The King of Country returns to Downtown Las Vegas at the T-Mobile Arena on August 23 & 24, 2019 with special guest Ashley McBryde. Known as the “King of Country”, Texas-born George Strait is one of the most influential country artists of all time. When pop country was on the rise in the 1980s, Strait brought country back to its roots with his cowboy digs and neo-traditionalist country style.
Since his musical career beginnings in the 1970s, George Strait has proven his talents and timeless impact on the country music community. His first single “Unwound” became a hit in 1981, kicking off his string of successes in the 80s. During this decade, Strait saw seven of his albums land in the number 1 slot for country charts. His chart topping didn’t stop in the 1980s, though. Throughout his career, George Strait has had more number-one hits than any other artist regardless of genre with just over 60 number-one songs in country charts.
Strait was named “Artist of the Decade” by the Academy of Country Music in the 2000s, proving his impact on his music community. During this time, he was also elected into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006 and won his first Grammy in 2009. George Strait has earned many other awards and honors, including the Country Music Awards “Entertainer of the Year” in 1989, 1990, and 2003 and the Academy of Country Music “Entertainer of the Year” in 1990 and 2014.
With 13 multi-platinum, 33 platinum, and 38 gold albums under his belt and over 100 million records sold worldwide, George Strait is not only a legend in country music, he’s one of the top music artists of all-time. Be sure to catch a bit of his musical genius at the George Strait concert in Las Vegas – it’s sure to be a night filled with unforgettable music and timeless memories.
The George Strait concert promptly begins at 8:00PM at the T-Mobile Arena on August 23 and 24.