Both competitions total a .17 million payout, with more than 325 contestants, and an average of 1.37 million fans.
In 2013 he was named Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, and in 2014 he was named Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year.
Strait began performing live shows with the Ace in the Hole Band in San Marcos, Texas in October 1975.
The tour started on January 18, 2013 in Lubbock, Texas, and 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.
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".
The crowd, the absolute loudest crowd I've ever heard, couldn't have asked for more.The final concert at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, which featured special guests Martina Mc Bride, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Vince Gill, Jason Aldean, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, and Sheryl Crow, drew 104,793 fans—the largest attendance at a single-show concert in the United States.The concert also set a record for the largest gross at a single-show country concert, ,194,374.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.