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George Strait Sells 77,000 Tickets in Two Minutes for March 17 Date in Houston

MCA NashvilleGeorge Strait sold more than 77,000 tickets in two minutes when tickets went on sale for his March 17 show at Houston's Reliant Stadium. The concert is part of George's final trek, The Cowboy Rides Away tour, and also the closing night of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.

The Rodeo's vice president, Leroy Shafer, tells Billboard, "I have been involved with marketing rodeo and concerts here since 1973 and this is the hottest show we have put on sale in those 40 years. This is going to shatter all Reliant Stadium attendance records."

The March 17 show will mark George's 29th appearance at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. The Cowboy Rides Away tour continues Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah, with special guest Martina McBride opening all dates.

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