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King of Country begins farewell tour in Lubbock

George Strait had his 16th show in Lubbock Friday night. George Strait had his 16th show in Lubbock Friday night.
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

George Strait kicked off his farewell tour Friday night with his 16th concert in Lubbock. A crowd of over 15,000 was expected - all of them excited to see The King of Country one last time.

"I think there are going to be a lot of people that are really excited in the crowd," said the Associate Director of the United Spirit Arena Cindy Harper."He's the king of country, he's at the top of the charts and always has been and I think everybody will be excited to get an opportunity to see him in concert."

George Strait's career began in 1981 when he signed his first recording contract with MCA. Since then he has had 59 number one hit singles, an all-time record. Strait also has the most number one albums, gold albums, platinum albums and multi-platinum albums of any country artist.

"I think that people who haven't had a chance to see George really want to get out and see him and people that have seen him really want to be sure to catch him one last time," Cindy said.

George has played 15 times previously in Lubbock, the first of which was at the Civic Center in 1983. The concert was a 3,500-person sell out and the most expensive ticket was $12 dollars. This concert comes at a steeper price, but George Strait fans say it's totally worth it.

"We anticipate a lot of excitement, a lot of cheering and some tears too. I've already gotten some emails from some really big fans that were excited for tonight but sad it was going to be his last show," Harper said.

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