George Strait in Fort Worth: 5 Ways He Proved He’s Still the King
Over the weekend, George Strait made a triumphant return to the stage in Fort Worth, Texas, his first show in the city since 1982 (really, it's been that long!). When it was announced that Strait would play the city's brand-new Dickies Arena in Fort Worth on Friday (Nov. 22), tickets sold out in literal seconds; in fact, so many fans wanted tickets that Strait ended up adding a second show on Saturday night (Nov. 23) just to meet the demand.
The two shows were also Strait's first in the Dallas-Fort Worth area since 2014, when he played the final date of his The Cowboy Rides Away tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington alongside an all-star lineup of artists (Miranda Lambert, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Sheryl Crow and Jason Aldean, among others). Just as in 2014, Strait was joined by opening act and Texas favorites Asleep at the Wheel, who warmed up the crowd ahead of King George's set.
On Saturday night, the country legend demonstrated exactly why fans were so excited to see him. During that show, these five moments proved that, more than 40 years and dozens of hits into the game, Strait is still the reigning king of country music.
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