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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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George Strait's new album, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium, arrived at retail yesterday (Tuesday, September 16th). The songs were recorded during George's last concert at AT&T Stadium near Dallas back in June. The star-studded send-off featured special guests like Eric Church, Alan Jackson, Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Miranda Lambert, and more.
The last show on The Cowboy Rides Away tour was performed in front of nearly 105,000 fans. Even though George is a veteran performer and has played for some of the biggest crowds, he tells us that show made him "nervous as a cat." He explains:
"When you walk out in front of 104,000 people, that's scary. (laughs) But I mean once I got on stage all that went away, and I could just feel the energy and the support and the love from the fans. It was just unbelievable. And there's just no way to totally describe the feeling that you have when you walk out there in front of a crowd that big. Not many people get to experience it.(laughs) I'm very lucky that I did, and it was so much fun, and then at the end it was sad. I almost lost it a couple of times but I didn't want to do that and I managed not too, but it still was very sad to know that and I did this a lot, during the two years I would walk out there and as I left the stage I'm going I may never be back here doing this again ever at this place."
The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium includes some of the King's very best.
CMA Awards nominees Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Keith Urban and Luke Bryan are the first announced performers at the upcoming show, being held on November 5th in Nashville. Miranda is up for nine awards, Blake and Luke are up for three, while Keith could take home four awards.
The 48th Annual CMA Awards will be co-hosted by Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood and will air live from the Bridgestone Arena on ABC.
Tim McGraw's new album, Sundown Heaven Town, is officially in stores. The project reflects the musical influences and sounds he's peppered his hit-making career with since the beginning, and despite recent trends in the genre, Tim tells us the CD is definitely a country record.
"It probably is more resonant of what my career has been overall as much as anything. I don't know if I'd say it's a country album, I mean . . . It's a country album because I'm singing it, but if you want to say, 'Is it a traditional country . . .' It's not a traditional country album, but I think it's very encompassing of everything that I've done in my career. I think it's a good microcosm of what my 20 years in music has been in a lot of ways, so I think that you can certainly hear parts of my career through all these songs, but if I was forced to I would probably say that it's probably a little more country than the last couple records.
Tim will make appearances on The View and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon today.
That's your Buzz of Country for Today, tune in Same Time - Same Place tomorrow for your daily dirt from Nashville. For B103, I'm Clint Leifeld.