George Strait breaks NRG Stadium attendance record at Houston Rodeo

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor
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Singer-songwriter George Strait performs onstage for the Country Rising Benefit Concert at Bridgestone Arena on November 12, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Country Rising/Getty Images)

HOUSTON - George Strait along with Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen set an all-time NRG Stadium attendance record during Sunday night's performance. 

Rodeo Houston confirmed 80,108 fans attended the concert and closed out the 2019 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The concert-only performance broke the previous record from 2013, which was also set by Strait and his special guests, Martina McBride and Randy Rogers Band, with 80,020 fans, according to a news release. 

Sunday night's performance marked Strait's 30th performance at the rodeo since 1984.

Rodeo Houston stated that the NRG Stadium record is separate from the Paid Rodeo/Concert attendance records, as this is a concert-only performance with additional floor seats of the stadium.

To learn more information about the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo attendance records, click here.

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