George Strait Breaks Record For Largest Concert Held In The U.S.

The show was held at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

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George Strait - Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images
George Strait - Photo: Jason Kempin/Getty Images

“What’s going on everybody?” country legend George Strait asked to a record crowd of 110,905 fans gathered at Kyle Field at Texas A&M in College Station on June 15.

The Texas native set an all-time attendance record for a ticketed concert in the United States, previously held by The Grateful Dead who had 107,019 fans in attendance at their 1977 show at Raceway Park in New Jersey.

Strait’s show also set a new record for Texas A&M Kyle Field for a single event (previously recorded on October 11, 2014, at 110,633, for a Texas A&M game against Ole Miss) with 110,905 fans in attendance for George Strait: The King at Kyle Field with special guests, fellow Lone Star natives, Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman.

During the show he asked: “We got some Aggie’s out there? Oh yeah! I’m ashamed to say this, but this is my first time to ever be in Kyle Field… damn! Just invite me back, I’ll come!”

George Strait has set many records in his illustrious career: the most No.1 singles of any artist in any genre, the only artist to chart a Top 10 hit every year for 30 years, and the most No.1 albums, gold albums, and platinum albums in the history of country music including 20 of his massive 60 No.1 hits.

Prior to the show, Strait debuted two new songs, “MIA in MIA” and “The Little Things,” both off his forthcoming album, Cowboys And Dreamers, his 31st album for MCA Nashville, which will be released on September 6.

Written by Adam Craig and Dean Dillion, and produced by Strait with Chuck Ainlay, “MIA Down in MIA” features the Texas native’s Ace in the Hole Band, including longtime fiddle player Gene Elder.

“I’m dedicating this record to my longtime manager and friend Erv Woolsey and my longtime fiddle player and friend Gene Elders (a player on four of these tracks), who we lost on the same day, March 20, 2024, as well as my longtime friend and road manager Tom Foote, who we lost on April 29, 2024,” shares Strait. “I will never forget all of the good times we had together. May they rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.”

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