Strait’s Superstar Finale Sets Concert Attendance Record

George Strait's The Cowboy Rides Away Tour final stop at AT&T Stadium  on June 7, 2014 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images for George Strait)Photo Credit - Getty Images for George Strait

George Strait at AT&T Stadium on June 7. Photo: Cooper Neill/Getty Images for George Strait

George Strait broke the record for most attendees at an indoor concert in North America on Saturday night (June 7). 104,793 fans joined him for the last stop of the Quicken Loans Presents: The Cowboy Rides Away Tour at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. King George welcomed eight superstar guests during the three-hour event, including Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride.

The reigning ACM and CMA Entertainer of the Year performed 40 songs. Asleep at the Wheel opened the evening.

As part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation “Homes 4 Wounded Heroes” program, Strait presented Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry and his wife Ashley with a million dollar home in the Dallas area. Additionally, Strait’s charity auctions have raised $1,325,619 for The Jenifer Strait Foundation.

Adding to the emotional charge of Saturday night was the retirement of the stadium’s GM Bruce Hardy who has also celebrated 30+ years in the industry.

Other records set by Strait during his illustrious career: the most No. 1 singles of any artist in any genre, the only artist to chart a Top 10 hit every year for 30 years, and the most No. 1 albums, Gold albums, and Platinum albums in the history of Country music.

The indoor concert attendance record for North America was initially set by The Rolling Stones in 1981 at The Louisiana Superdome with a capacity of 87,500.

June 7, 2014 Set List:
“Check Yes or No”
“A Fire I Can’t Put Out”
“Lovebug” with Special Guest Vince Gill
“Does Ft. Worth Ever Cross Your Mind” with Special Guest Vince Gill
“River of Love”
“Lead On”
“Fool Hearted Memory” with Special Guest Jason Aldean
“Nobody in His Right Mind Would Have Left Her” with Special Guest Jason Aldean
“Arkansas Dave”
“I Saw God Today”
“Cowboys Like Us” with Special Guest Eric Church
“Easy Come Easy Go” with Special Guest Eric Church
“The King of Breaking Hearts”
“Marina Del Rey”
“Here For A Good Time” with Special Guest Sheryl Crow
“When Did You Stop Loving Me” with Special Guest Sheryl Crow
“I Can Still Make Cheyenne”
“Drinkin’ Man”
“Jackson” with Special Guest Martina McBride
“Golden Ring” with Special Guest Martina McBride
Military Warrior Support Foundation Home Giveaway
“Give It Away”
“I Got A Car”
“A Showman’s Life” with Special Guest Faith Hill
“Let’s Fall To Pieces Together” with Special Guest Faith Hill
“I Believe”
“Blame It On Mexico”
“Amarillo By Morning” with Special Guest Alan Jackson
“Murder On Music Row” with Special Guest Alan Jackson
“The Chair”
“Give It All We Got Tonight”
“How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls” wit Special Guest Miranda Lambert
“Run” with Special Guest Miranda Lambert
“You Look So Good In Love”
“I’ll Always Remember You”
“Ocean Front Property” with Special Guest Kenny Chesney
“The Fireman” with Special Guest Kenny Chesney
“Troubadour”
“Unwound”
Encore (Strait was joined by all special guests):
“All My Ex’s Live In Texas”
“Folsom Prison Blues”
“The Cowboy Rides Away”

Bird's eye view of AT&T Stadium.

Bird’s eye view of AT&T Stadium.

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