The Cowboy Rides Away Tour

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The Cowboy Rides Away Tour
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Farewell tour by George Strait
Location United States
Associated album Love Is Everything
Start date January 18, 2013 (2013-01-18)
End date June 7, 2014 (2014-06-07)
Legs 2
Shows 48

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour was the final concert tour by American country music artist George Strait. The tour started on January 18, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas and was divided into two legs: 21 concerts in 2013 and 27 concerts in 2014, for a total of 48 concerts. The tour ended in Arlington, Texas, on June 7, 2014. Strait was supported on the tour by his longtime eleven-member touring group, the Ace in the Hole Band.

Background[edit]

George Strait has been performing live shows and concerts with the Ace in the Hole Band since October 1975. On September 26, 2012, Strait announced that he was retiring from touring, and that his upcoming tour, titled The Cowboy Rides Away Tour, would be his last.[1][2][3]

Description[edit]

The concerts were set mainly in arenas with six stadium dates included, and typically consisted of a one-hour opening act—Martina McBride for most of the 2013 concerts—followed by a half hour intermission. Strait then performed a two-hour set of about 33 songs representing all phases of his music career. Wearing his usual black Resistol cowboy hat, pressed Wrangler jeans, a button-down Western shirt, large silver belt buckle, and low heel cowboy boots,[4] Strait performed in the round with the eleven-member Ace in the Hole Band distributed centrally on the stage with Strait singing from each corner of the square stage in two-song segments.[5] The Ace in the Hole Band consists of Terry Hale (bass), Mike Daily (steel guitar), Ron Huckaby (piano), Rick McRae (electric guitar, fiddle), Benny McArthur (electric guitar, fiddle), Mike Kennedy (drums), Gene Elders (fiddle), Joe Manuel (acoustic guitar), John Michael Whitby (keyboards), Marty Slayton (background vocals), and Thom Flora (background vocals). Strait played a black Taylor PS10ce Dreadnought Presentation Series guitar on every song.[6]

Strait's setlist typically consisted of a mix of his most popular recordings and performance songs, including uptempo hits like "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "Marina Del Rey", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Give It Away", "Amarillo by Morning", and "Troubadour", offset by softer ballads like "I Saw God Today", "The Chair", "Living for the Night", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", and "I'll Always Remember You". His performances were delivered "with no flash or hurry".[5] Strait's set was briefly interrupted by a ten-minute presentation given by Retired General Leroy Sisco of the Military Warriors Support Foundation to honor a wounded serviceman with the gift of a house.[4] Strait typically performed three to five encore songs, including "All My Ex's Live in Texas" and "Folsum Prison Blues", one of a handful of cover songs he adds to the set each concert. Strait closed each show with one of his earliest hit songs, "The Cowboy Rides Away".[4]

The Cowboy Rides Away Tour closed with three stadium concerts. At the final concert on June 7, 2014 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Martina McBride joined an all-star bill that included Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, and Asleep at the Wheel.[7]

A live album recorded from the final concert in Arlington titled The Cowboy Rides Away: Live from AT&T Stadium was released September 16, 2014.[8] On August 29, 2014, the Country Music Television channel broadcast a two-hour concert special of the event titled George Strait: The Cowboy Rides Away.The DVD is set to be release November 11th. [8]

Critical response[edit]

George Strait at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, USA, March 1, 2014

In his review for the Austin Chronicle, Doug Freeman praised the artist's performance for the first concert of the 2014 leg of the tour, and his selection of songs that "only skim the depth of his catalog".[5] Freeman noted that despite the changes that have taken place in popular country music, Strait has "remained the genre's compass".[5] Freeman concluded:

Perhaps most remarkable was the vibrancy of Strait's voice throughout the epic set. Though each song was delivered with a consistency that matched their familiar studio versions, his vocals remained equally sharp and subtle, whether diving low and textured on "Drinkin' Man" or smoothly drawled on "I Can Still Make Cheyenne".[5]

In his review for AZCentral, Jason P. Woodbury praised Strait's February 7, 2014 concert at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, calling his performance "an embarrassment of riches".[4] Woodbury observed:

The crowd, the absolute loudest crowd I've ever heard, couldn't have asked for more. Strait is a rare kind of superstar, one whose command over the crowd isn't rooted in bombastic theatrics or flashy pyrotechnics. No, Strait's presentation is understated, classy, and sly, and his songs ... match Strait's steady charisma.[4]

Woodbury concluded, "He's a subtle performer, and the classic sense of regret and longing he brings to songs like 'You Look So Good in Love', 'Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Here', and 'A Fire I Can't Put Out' is tempered by soft humor and wit."[4]

In his review for Billboard magazine, Thom Duffy praised Strait's March 1, 2014 performance at the Prudential Center in Newark, noting his ability to "turn musical moods at ease, as if guiding a favorite horse on a tricky trail".[7] Duffy concluded:

Strait's ability to move his audiences remains undeniable, even on this final tour. No doubt, his talent lies first in an unerring skill at picking remarkable songs from among the finest writers in Nashville and beyond. But beyond his song choices and his amazing band, Strait on Saturday showed compelling stage presence and vocal power. ... There are few other great American vocalists in any genre—the late Frank Sinatra comes to mind—who can convey intense emotion with such effortlessness and understatement as George Strait.[7]

For the week of February 7, 2014, the Cowboy Rides Away Tour was the top-grossing tour in the United States, earning $6.4 million in four sold out arena concerts.[9]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City State Venue Opening Act Setlist
2013
January 18, 2013 Lubbock Texas United Spirit Arena Martina McBride 1
January 19, 2013 Oklahoma City Oklahoma Chesapeake Energy Arena 1
January 25, 2013 Salt Lake City Utah EnergySolutions Arena
January 26, 2013 Nampa Idaho Idaho Center
January 31, 2013 Sacramento California Sleep Train Arena
February 1, 2013 Fresno Save Mart Center
February 2, 2013 Las Vegas Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena
February 15, 2013 St. Paul Minnesota Xcel Energy Center 2
February 16, 2013 Grand Forks North Dakota Alerus Center 3
February 22, 2013 Buffalo New York First Niagara Center 4
February 23, 2013 Hartford Connecticut XL Center 5
March 1, 2013 Knoxville Tennessee Thompson-Boling Arena
March 2, 2013 Lexington Kentucky Rupp Arena 6
March 17, 2013 Houston Texas Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 7
March 22, 2013 Greenville South Carolina Bi-Lo Center 8
March 23, 2013 Greensboro North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum 9
April 5, 2013 Albuquerque New Mexico The Pit 10
April 6, 2013 Las Cruces Pan American Center
April 12, 2013 North Little Rock Arkansas Verizon Arena 11
April 13, 2013 New Orleans Louisiana New Orleans Arena 12
June 1, 2013 San Antonio Texas Alamodome Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
13
2014
January 9, 2014 Bossier City Louisiana CenturyLink Center Jason Aldean 14
January 10, 2014 Austin Texas Frank Erwin Center 14
January 17, 2014 Omaha Nebraska CenturyLink Center Omaha Eric Church 15
January 18, 2014 Kansas City Missouri Sprint Center 16
January 30, 2014 San Jose California SAP Center Martina McBride 17
January 31, 2014 San Diego Valley View Casino Center Miranda Lambert 18
February 1, 2014 Las Vegas Nevada MGM Grand Garden Arena 19
February 7, 2014 Phoenix Arizona US Airways Center Martina McBride 20
February 8, 2014 Los Angeles California Staples Center 21
February 14, 2014 Auburn Hills Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills Little Big Town 22
February 15, 2014 Columbus Ohio Nationwide Arena
February 28, 2014 Philadelphia Pennsylvania Wells Fargo Center Martina McBride 23
March 1, 2014 Newark New Jersey Prudential Center 23
March 7, 2014 Louisville Kentucky KFC Yum! Center Vince Gill 24
March 8, 2014 Chicago Illinois Allstate Arena 24
March 21, 2014 Nashville Tennessee Bridgestone Arena Sheryl Crow 25
March 22, 2014 Atlanta Georgia Philips Arena 26
April 4, 2014 Wichita Kansas Intrust Bank Arena Lee Ann Womack
Merle Haggard
27
April 5, 2014 Denver Colorado Pepsi Center 27
April 11, 2014 Portland Oregon Moda Center Chris Young
April 12, 2014 Tacoma Washington Tacoma Dome
April 18, 2014 Des Moines Iowa Wells Fargo Arena Ronnie Dunn 28
April 19, 2014 Tulsa Oklahoma BOK Center 28
May 23, 2014 Baton Rouge Louisiana LSU Tiger Stadium Jason Aldean
Luke Bryan
Eric Church
29
May 31, 2014 Foxboro Massachusetts Gillette Stadium Tim McGraw
Faith Hill
30
June 5, 2014 Hidalgo Texas State Farm Arena Kyle Park
June 7, 2014 Arlington Texas AT&T Stadium Jason Aldean
Kenny Chesney
Eric Church
Ronnie Dunn
Vince Gill
Faith Hill
Alan Jackson
Miranda Lambert
Martina McBride
Lee Ann Womack
Asleep at the Wheel
31

Setlists[edit]

  • Setlist 1 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "A Showman's Life", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Stars on the Water", "Give It Away", "Living for the Night", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 2 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "A Showman's Life", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The Chair", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Stars on the Water", "Give It Away", "Living for the Night", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", Encores: "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 3 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The Chair", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Stars on the Water", "Give It Away", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 4 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "A Showman's Life", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Stars on the Water", "Give It Away", "River of Love", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 5 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "A Showman's Life", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Happy Birthday" (for Norma), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Stars on the Water", "Give It Away", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 6 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Give It Away", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 7 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Give It Away", "Middle Age Crazy", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight ", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Folsom Prison Blues", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 8 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "The Fireman", "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Give It Away", "Middle Age Crazy", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight ", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 9 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "The Fireman", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "River of Love", "Give It Away", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight ", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Folsom Prison Blues", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 10 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "The Fireman", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Heartland", "The Chair", "River of Love", "Give It Away", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight ", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 11 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "The Fireman", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Heartland", "Milk Cow Blues", "The Chair", "River of Love", "Give It Away", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 12 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "A Showman's Life", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Stars on the Water", "Give It Away", "Living for the Night", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 13 – "Here for a Good Time", "Ocean Front Property", "Check Yes or No", "I Saw God Today", "Drinkin' Man", "Love's Gonna Make It Alright", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Blame It on Mexico", "Her Goodbye Hit Me in the Heart", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Honky Tonk Crazy", "Marina Del Rey", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "The King of Broken Hearts", "Where the Sidewalk Ends", "The Chair", "River of Love", "Give It Away", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Amarillo by Morning", "I Believe", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 14 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can’t Put Out", "Easy Come, Easy Go", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Fool Hearted Memory" (with Jason Aldean), "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her" (with Jason Aldean), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Give It Away", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "Cowboys Like Us", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encore: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[11]
  • Setlist 15 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can’t Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Cowboys Like Us" (with Eric Church), "Easy Come, Easy Go" (with Eric Church), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "Fool Hearted Memory", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encore: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 16 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can’t Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Cowboys Like Us" (with Eric Church), "Easy Come, Easy Go" (with Eric Church), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encore: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 17 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Easy Come, Easy Go", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "Fool Hearted Memory", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 18 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls" (with Miranda Lambert), "Run" (with Miranda Lambert), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "Fool Hearted Memory", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 19 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "Nobody in His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls" (with Miranda Lambert), "Run" (with Miranda Lambert), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "Fool Hearted Memory", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 20 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "80 Proof Bottle of Tear Stopper", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "Fool Hearted Memory", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[4]
  • Setlist 21 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Fool Hearted Memory", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 22 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Lovebug" (with Little Big Town), "You Look So Good in Love" (with Little Big Town), "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Fool Hearted Memory", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Cowboys Like Us", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 23 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "You Wreck Me", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 24 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "Here for a Good Time", "Arkansas Dave", "Lovebug" (with Vince Gill), "Amarillo by Morning" (with Vince Gill), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Fool Hearted Memory", "Lead On", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "You Wreck Me", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "Cowboys Like Us", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 25 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Arkansas Dave", "Here for a Good Time" (with Sheryl Crow), "When Did You Stop Loving Me" (with Sheryl Crow), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "Cowboys Like Us" (with Eric Church), "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Fool Hearted Memory", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning" (with Kenny Chesney), "Baby Fall Into My Kiss", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "You Wreck Me", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 26 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Arkansas Dave", "Here for a Good Time" (with Sheryl Crow), "When Did You Stop Loving Me" (with Sheryl Crow), "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Fool Hearted Memory", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "Baby Fall Into My Kiss", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "You Wreck Me", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 27 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Arkansas Dave", "Here for a Good Time", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "River of Love", "You Look So Good in Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Fool Hearted Memory", "Lead On", "Amarillo by Morning", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "You Wreck Me", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 28 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Arkansas Dave", "You Look So Good in Love" (with Ronnie Dunn), "Amarillo by Morning" (with Ronnie Dunn), "Here for a Good Time", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Lead On", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 29 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Arkansas Dave", "You Look So Good in Love", "Amarillo by Morning", "Here for a Good Time", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Lead On", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 30 – "The Fireman", "Check Yes or No", "Ocean Front Property", "Marina Del Rey", "Blame It on Mexico", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Arkansas Dave", "You Look So Good in Love", "Amarillo by Morning", "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her" (with Tim McGraw), "I Can Still Make Cheyenne" (with Tim McGraw), "Here for a Good Time", "When Did You Stop Loving Me", "River of Love", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls", "I Saw God Today", "A Showman's Life" (with Faith Hill), "Let's Fall to Pieces Together" (with Faith Hill), "Drinkin' Man", "I Believe", "Give It Away", "Lead On", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "The Chair", "I Got a Car", "I'll Always Remember You", "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "Same Kind of Crazy", "All My Ex's Live in Texas", "Run", "Folsom Prison Blues", "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]
  • Setlist 31 – "Check Yes or No", "A Fire I Can't Put Out", "Lovebug" (with Vince Gill), "Does Fort Worth Ever Cross Your Mind" (with Vince Gill), "River of Love", "Lead On", "Fool Hearted Memory" (with Jason Aldean), "Nobody In His Right Mind Would've Left Her" (with Jason Aldean), "Arkansas Dave" (with Bubba Strait), "I Saw God Today", "Cowbiys Like Us" (with Eric Church), "Easy Come, Easy Go" (with Eric Church), "That's What Breaking Hearts Do", "Marina Del Rey", "Here for a Good Time" (with Sheryl Crow), "When Did You Stop Loving Me" (with Sheryl Crow), "I Can Still Make Cheyenne", "Drinkin' Man", "Jackson" (with Martina McBride), "Golden Ring" (with Martina McBride), "Give It Away", "I Got a Car", "A Showman's Life" (with Faith Hill), "Let's Fall to Pieces Together" (with Faith Hill), "I Believe", "Blame It on Mexico", "Amarillo by Morning" (with Alan Jackson), "Murder on Music Row" (with Alan Jackson), "The Chair", "Give It All We Got Tonight", "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls" (with Miranda Lambert), "Run" (with Miranda Lambert), "You Look So Good in Love", "I'll Always Remember You", "Ocean Front Property" (with Kenny Chesney), "The Fireman" (with Kenny Chesney), "Troubadour", "Unwound", Encores: "All My Ex's Live in Texas" (with Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, and Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel), "Folsom Prison Blues" (with Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, and Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel), "The Cowboy Rides Away"[10]

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