All My Ex’s Live In Texas" along with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, and Martina McBride.
Strait's final date of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour on June 7 shattered indoor concert attendance records for North America with more than 104,000 fans there to witness the final night of his two-year tour. The reigning ACM and CMA entertainer of the year amassed more No. 1 singles than any artist in any genre and is the only artist to chart a Top 10 hit every year for 30 years.