BRENTWOOD, Tenn. — Tractor Supply Company (NASDAQ: TSCO), the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the U.S., today announced the opening of its 1,500th store in Odessa, Texas. The new south Odessa store is located at 1511 West Interstate 20.

"The opening of our 1,500th store in south Odessa is another significant milestone in Tractor Supply's history, as we continue to execute upon our growth strategy and our unwavering commitment to being the most dependable supplier of basic goods for the rural lifestyle customer across the country," said Greg Sandfort, President and Chief Executive Officer.

To celebrate the 1,500th store opening, the south Odessa Tractor Supply store will be hosting several grand opening events. Celebrations include a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Odessa Chamber of Commerce, community raffles, local animal rescue adoptions and more. Special guests include the Texas Christians Junior Bull Riders Association, Miss Sandhill Rodeo Queen, Odessa Elite Girls Volleyball team and more.

Tractor Supply was founded 78 years ago and has become the leading retailer serving the rural lifestyle, with annual sales in excess of $6 billion. The company operates stores in every state with the exception of Alaska and employs over 22,000 team members. Tractor Supply opened a total of 114 stores in 2015 and expects to open between 115 and 120 new stores in 2016.

"We are proud to build upon our expansion in the state of Texas, where our stores have a long history of strong performance," Sandfort added. "We believe we have opportunity to continue our strategic growth across the country and serve more communities through our knowledgeable team members and the convenience that Tractor Supply stores offer."