The King of Country Music performed at RodeoHouston in March 2019 with some help from someone very special to him.
George Strait performed a 32-song set of his hits, some of his favorite covers, and new music off his upcoming album Honky Tonk Time Machine (out March 29), including “Every Little Honky Tonk Bar,” “The Weight of the Badge,” “Codigo,” and “God and Country Music.”
George and his Ace In The Hole Band cut their teeth playing at the Broken Spoke, on any given night at the Texas honky…
He actually set a record at RodeoHouston, breaking the one he set back in 2013 of 80,020 tickets sold. This year, he played to a massive 80,108-person audience!
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RodeoHouston was Strait’s first big gig since releasing all this new music, so when it came time to perform “God and Country Music,” a song that is about two things “still worth savin’,” he knew he had to bring his special duet partner who sings on “God And Country Music” with him – his 7-year-old grandson Harvey!
“This is my grandson,” he said introducing Harvey to the record-breaking crowd.
Strait began singing the ballad, while Harvey stood next to him holding the microphone up to his mouth ready to sing. Every so often, Strait would adoringly look to his right at Harvey during a musical break.
While Harvey only sings a few lyrics, the entire performance is worth the watch because of how good the song is. Harvey sings part of the chorus with his Grandpa at the very end, even getting to sing the last “God” of “God and Country Music” by himself.
The performance got a roaring round of applause, and Harvey definitely had something to do with that. Like a pro, Harvey waved to the crowd as he walked off the stage garnering a huge “Awww” from the crowd.
But before he did, he gave his grandpa a huge hug that will definitely put a smile on your face.
Watch Strait sing with his grandson in front of 80,000+ people below!