Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town Gush Over Opening For 'King George' Strait

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Country stars know when they’re in the presence of greatness .

Chris Stapleton and Little Big Town applauded the King of Country, George Strait , when they opened for him in a powerhouse show in Minneapolis over the weekend.

The “ You Should Probably Leave ” artist — who took home four CMA Awards last week — tipped his hat to the country legend, noting his appreciation in the caption to a photo shared on social media: “Always love getting to play with King George.” Country quartet Little Big Town gushed: “Well, this happened this weekend in Minneapolis with 60K @georgestrait fans. All hail King George.” Minnesota-based country singer Caitlyn Smith captioned an Instagram post Monday morning (November 15): “Just a little recap video from my hometown show @usbankstadium this weekend - opening for THE KING, @georgestrait . Will be reliving this moment for a while… ✨🎶✨”

Strait’s concert marked the second-largest crowd to lay U.S. Bank Stadium, second only to Garth Brooks , the Pioneer Press noted. The Press points out, however, that Brooks performed on an in-the-round stage, so he was able to sell tickets around the entire stadium. Still, the King of Country’s fans — including his fellow performers — showed their unwavering support. See their posts below:

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