Thursday, the show Glee will say farewell to Finn Hudson, the character played by Cory Monteith. The young star died earlier this year in July after taking a lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.
This espisode is sure to be tough for fans of the show. The song list for this special epsidoe will be include "Seasons of Love" from the musical Rent and "If I Die Young" from The Band Perry.
All proceeds generated by the tribute music will go to Project Limelight Society, an arts organization in Monteith's native Canada.
Mid-morning at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX, George Strait, Cowboys owner Jerry Jonesand the Messina Group's Louis Messina announced dates for the final leg of The Cowboy Rides Away Tour. The tour will make 26 stops, including Strait's final tour stop at AT&T Stadium at an unannounced date sometime after May 31 next year.
Guests featured throughout the tour will include Jason Aldean, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Ronnie Dunn, Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Lee Ann Womack andChris Young. Matching the supporting artist with the tour date can be accomplished through a planned "tweet to unlock" campaign.
A fan club pre-sale begins Sept. 24, with general on-sale commencing Sept. 27. Strait will continue to record for MCA and perform select dates.
During the Press conference, George Strait said, "It's getting to be a little bittersweet. I can't see hanging it for good. To end the tour here (in Dallas) will be incredible."
He said it's going to be one hell of an ending and that he is looking forward to writing more songs. He is signed for at least 5 more albums with MCA. So what does he think makes a great country song? "The melody is what grabs me first. I think that without a great melody the song won't go too far."
The press conference ended with George Strait getting his own Dallas Cowboy's jersey.
The Cowboy Rides Way Tour 2014:
Jan. 9 – CenturyLink, Bossier City, LA
Jan. 10 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX
Jan. 17 – CenturyLink Center, Omaha, NE
Jan. 18 – Sprint Center, Kansas City
Jan. 30 – SAP Center, San Jose
Jan. 31 – Valley View Casino Center, San Diego
Feb. 1 – MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas
Feb. 7 – US Airways Center, Phoenix
Feb. 8 – Staples Center, Los Angeles
Feb. 14 – Palace Of Auburn Hills, Auburn Hills, MI
Feb. 15 – Nationwide Arena, Columbus
Feb. 28 – Wells Fargo Arena, Philadelphia
March 1 – Prudential Center, Newark
March 7 – KFC Yum! Arena, Louisville
March 8 – Allstate Arena, Chicago
March 21 – Bridgestone Arena, Nashville
March 22 – Philips Arena, Atlanta
April 4 – Intrust Bank Arena, Wichita, KS
April 5 – Pepsi Center, Denver
April 11 – Moda Center, Portland
April 12 – Tacoma Dome, Tacoma, WA
April 18 – Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, IA
April 19 – BOK Arena, Tulsa
May 23 – LSU Tiger Stadium Bayou Country Superfest, Baton Rouge, LA
May 31 – Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA
TBD – AT&T Stadium, Arlington, TX