Paisley breaks record in Houston
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
– Brad Paisley set a Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo record by attracting 73,825 paid attendees to his Saturday night concert.
The feat makes Paisley the top country draw and places him third in the event's history. Paisley broke his own attendance record, set last year with 72,977 attending. Go Tejano Day concerts in 2010 (74,222 attending) and 2009 (74,147 attending)were the first and second best selling concerts ever. Miranda Lambert followed with an attendance record of 73,811 on March 16.
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