Did you know that on this day in Country Music History in 2013 George Strait launched the Cowboy Rides Away Tour?

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It’s true! It was his last official concert trek, at the United Spirit Arena in Lubbock, Texas. Martina McBride opened the show.

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Here are 5 interesting facts about George Strait.

  • He is a member of the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association.
  • In 1986, his 13-year-old daughter Jenifer was killed in a motorcycle crash. He dedicated his CMA Male Vocalist of the Year award that year to her memory.
  • He made People's most beautiful list in 1990.
  • He acted in a handful of projects, including 1992's Pure Country in which he played a troubled country singer.
  • As of 2007, he has received 16 CMA Awards — including two as Entertainer of the Year and five for Male Vocalist of the Year — and 15 Academy of Country Music® Awards.