Any fan of George Strait was probably just happy to be at AT&T Stadium for his final tour date ever back on June 7. But Dallas native D. Foster got more than that, capturing a photo of the final moments of the concert that has now been immortalized on the back cover of Strait’s new live album, The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium.
Foster was on the floor of AT&T Stadium, just feet away from the stage, when he snapped the striking image, which shows Strait being showered by confetti while surrounded by his band and the variety of big-name stars who showed up to pay tribute to him that night.
Foster, who showed up an hour and half early to the concert to find just the right spot in which to take pictures, shared the photo on Twitter after the concert. A couple of months later, Strait’s manager contacted him, saying that they wanted to feature it on the new album.
“This was truly one of the greatest experiences of my life. I’ve loved George Strait’s music for over 30 years — and to capture such a perfect moment at his last concert is something I’ll remember for the rest of my life,” said Foster in a release.
The Cowboy Rides Away: Live From AT&T Stadium, which was released on September 16, features 20 songs, including duets with Jason Aldean, Ray Benson, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Faith Hill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert, Martina McBride and Strait’s son Bubba.