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George Strait Makes History With Record-Setting Concert At Kyle Field

The King of Country's performance on the Texas A&M University campus drew more than 110,000 fans.
By Ana Renfroe, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing and Communications June 18, 2024

Fans cheer at a George Strait concert in Kyle Field.
More than 110,000 people attended a George Strait concert at Texas A&M University’s Kyle Field on Saturday, breaking a U.S. record for concert attendance and a Kyle Field attendance record.

Photo by @alivecoverage, courtesy of Messina Touring Group

 

George Strait performs on stage at Kyle Field.
George Strait performs Saturday, June 15, 2024, during a concert at Kyle Field on the Texas A&M University campus. The concert also included performances by Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman.

Photo by @alivecoverage, courtesy of Messina Touring Group

The “King of Country” music George Strait claimed another crown at his Texas A&M University concert over the weekend.

On Saturday, 110,905 fans attended Strait’s “The King at Kyle Field” concert, breaking the attendance record for a ticketed concert. Strait took center stage alongside Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman. In March, the performance was announced as Strait’s only Texas performance in 2024.

The previous record was held by the Grateful Dead from a 1977 performance in New Jersey for 107,019 fans, according to Billboard. Strait’s performance on Saturday also broke a previous record for the most attended event in Kyle Field.

“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!” Strait said Saturday. 

At the show, Strait debuted “MIA in MIA” and “The Little Things,” two songs from his upcoming album “Cowboys and Dreamers,” set to release in September. 

The Country Music Hall of Fame honoree has sold more than 105 million records worldwide. Strait is currently touring the U.S. with Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town until December, with stadium performances scheduled for Salt Lake City, Detroit, Chicago and Las Vegas.

 

Media contact: tamunews@tamu.edu

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