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George Strait’s Texas-Sized Farewell: Photos From His Final Tour Stop

The King of Country is joined by Sheryl Crow, Eric Church and more as he performs the last show of his touring career

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George Strait, the undisputed King of Country Music, played the final show of his touring career Saturday at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The emotional event set the record for the largest indoor concert ever in North America, with 104,793 fans in attendance. (The Rolling Stones' 1981 show at the Louisiana Superdome held the previous record at 87,500.) Several of Strait's famous friends joined him onstage for duets, including Sheryl Crow, Eric Church and Jason Aldean, making for an incredible night of hit after hit from Strait's incomparable country catalog.

George Strait

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Everything’s Bigger in Texas

The final stop of George Strait's the Cowboy Rides Away Tour set attendance records for the biggest indoor concert in North American history.

Bubba Strait, George Strait

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Like Father, Like Son

George Strait and his son, Bubba (who has co-written several of Dad's songs) perform together at the Cowboy Rides Away Tour's final stop at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on June 7, 2014.

George Strait's guitars

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Strait’s Strings

Commemorative guitars were made for the final show of George Strait's Cowboy Rides Away tour on June 7, 2014, in Arlington, Texas.

Ray Benson

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Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson

Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel performs at the final stop of George Strait's the Cowboy Rides Away tour, on June 7, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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Out of the Blue Clear Sky

Confetti rains down on the sold-out crowd at the final show of George Strait's the Cowboy Rides Away Tour, in Arlington, Texas, on June 7, 2014.

George Strait

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Final Farewell

George Strait shakes hands after the final stop of his Cowboy Rides Away Tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Though he is retiring from touring, the King will continue his rein on the country airwaves. He has extended his recording contract with longtime label home, MCA Nashville, for five more albums.

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