Editor’s note: Watch the interview on the new episode of CMT Insider airing Saturday and Sunday (Sept. 29-30) at
11 a.m. ET/PT.
George Strait fans know he rarely grants interviews,
yet he did find some time to meet with CMT Insider host Katie Cook just moments before announcing plans for his final
tour that will run in 2013 and 2014.
In an interview at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, King
George talks about making the big decision, writing his set list and keeping his tried-and-true approach to performing live.
I can’t imagine you would have come to this decision lightly. What are the main reasons for closing this era of your career?
Well, I think that it’s been in the back of my mind for quite a while. And trust me, it wasn’t easy. It wasn’t an easy decision
to make. I’ve