The King is Back

King of country George Strait returns to RodeoHouston in 2019

King of country George Strait returns to RodeoHouston in 2019

RodeoHouston,George Strait concert, March 2013
George Strait is coming back to RodeoHouston. Photo by © Michelle Watson/

Call The Fireman. Have a seat in The Chair. Head to Amarillo by Morning. The king of country music is coming back to Houston.

George Strait will close next year's RodeoHouston with his only Texas performance of 2019, organizers announced May 15. The country music legend will headline a special, concert-only performance on March 17, 2019. Opening acts will be announced at a later date. 

“We are extremely excited to welcome George Strait back to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo,” said Joel Cowley, rodeo president and CEO. “George has a long history with the rodeo, first taking the stage back in 1983. He’s been with us through many of our major milestones during the past three decades, has entertained more than 1.5 million RodeoHouston fans and is the only platinum honoree on our Star Trail of Fame.”

Strait last performed at the rodeo in 2013. The 80,020 fans who attended that performance set an NRG Stadium record. By comparison, Garth Brooks drew 75,777 at this year's closing performance

The rest of the rodeo's lineup for 2019 will be announced in early January, at which time tickets for all performances, including Strait's, will go on sale. A limited number of season tickets will be available in August.