NASHVILLE, Tenn. - September 5, 2013 - Country music icon George Strait will join the Dallas Cowboys on the field Sunday night, Sept. 8, when they open the season against the New York Giants at AT&T Stadium. Strait will serve as an honorary captain for the coin toss prior to kickoff. This will make Strait’s second visit to the home of the Cowboys, having performed here in 2009 as the first event ever held at the venue.
The following day, Monday, Sept. 9 Strait is expected to hold a press conference from the stadium regarding his 2014 The Cowboy Rides Away Tour that will be streamed live on GeorgeStrait.com and YouTube.com/georgestrait or by following @georgestrait on twitter beginning at 11 a.m. CDT.
About George Strait:
With over 68 million albums sold, George Strait has influenced and inspired Country music, fellow artists and fans for more than 32 years. He has achieved 60 No. 1 singles, a feat unmatched by any artist in any genre, and earned more than 60 major industry awards. Strait is the only artist in music history to achieve at least one Top Ten hit each year during his 30-year career and was only the second artist at the time (after Eddy Arnold in 1966) to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame (2006) while still actively recording and producing chart topping hits and albums. Strait will receive Billboard’s Legend of Live Award in November in a ceremony in New York City. This is the magazine’s most coveted touring award, and he is the first country music artist to achieve this honor. Also in November, he will receive ASCAP’s most prestigious award, the Founders Award, presented to songwriters and composers who have made pioneering contributions to music by inspiring and influencing their fellow music creators, and who are musical innovators who possesses a unique style of creative genius that will enrich generations to come. His current two-year final U.S. tour, The Cowboy Rides Away Tour debuted in the No. 1 slot of POLLSTAR's “Concert Pulse” earlier this year. Strait sold out all venues on the 2013 leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour within minutes, including record-breaking attendance figures in Knoxville, Tenn., Lexington, Ky., San Antonio, Tx. and Houston, Tx.