“King Of Country Music” George Strait Sets Record For Largest Ever Ticketed Concert In America

If you’re a fan of country music, you’ll no doubt have heard of “The King of Country” George Strait, the Texas-born singer-songwriter who pioneered the neotraditional branch of the genre during the 1980s. Alongside his record sales of over 120 million, he holds a number of records within the music industry, including those for the most platinum-certified albums by any artist, the most number ones on the Billboard Country chart, and the most number ones on any chart by an artist from any genre.

In short, Strait has had a pretty successful career. Just a few days ago, meanwhile, he broke yet another record, this time for the largest ever ticketed concert in America for a single act when 104,793 people gathered at Kyle Field stadium in College Station, Texas, to see him perform. The previous record was held by rock band the Grateful Dead (a group famous for their lengthy improvised live jams), who played for 107,019 attendees in 1977 at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.

For those unlucky fans who weren’t able to attend Strait’s record-breaking gig in Texas, thankfully the entire performance has been uploaded to YouTube for anyone to watch. Based on this video alone, the atmosphere that night looked incredible, with fans cheering emphatically and screaming for more between songs, whilst “King George” and his band rolled out bucketloads of hit singles, including ‘Unwound’ (his 1981 debut), ‘All My Ex’s Live In Texas’, ‘Amarillo By Morning’ and ‘Check Yes or No’.

On the other hand, if you don’t want to watch the concert in its entirety, then check out Strait’s social media channels for a minute-long video recap of the gig. Showing the true scale of the enormous stadium in which the singer was playing, the video makes you realize just how many lives this man’s music must have touched, with generations of fans – many dressed up in cowboy hats, chequered shirts and denim – coming together to share their love for this icon of neotraditional country.

As his recent record-breaking concert in Texas has proved, George Strait is referred to as “The King of Country Music” for a reason. His music has clearly touched the lives of fans old and new all over America and beyond, and there’s no doubt he will continue to be remembered as a paragon of country music who put his own distinctive stamp on the genre.

If you’re a fan of country music, you’ll no doubt have heard of “The King of Country” George Strait, the Texas-born singer-songwriter who pioneered the neotraditional branch of the genre during the 1980s. Alongside his record sales of over 120 million, he holds a number of records within the music industry, including those for the most platinum-certified albums by any artist, the most number ones on the Billboard Country chart, and the most number ones on any chart by an artist from any genre.

In short, Strait has had a pretty successful career. Just a few days ago, meanwhile, he broke yet another record, this time for the largest ever ticketed concert in America for a single act when 104,793 people gathered at Kyle Field stadium in College Station, Texas to see him perform. The previous record was held by rock band the Grateful Dead (a group famous for their lengthy improvised live jams), who played for 107,019 attendees in 1977 at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey.

For those unlucky fans who weren’t able to attend Strait’s record-breaking gig in Texas, thankfully the entire performance has been uploaded to YouTube for anyone to watch. Based on this video alone, the atmosphere that night looked incredible, with fans cheering emphatically and screaming for more between songs, whilst “King George” and his band rolled out bucketloads of hit singles, including ‘Unwound’ (his 1981 debut), ‘All My Ex’s Live In Texas’, ‘Amarillo By Morning’ and ‘Check Yes or No’.

If you would like to hear more from this talented artist, you can follow George Strait on Facebook or visit his website for more incredible music.

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