George Strait debuted on the RODEOHOUSTON® stage more than 35 years ago as a new face in country music. He has performed at the Rodeo 30 times since that first appearance in 1983, and has entertained more than 1.7 million RODEOHOUSTON fans. He has been part of the Rodeo through several of its milestone celebrations. He was the last Rodeo performance at the Astrodome, where he set the all-time attendance record. He was the first Rodeo performer to appear in NRG Stadium, and currently holds the building’s all-time attendance record from his concert-only performance in 2019, with special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen. As an integral member of the Rodeo family, George Strait was inducted into the RODEOHOUSTON Star Trail of Fame in 1996 and is the only platinum honoree. The award was rededicated in 2013, the same year the Rodeo created the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo George Strait Scholarship, honoring our partnership and friendship with the “King of Country Music.”
George Strait is truly an icon, with 33 platinum or multi-platinum albums, the most in all of country music, and 60 No. 1 singles, the most of any artist of any music genre in history. He is also a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, won a GRAMMY® for Best Country Album with “Troubadour” and holds more than 60 music and entertainment industry awards. The “King of Country Music” is set for his 31st performance at the Rodeo during a special, concert-only event Sunday, March 20, 2022, to help celebrate the 90th anniversary of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™.
With Special Guest ASHLEY MCBRYDE
Country Music Singer-Songwriter Ashley McBryde as George Strait’s Special Guest Arkansas-native and 2019 ACM New Female Artist and CMA New Artist of the Year Ashley McBryde will make her RODEOHOUSTON debut, as special guest for Strait. Praised as “one of country’s sharpest truth-tellers” by Rolling Stone, the four-time GRAMMY® nominee is the only artist to have been nominated for Country Album of the Year by the ACM, the CMA and the Recording Academy in the same award season.