The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium

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The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium
Live album by George Strait
Released September 16, 2014 (2014-09-16)
Recorded June 7, 2014
Genre Country
Label MCA Nashville
Producer Chuck Ainlay
George Strait
George Strait chronology
Love Is Everything
(2013)
The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium
(2014)

The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium is a live album released by George Strait in 2014.[1] The title refers to the fact that this concert was the final performance of his final tour "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" on June 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. 104,793 people were in attendance, the largest ever single-show attendance at a U.S. stadium.[2] An all-star lineup joined Strait on stage. The DVD of the concert was released on November 11.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Check Yes or No"   Danny Wells, Dana Hunt 3:26
2. "Lovebug" (with Vince Gill) Wayne Kemp, Curtis Wayne 3:02
3. "Fool Hearted Memory" (with Jason Aldean) Byron Hill, Blake Mevis 2:58
4. "Arkansas Dave" (with Bubba Strait) Bubba Strait 3:51
5. "Cowboys Like Us" (with Eric Church) Anthony Smith, Bob DiPiero 3:18
6. "That's What Breaking Hearts Do"   George Strait, B. Strait 3:34
7. "Marina del Rey"   Dean Dillon, Frank Dycus 4:17
8. "Here for a Good Time" (with Sheryl Crow) G. Strait, B. Strait, Dillon 2:55
9. "I Can Still Make Cheyenne"   Aaron Barker, Erv Woolsey 4:28
10. "Jackson" (with Martina McBride) Billy Edd Wheeler, Jerry Leiber 3:10
11. "A Showman's Life" (with Faith Hill) Jesse Winchester 4:29
12. "Murder on Music Row" (with Alan Jackson) Larry Cordle, Larry Shell 4:45
13. "The Chair"   Hank Cochran, Dillon 4:13
14. "Give It All We Got Tonight"   Tim James, Phil O'Donnell, Mark Bright 3:44
15. "Run" (with Miranda Lambert) Smith, Tony Lane 3:48
16. "I'll Always Remember You"   G. Strait, B. Strait, Dillon 4:16
17. "Ocean Front Property" (with Kenny Chesney) Dillon, Cochran, Royce Porter 3:17
18. "Troubadour"   Leslie Satcher, Monty Holmes 2:57
19. "All My Ex's Live in Texas" (with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride) Sanger D. Shafer, Linda J. Shafer 3:28
20. "The Cowboy Rides Away"   Sonny Throckmorton, Casey Kelly 7:04

Chart performance[edit]

The album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, and No. 2 on the Hot Country Albums chart, with 51,000 copies sold for its first week.[3] The album has sold 318,700 copies in the US as of March 2015.[4]

Chart (2014) Peak
position
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[5] 16
US Billboard 200[6] 4
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[7] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (2014) Position
US Billboard 200[8] 121
US Top Country Albums (Billboard)[9] 26

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stefano, Angela (August 18, 2014). "George Strait Announces ‘The Cowboy Rides Away’ Live Album". The Boot. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  2. ^ Bob Allen (June 16, 2014). "George Strait’s Final Show Sets Billboard Boxscore Attendance Records". Billboard. 
  3. ^ Wade Jessen (September 25, 2014). "Tim McGraw's 'Sundown' Shines at No. 1 on Top Country Albums". Billboard. 
  4. ^ Matt Bjorke (March 11, 2015). "Country Album Chart Report For March 11, 2015". Roughstock.  Sales figure given here
  5. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for George Strait.
  6. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for George Strait.
  7. ^ "George Strait Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Country Albums for George Strait.
  8. ^ "Billboard 200 Albums: Year-End top-selling albums across all genres". Billboard. 
  9. ^ "Top Country Albums: 2014 Year-End Charts". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 16, 2015.