It’s true that George Strait has retired from the “make a record-go on tour” circuit. However, the King of Country Music still plays concerts now and then, and now he’s picked a big historic occasion for an upcoming gig.
King George will headline the 90th anniversary of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo marking his 31st appearance at the event. The event is slated for March 20, 2022.
“What better way to celebrate the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s 90th anniversary than with a special, concert-only performance by the ’King of Country’ music himself,” said Rodeo president and CEO Chris Boleman. “After a couple of particularly challenging years, our thousands of dedicated volunteers simply can’t wait to welcome everyone back to the Rodeo grounds for a Texas-sized celebration of Western heritage that will be well worth the wait.”
More than 35 years ago, George Strait debuted at RODEOHOUSTON as a newcomer to the country music scene. Since then, he has become a household name with 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling 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 a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, holds a GRAMMY® for Best Country Album with “Troubadour” and more than 60 music and entertainment industry awards.
NRG Stadium will host Strait’s full-length evening concert on the final night of the 2022 livestock show and rodeo. Although no rodeo performance is scheduled before the concert, all activities on the grounds, including shopping and dining areas, carnival, livestock and horse show competitions, and other exhibits and attractions at NRG Park, will be open to the public on March 20.
Strait’s 2022 performance will mark his 31st performance at the Rodeo, since 1983. In 2019, Strait’s concert-only performance with special guests Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen broke the NRG Stadium attendance record with 80,108 fans. The NRG Stadium record is separate from the Paid Rodeo/Concert attendance records, as this was a concert-only performance with additional seats on the floor of the stadium. To date, Strait has entertained more than 1.7 million RODEOHOUSTON fans.
Tickets for Strait’s performance go on sale on June 24, with a limit of four tickets per person.