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article imageGeorge Strait breaks North America indoor concert record

By Markos Papadatos     Jun 8, 2014 in Music
Arlington - George Strait is the reigning ACM and CMA "Entertainer of the Year." He played his final tour stop on his "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour on June 7 in Arlington, Texas.
He was joined by such artists as Jason Aldean, Kenny Chesney, Eric Church, Sheryl Crow, Vince Gill, Alan Jackson, Miranda Lambert and Martina McBride. He played a three-hour concert set for 104,793 fans, with an impressive 40-song set-list, which included 20 of his 60 No. 1 singles.
The previous record was set by The Rolling Stones at The Louisiana Superdome in 1981, where they played for 87,500 fans.
Dubbed as "The King of Country Music," Strait holds the record for the most No. 1 singles of any artist in any genre and is 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.
Amidst the hits that he played, Strait took some time for a special moment, where he presented a home as part of the Military Warriors Support Foundation's (MWSF) "Homes 4 Wounded Heroes" (H4WH). It was a presented to Sergeant First Class Leroy Arthur Petry, a medal of honor recipient, and his wife, Ashley, both of which were recognized as the 51st recipients from the tour and received a million dollar home in the Dallas, Texas, area.
For more information on Military Warriors Support Foundation, visit their homepage.
To learn more about country crooner George Strait, visit his official website.
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