George Strait at Bi-Lo Center

 

BI-LO Center - March 22, 2013

Musical icon, George Strait, wowed the folks who came out to see him perform at the BI-LO Center on March 22, 2013."The Cowboy Rides Away Tour" is Strait's farewell tour, much to the chagrin of his fandom.

Fans surrounded the central stage for the sold out show. Strait took the stage sporting the appropriate cowboy attire and his million-dollar smile. The crowd erupted into applause and cheers that seemed to get louder and louder with each song. He performed all the "favorites", with some dating back to his 1981 album, "Strait Country".

Martina McBride had cancelled her show earlier in the day, due to an illness that had affected her voice. But, by show time, she evidently felt some better and graced us with her presence. She performed four songs and did so beautifully. What a class act! We applaud her fortitude, and hope she is feeling much better.

Photos of both performers, courtesy of Mother Shutter Photography, are below.

SET LIST:

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
(Jerry Lee Lewis cover)
Amarillo By Morning
Give It All We Got Tonight
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   

George Strait's Band, "The Ace in the Hole" Members:

Ronnie Huckaby - piano
Benny McArthur - electric guitar/acoustic guitar/fiddle
Gene Elders - fiddle/mandolin
Terry Hale - bass guitar
Mike Kennedy - drums
Rick McRae - electric guitar/acoustic guitar
Mike Daily - steel guitar/dobro
Marty Slayton-Jordan - background vocals
Joe Manuel - Acoustic guitar
John Michael Whitby - strings/organ
Thom Flora - background vocals

Martina McBride's Band:

Jim Medlin - keyboard
Greg Foresman - lead guitar
Greg Herrington - drums
Jenee Fleenor - fiddle
Wayne Dahl - steel guitar
Glenn Snow - bass
Marty Schiff - acoustic guitar

George Strait photos

Photos courtesy of Mother Shutter Photography

Martina McBride photos

Photos courtesy of Mother Shutter Photography

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