Of course, what’s the world’s biggest rodeo without George Strait himself?
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.