Fifteen-year-old Chase Pair of Little Rock, Ark. is a lifelong fan of George Strait. Now the teen is getting the chance to see his favorite singer live, and it may be his last chance to ever hear Strait's voice.
Pair's mother Julie knew her son my not be able to listen to Strait's music for very long. Years ago, Pair was diagnosed with a birth defect that would eventually cause him to become completely deaf. Julie wanted to do something special for her son and wrote a letter to Strait's camp. When she didn't hear anything for a few days, she worried her son's chance had passed. Then she got a call.
The Verizon Arena and Strait's promoter hooked Chase and his mom up with two free tickets to see King George live at his Vegas show this summer. And since Vegas is a long way from Little Rock, Southwest Airlines stepped up to provide the mom and son with free round-trip air fare.
Chase Pair told KATV how grateful he was for the opportunity to see his idol live.
"A million thank you's," Pair said.
Chase Pair told the local news crew the trip couldn't come soon enough.
"I'm just ready to pack," she explained. "I want to go see him."
Verizon Arena is working on getting Chase a meet and greet with Strait. The concert is at the end of July, leaving Chase and his mom plenty of time to prepare to meet the King of Country.
Strait's hugely popular Strait To Vegas Tour wrapped up last year. But King George isn't through with Sin City. His new Vegas residency, which kicks off in April, is called 2 Nights of Number 1s. Strait will perform all 60 No. 1 hits on back-to-back nights on four weekends from April to December. Tickets for the shows are currently on sale here.