George Strait Breaks US Concert Attendance Record With Kyle Field Show

George Strait has broken a record for concert attendance in the United States with his latest show. The King of Country Music headlined a show at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field, setting a new record for the largest single ticketed concert event in the history of the United States, with an astounding 110,905 tickets sold. Strait was joined by openers Parker McCollum and Catie Offerman, both Texas natives, for the record-breaking event.

The news comes as Strait is getting ready to release his 31st studio album, Cowboys and Dreamers, out on September 6.

“We got a lot of songs to play for y’all today, tonight,” Strait said at the beginning of his set. “What a beautiful night, too, right? We got some new stuff that we’re gonna do also, we got a new album … out in September called Cowboys And Dreamers, so we got some stuff from that we’re gonna play from that for you also and we got a really special thing we’re gonna do for you.”

The special thing was Retired Lt. General Leroy Sisco, presenting his 118th home to hero, Sgt. Tiffany Baker, via Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Homes 4 Wounded Heroes Program, which Strait was been an avid supporter of. Through his ongoing front-row ticket raffle fundraiser that benefits the Jenifer Strait Foundation, at each of his last 17 shows, Strait has signed and donated “the shirt off his back,” raising more than $1,100,000.

Strait released the first song, “MIA Down in MIA,” from Cowboys and Dreamers in May. He just released a second song, “The Little Things,” which he wrote with his son, Bubba Strait, and Monty Criswell.

Listen to “The Little Things” here.

When announcing Cowboys and Dreamers, the 72-year-old said he was dedicating the record to three people close to him, who have recently passed away.

“I’m dedicating this record to my longtime manager and friend  Erv Woolsey and my longtime fiddle player and friend Gene Elders (a player on four of these tracks), who we lost on the same day, March 20, 2024, as well as my longtime friend and road manager Tom Foote, who we lost on April 29, 2024,”  Strait said at the time. “I will never forget all of the good times we had together. May they rest in peace with our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Cowboys and Dreamers also includes a collaboration with Chris Stapleton, on “Honky Tonk Hall of Fame.” See a track list for Cowboys and Dreamers below. Pre-order the project here. Find all of Strait’s upcoming shows, including stadium dates with Stapleton and Little Big Town this summer, at

Cowboys and Dreamers Track List:

1. Three Drinks Behind (Benjamin Gaither, Jeff Silvey and Kim Williams)
2. Cowboys And Dreamers (Jessie Jo Dillon, Keith Gattis and Bubba Strait)
3. To The Moon (Marty Brown and Steve Clark)
4. MIA Down in MIA (Adam Craig and Dean Dillon)
5. Wish I Could Say (Keith Gattis)
6. Calling From The Car (Bobby Braddock)
7. People Get Hurt Sometimes (Jim Lauderdale, Kendell Marvel and Jimmy Ritchey)
8. Honky Tonk Hall Of Fame ft. Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton, Jameson Clark and Timothy James)
9. The Little Things (George Strait, Monty Criswell and Bubba Strait)
10. The Book (George Strait, Dean Dillon, Jessie Jo Dillon and Bubba Strait)
11. Rent (Guy Clark and Keith Gattis)
12. Waymore’s Blues (Curtis Buck and Waylon Jennings)
13. The Journey Of Your Life (Ronnie Bowman and Troy Jones)