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George Strait Sets New US Concert Attendance Record at Kyle Field in Texas

June 17, 2024 10:04 am GMT
Last Edited July 18, 2024 11:13 am GMT

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George Strait has broken the record for the highest single ticketed concert in the US, with the ‘King’ of country music reeling off the hits at Kyle Field in his beloved home-state, Texas.

It consolidates Strait's position as one of the biggest stars in the genre's history, with the ‘Carrying Your Love With Me’ hitmaker already holding the record for the largest indoor concert in North America, welcoming 104,793 attendees at the AT&T Stadium for his now-iconic farewell The Cowboy Rides Away tour in 2014.

Now, however, he's taken things up another notch, drawing a whopping 110,905 at Kyle Field, with Strait performing from a rotating stage in the centre of the huge stadium.

The blockbuster College Station event was supported by George Strait's fellow Texans, Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman, with Strait paying tribute to his openers during his performance, “It's so good to be here with Catie Offerman and Parker McCollum - let's have another big round of applause for those two. And happy birthday Parker, my gosh, what a day, what a place to spend your birthday, right?”

Excitingly, as well as serenading the packed-out crowd with signature hits spanning his lengthy career, such as ‘Check Yes or No’, ‘Run’, ‘The Fireman’, ‘Ocean Front Property’, ‘The Chair’ and ‘Troubadour’, George Strait also treated ticket-holders to some brand new tracks from his forthcoming album, Cowboys and Dreamers.

George Strait performed the lead single from the project, the sun-soaked ‘MIA Down in MIA’, in addition to unreleased tracks, ‘Three Drinks Behind’ and ‘To The Moon’.

Strait commanded the stage with the gravitas of someone who's been at the pinnacle of the genre for decades now, with the country legend tipping his Stetson to his forefathers by incorporating some stellar covers into his setlist, including Waylon Jennings’ ‘Waymore's Blues’, Merle Haggard's ‘Are the Good Times Really Over (I Wish a Buck Was Still Silver)’ and Townes Van Zandt's ’Pancho & Lefty’.

George Strait's eagerly awaited new album, Cowboys and Dreamers - his first full-length record since 2019's Honky Tonk Time Machine - will arrive on September 6th, 2024.

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Written by Maxim Mower
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