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George Strait breaks US Concert Attendance Record

Written by WHPC Staff

June 17, 2024

George Strait, the “King of Country Music,” is now the “King of Concerts.”

Country singer George Strait just smashed another record in his chart-topping musical career. On Saturday, June 15th, the Texas native played the largest ticketed concert in U.S. history before a crowd of 110,905 fans, according to Billboard. The performance at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field in College Station beat out the previous record held by the band Grateful Dead, which performed infront of 107,019 attendees during a 1977 show at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. Though Strait nabbed the record for the largest ticketed musical performance, there have been bigger crowds at some music festivals and free concerts held in the U.S., such as the 1986 performance by the New York Philharmonic in Central Park that drew an estimated 800,000 people.

Strait has the most No. 1 singles of any artist in any music genre, and he’s the only artist to chart a top 10 hit every year for 30 years. In addition, Strait has achieved the most No. 1 albums in the history of country music, which includes 20 of his 60 No. 1 hits. Strait has 13 multiplatinum and 38 gold albums. His ‘92 “Pure Country” catalog went six times platinum, and his highest certified album is the ’95 classic “Strait Out of the Box.”


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