George Strait's Opening Acts Make His Show the Biggest Event in North Texas This Summer
Together they have more than 254 years of experience singing professionally. They've released 138 albums throughout a span of 30-plus years. They've spent 65 years as members of the Grand Ole Opry. Oh, and they've also won a total of 48 Grammys together.
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These impressive stats belong to George Strait's 12 opening acts on the massive "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" that wraps up at AT&T Stadium on Saturday. So forget about King George for a second because these openers aren't just your average county fair winners. They're superstars in their own right and that's why together this show will be biggest the event in North Texas this summer.
One of the first songs Aldean learned to play on guitar was George Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away." Now 30 years later, Aldean is performing his own tunes on the same-named tour. Aldean perfectly mixes a more traditional country sound with just enough rock 'n' roll to keep it fresh. He was one of the first mainstream country artists to introduce America to country-rap in his 2011 hit, "Dirt Road Anthem."
McBride has arguably the best voice on this tour. But prepare yourself because once she spreads her arms, opening up her chest to belt out "Independence Day" and "A Broken Wing," don't be surprised if you a feel a chill down your back. Or neck. Heck, forget the chills because her voice leaves most teary-eyed.
Chesney is one of the performers who won't be intimidated by playing AT&T Stadium for the first time, his most recent visit being summer of 2013. He knows just what it takes to get a crowd going, plus his typical beach, barefoot and summer tunes are perfect for a Texas crowd in June.
With his aviator shades and love for the reefer, Eric Church walks the line of being too cool for his own good. Winner of the 2013 ACMs Album of the Year, Church doesn't need much help in the critics' department. Fans have him covered as well, as they made his 2010 song, "Smoke A Little Smoke," a country radio hit. But smoking isn't allowed in AT&T Stadium, so light up at your own risk.