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George Strait RodeoHouston 2019
Strait's RodeoHouston appearance was one of the most anticipated shows of the year.  Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
George Strait RodeoHouston 2019
He went Strait to his No. 1 hit, "Write This Down."  Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
George Strait RodeoHouston 2019
A record 80,108 packed NRG Stadium for the show. Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
Lyle Lovett Robert Earl Keen RodeoHouston 2019
Houston-raised superstars Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen were formidable openers.  Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
Lyle Lovett RodeoHouston 2019
The natty Lovett crooned his favorites such as "Church." Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
Robert Earl Keen RodeoHouston 2019
Keen was keen on "Shades of Grey." Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
Lyle Lovett Robert Earl Keen RodeoHouston 2019
Lovett and Keen traded songs for an hour-long set. Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
George Strait RodeoHouston 2019
The crowd loved "Amarillo By Morning," which Strait called his "most favorite song, ever." Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
George Strait RodeoHouston 2019
Strait even managed to cover Tom Petty.  Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston
George Strait RodeoHouston 2019
The NRG crowd stayed for the entire two-hour show, which even featured a debut by Strait's son.  Photo courtesy of RodeoHouston