George Strait Breaks Record for Largest U.S. Concert

Photo from George Strait’s Instagram

George Strait Breaks Record for Largest U.S. Concert

By Movieguide® Contributor

Country music legend George Strait has broken the record for the largest concert in the United States, ever.

On June 15 at Texas A&M University, the “Love Without End, Amen” singer performed for a crowd of 110,905 fans in the school’s Kyle Field. This crowd was the largest in the US since 1977 when the Grateful Dead drew 107,019 attendees at Raceway Park in New Jersey.

“What’s going on everybody? We got some Aggies out there? Oh yeah! I’m ashamed to say this, but this is my first time to ever be in Kyle Field…Just invite me back, I’ll come!” he opened the concert.

He shared some pictures of the massive crowd on his Instagram.

Known as the ‘King of Country Music,” Strait’s legendary career spans over three decades and has earned him numerous accolades.

His awards include “60 No. 1 singles, more than any other artist in any genre; and boasts 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, more than any country artist and third across all genres behind only The Beatles and Elvis Presley,” his website reads. “Strait is the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades and has sold more than 70 million albums and earned more than 60 major entertainment industry awards.”

He’s still releasing music. His new album titled “Cowboys And Dreamers” will release on Sept. 6, his 31st record for MCA Nashville.

In an Instagram post, he announced, “The new album #CowboysAndDreamers will be available 9/6! Pre-save and pre-order wherever you get your music. The first track released from the album, ‘MIA Down In MIA,’ is out now!!”

Fans commented with excitement.

“This brings so much joy!! I’ve missed being excited for new country music!! Thank you King George!! 🤠❤️” one user said. “Very very beautiful song…but it’s not a surprise…you’re the best ❤️” another person commented.

Strait has been singing country music since the ’70s when he was serving in the army. “While stationed in Hawaii, Strait found his true calling: country music. In 1973, he auditioned for and won the role of singer in a country band on base,” Country Music Hall of Fame reported. He later began playing in clubs, until he was discovered by Erv Woolsey in 1981 and signed with MCA. The rest is history.

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