Strait breaks record - his own
Monday, March 18, 2019
– George Strait broke his own record Sunday with a record crowd at NRG Stadium in Houston.
Strait's new record for a concert now is 80,108, besting his previous attendance record set in 2013 of 80,020.
"Write This Down" before covering a setlist spanning his 30 studio albums. When Strait introduced the lead single "Every Little Honky Tonk Bar" from "Honky Tonk Time Machine", his new album due out March 29 on longtime label home MCA Nashville, the crowd sangalong. Strait's grandson, Harvey, joined Strait for a special performance of "God and Country Music."
Strait produced his forthcoming 30th studio album alongside Chuck Ainlay and wrote 8 of the 13 songs including a co-write and feature with Willie Nelson marking the first time the two have collaborated on a song.
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At this stage of his nearly four-decades-long career, George Strait sure knows his sweet spot. Take a look at the cover of his 30th studio album, and it's understood that it's the honky tonks that are part and parcel of the tall Texan. Not to mention the title.
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recording front. This surprise release shows an artist now in his early 60s completely capable of being the leading voice for his brand of country music, which is increasingly rare these days.
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