George Strait Breaks US Concert Attendance Record

17 June 2024 | 6:48 pm | Ellie Robinson

He drew in an absolutely WILD 110,905 punters to his recent show in Texas.

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Taylor Swift, eat your goddamn heart out – George Strait has broken the record for the most attendees drawn out to a single ticketed concert in the US, reaffirming his status as the king of country music.

This past Saturday (June 15), Strait took to the stage at the Kyle Field football stadium on the campus of Texas A&M University. Hailing from Texas himself, it’s not surprising he was able to draw an impressive crowd – but not only did he fully pack it out, he did so by selling an absolutely wild 110,905 tickets.

The historic show broke a record previously held by the Grateful Dead, who on the night of September 3, 1977, played to 107,019 fans at Raceway Park in New Jersey. It also came just over ten years after Strait himself set the record for the largest ticketed concert crowd in Texas – on June 7, 2014, he made history by playing for 104,793 punters at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

With support from Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman, Strait performed at Kyle Field to promote his upcoming 31st studio album, Cowboys And Dreamers. The follow-up to 2019’s Honky Tonk Time Machine is due out on September 6 via MCA Nashville, and has thus far been previewed with the singles MIA Down In MIA and The Little Things.

Meanwhile, last July saw Strait’s signature Código 1530 tequila make its debut on Australian shelves.

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