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George Strait sets attendance record with final show of last tour

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George Strait is ending his touring career with a bang. The country superstar played the final concert of his "Cowboy Rides Away" trek Saturday in Arlington, Texas, shattering an attendance record in the process. 

The Dallas Morning News says King George held court before 104,793 -- the largest audience ever for a North American indoor concert.  The Rolling Stones set the previous record back in 1981 with a performance at the Louisiana Superdome, which drew a crowd of approximately 87,500 fans. 

Strait played a total of 41 songs in his lengthy, star-packed show.  Highlights from the three-hour concert included collaborations with Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, and Martina McBride, Strait's performance of "I Believe," and the presentation of a home to a wounded Army veteran whose combat heroics earned him the Medal of Honor. 

Asleep at the Wheel opened the show with an hour-long set.  Vince Gill, Eric Church, and Faith Hill were some of the other nine guests at the concert, which was the finale of what Strait has said is his last formal tour. 

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