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"It's been a hard decision for me to make, but as far as the touring goes, I've decided I'm not going to tour anymore after these next 2 years," says Strait.
The King of Country has decided to end his touring career, but wants to make one thing clear: He is NOT retiring. He says that he always thought that when he turned 60 it would be a good idea to slow down, so he is. The tour will be named "The Cowboy Rides Away Tour", after one of his hit songs. He says the title speaks for itself, and as for the show, he didn't give away too many details, but Martina McBride joined him at the announcement. She will join him in Houston for 20 stops. Strait says he will also be writing and recording, and just because he's not going to be touring, doesn't mean you won't see him performing LIVE.
"I'm not saying after the last tour that will be the last time I sing on stage with the band," says Strait. "I hope I have a lot of those left in me, but as far as a structured tour goes, after the last date in 2014, that is it for the touring."
The first leg of the tour will kick off January 18 in Lubbock, Texas and end June 1 in San Antonio. Dates for 2014 will be announced at a later date.
Thursday, September 27 2012, 04:23 AM CDT
Memphis libraries seeking funding
May 25, 2013 13:07 GMT
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The public library system in Memphis is hoping to secure $2.9 million to add employees and increase its collection.
The Memphis Daily News (http://bit.ly/19BANxH) reports the Memphis Public Library & Information Center cites the figures as part of its strategic plan.
A study by the Friends of the Library and the Memphis Library Foundation found that during the past five years, the system's budget has been cut 21 percent and hours were reduced 20 percent.
The goal of the new funding would be to add 47 employees to the 18-location library system and increase the collections budget to $2 million from less than $1 million.
Library director Keenon McCloy says the plan is a "roadmap for the future."
Information from: The Memphis Daily News, http://www.memphisdailynews.com
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