George Strait Confirms New Album is Coming: “Cowboys and Dreamers”; Plays to 51,132 at NFL Stadium Lucas Oil Stadium

Feature Image Michele Wedel





1st of Only 10 Shows in 2024 Sees Sellout at Lucas Oil Stadium w/ 51,132 Packing Out the Home of Indianapolis Colts



George Strait at Lucas Oil Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 51,132

in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday, May 4, 2024. | Photo Credit: Michele Wedel 


From the moment George Strait stepped on stage at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium Saturday night (May 4, 2024), it was clear he and the Ace in the Hole Band had missed performing for fans. “It’s so good to be back…man, it’s been six months, and that’s too long,” Strait said in greeting the sold-out crowd of 51,132 before teasing what was in store over the next two hours. 
“We got some new stuff, too, I’m gonna throw in throughout the night, because I broke down and did another record, and I’m gonna play a few of those for you tonight,” Strait shared two songs in, playing the first-of-three, “Three Drinks Behind,” from his forthcoming album while also revealing the new studio album will be titled Cowboys and Dreamers.
It was a night of connection for all the cowboys and dreamers in the crowd, too. During “Check Yes or No” a couple got engaged while surrounding fans captured the moment, sharing in their celebration. And before “How ‘Bout Them Cowgirls,” Strait remarked, “I always like seeing some cowboys in the crowd because that means cowgirls are nearby.” Pausing briefly after to share that the next song was written by his longtime manager, Erv Woolsey, a cowboy himself who recently passed, Strait shared, “I miss you, Erv.”
“We always like to do songs from our old heroes that have passed on and finally got this one down (recorded) and gonna do it now live, this is ‘Waymore’s Blues,’” he offered halfway through his 32-song set.
Stapleton joined the Texan mid stride on “Pancho and Lefty,” staying onstage for “You Don’t Know What You’re Missing,” an album cut he penned for Strait’s Love Is Everything, and revealing their first-ever collaboration, “Honky Tonk Hall of Fame,” on Strait’s forthcoming album. 
Retired Lt. General Leroy Sisco introduced Retired US Army Private Issac Boshi in a poignant moment on stage presenting a new home to the hero noting it was his 113th home presentation with Strait via Military Warriors Support Foundation’s Homes 4 Wounded Heroes Program
Saturday was Strait’s first show back after devastating losses to his touring family including his longtime manager, Woolsey, Ace in the Hole member Gene Elders and tour manager, Tom Foote, Strait took the opportunity to acknowledge their absence throughout the evening. “The last couple of months have been a tough time… music makes it all better. Thank you for coming out – we’ve had a great time tonight. This one is for Erv, and Gene and Tom,” before concluding with a six-song encore. 

Strait’s 2024 Concert Calendar:
5/4  Lucas Oil Stadium  Indianapolis, IN
5/11 EverBank Stadium  Jacksonville, FL
5/25 Jack Trice Stadium  Ames, IA
6/1  Bank of America Stadium  Charlotte, NC
6/8  MetLife Stadium  East Rutherford, NJ
6/15 Kyle Field  College Station, TX
6/29 Rice-Eccles Stadium  Salt Lake City, UT
7/13 Ford Field   Detroit, MI
7/20 Soldier Field   Chicago, IL
12/7 Allegiant Stadium  Las Vegas, NV


For more information and to purchase tickets to all upcoming dates, visit


Retired Lt. General Leroy Sisco, Private Issac Boshi and George Strait on stage on Saturday, May 4, 2024

at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium.  | Photo Credit: Michele Wedel



About George Strait
George Strait is the unambiguous King of Country Music, having sold more than 105 million albums and counting while earning more than 60 major entertainment industry awards as well as countless nominations and becoming the only act in history to have a Top 10 hit every year for over three decades. With 33 different Platinum or multi-Platinum albums, he’s earned the third-most certifications of any artist in any genre, following only The Beatles and Elvis Presley, and with a total of 60, Strait has more No. 1 songs than any other artist in history (including Elvis).
The Texas troubadour released 2019’s best-selling Country album, Honky Tonk Time Machine, on MCA Nashville, produced by Strait and Chuck Ainlay, the album quickly became Strait’s record-extending 27th No. 1 Billboard Country album. Comprised of 12 original titles plus Strait’s version of the Johnny Paycheck classic “Old Violin,” Honky Tonk Time Machine marks an incredible 30th career studio album from the Country Music Hall of Fame member, who earned his 100th entry on the Billboard Country Airplay chart with his single “The Weight of the Badge” from the project. 



George Strait and Chris Stapleton at Lucas Oil Stadium in front of a sold-out crowd of 51,132

in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday, May 4, 2024. | Photo Credit: Andy Barro





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