George Strait smashed one record that left the music world in disbelief

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George Strait has been the “King of Country Music” for decades.

Now he’s adding another astounding achievement to his legendary career. 

And George Strait smashed one record that left the music world in disbelief. 

George Strait breaks American concert attendance record in Texas

Country music legend George Strait had his first big hit in 1981 with Unwound.

During the course of his career, he’s had a record 44 number-one hits on Billboard’s country chart.

He became the first artist in history to have a song reach the top 10 on a Billboard chart for 30 consecutive years.

Now, the Country Music Hall of Famer added another amazing record to his decorated career.

Strait set the United States record for the largest ticketed attendance for a concert.

There were 110,905 fans in attendance at his show at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

The stadium is the home of the Texas A&M Aggies football and is the sixth-largest stadium in the world.

Strait broke the previous attendance record that was set by The Grateful Dead at their 1977 show at Raceway Park in New Jersey, which drew 107,019 fans.

The concert also broke Kyle Field’s attendance record of 110,633 for a 2014 game between the Texas A&M Aggies and the Ole Miss Rebels. 

Strait marveled at the attendance during the concert.

“I’m scared!” Strait joked with the crowd after he announced the attendance. “That’s amazing. One hundred ten, nine?”

Country music stars Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman opened for him as part of the George Strait: The King at Kyle Field.

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Strait played his hits at the show and debuted two songs from his upcoming album, Cowboys And Dreamers, which is set to be released on September 6.

“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,” Strait told the crowd. “Just invite me back, I’ll come!”

Texas Governor Greg Abbott was one of the fans who attended the show.

“Unbelievable concert by the King, George Strait,” Abbott wrote on X. “Largest packed house for a concern in America. Ever.”

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) took his daughter to the record-setting concert.

“Took my daughter Caroline to see [George Strait] at Kyle Field [Texas A&M] tonight. Great fun. Spectacular concert,” Cruz wrote on X.

Strait held the first concert in the history of Kyle Field, which opened in 1927.

Texas A&M Athletics Director Trev Alberts said the college was looking to put its massive stadium to use outside of football.

“Across all of college athletics, especially in college football, most of the time you’ve got an incredible asset sitting there, empty other than seven Saturdays a fall,” Albert said this spring. “All of us in athletics are trying to think about, how do we activate these spaces?”

“… You have to shift your mindset away from just doing athletic department events in a really iconic space,” Alberts added.

The King of Country Music is now the king of concert attendance.