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The Number Ones Are Done: George Strait Continues Vegas Reign Under New Format

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Playing the last set of back-to-back evenings of his number one hits, George Strait will continue his residency at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas under a different format. The King of Country music continues his American reign from a throne in Nevada, although fans throughout Texas, the U.S., Mexico, and even up into Canada have made the trek to pay homage to the man. Completing touring in 2014 with his final show taking place in Arlington, Texas, Strait began this last round of his current Vegas show schedule featuring the chart-toppers that fans have come to love, with this last event taking place July 28 and 29.

The Number Ones Are Done: George Strait Continues Vegas Reign Under New Format

Photo: Facebook/George Strait Fan Club

In a concert review by Rolling Stone, Strait not only sang his hits but also serenaded his fans with music from such greats as Hank Williams and Jimmie Rodgers, and threw in some Shania Twain and Garth Brooks songs. Opening his first set with “Fool Hearted Memory” and “Ocean Front Property”, however, fans knew they were going to get exactly what they paid for, and then some! Commencing the back-to-back shows in April of this year, he started out performing all of his number one hits in chronological order, and for this last show, chose to randomly select 30 songs for each night, telling his audience, “Hopefully you’ll find some that you like in there.”

The Number Ones Are Done: George Strait Continues Vegas Reign Under New Format

Photo: Facebook/George Strait Fan Club

Approximately 19,000 fans caught this last show, hearing hits such as “Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind,” “Troubadour,” and “I Cross My Heart.” Picking material across a four-decade career can’t be easy, but fans didn’t mind. After leaving the stage following “It Just Comes Natural,” they cheered him on to an encore, which began with “Amarillo by Morning” and finishing with Johnny Cash’s “Folsom Prison Blues.” Two years after unofficially retiring, the King’s still got it, and his fans still want it. Starting with his “Strait to Vegas” sets in Las Vegas in April 2016, he successfully continues to draw the crowds for concerts regardless of format. And with further dates announced for September and December of 2017, we’re betting someone out there is going to get a great birthday, anniversary, or Christmas gift, including tickets to his show, in the very near future!

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