Newsflash: Being The King of country music pays pretty damn well.
George Strait’s net worth comes in at a staggering $300 million, according to Money Inc., making him one of the richest country singers in the business.
Of course, he has 60 #1 singles to his name (the most by any country artist), a spot in the Country Music Hall of Fame, was the CMA Entertainer most recently in 2013, and in 2016, he launched his own tequila brand, Código.
In terms of touring (the lifeblood for country musicians), in 2020, he became one of just 16 artists in history to surpass a milestone 10 million career tickets sold in his career, which is just mind blowing.
His Las Vegas residency, Strait To Vegas, accounted for 500,000 tickets, grossing nearly $68 million since launching in 2016.
He’s sold over 68 million records in the United States, and even earned a Grammy Award for his album Troubadour in 2008.
Of course, we can’t forget about his starring role as Dusty in the feature film Pure Country, which also delivered a kickass soundtrack and his best-selling album of the same name, including #1 singles like “I Cross My Heart” and “Heartland”.
Coming from small town Poteet, Texas, George has managed to carve out an incredible career for himself through the decades… and earned every penny of it.
George Strait Nearly Breaks His Own RodeoHouston Attendance Record
Looks like King George brought the house down at RodeoHouston.
The country legend drew a crowd of 79,452 fans, almost topping his 2019 appearance, where he set an NRG Stadium record of 80,108 fans.
For this year’s show, he played an astounding 29 songs over a course of two-plus hours, according to Houston Culture Map.
Although he drew nearly an identical crowd at his 2019 show, which featured Texas country legends Robert Earn Keen and Lyle Lovett, he decided to bring in a young face to join him on stage this year as an opener, and it was Ashley McBryde.
She performed her hits like “Martha Devine,” “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega,” “Voodoo Doll,” “Whiskey + Country Music,” as well as a kickass rendition of the Allman Brothers’ “Midnight Rider.”
After a 20 minute intermission, it was time for Strait to hit the stage.
He strutted on stage reppin’ a red and white plaid dress shirt, a black cowboy hat, blue jeans, and brown cowboy boots.
He kicked things off with his Pure Country movie hit song, “Heartland,” and the crowd was on their feet, roaring.
Needless to say, it was quite the memorable night for the man.