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San Antonio Rodeo 'Saddles' 1.5M Guests

SAN ANTONIO, TX (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The 63rd annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo was one for the record books, with 1,510,456 patrons passing through the gates from February 9-26, 2012.

On Saturday, February 11, 2012, Keith Urban broke the Stock Show & Rodeo attendance record for sales of his evening performance – a record set in 2009 by Taylor Swift. Just six days later, Lady Antebellum's fourth consecutive San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo appearance broke Urban's new record, only to be surpassed another six days later by Alan Jackson's 16th appearance.

All together, nearly 320,000 rodeo and music fans filled the stands throughout the 21 performances of the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. Visitors were treated to the 7-time consecutive PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year, followed by a concert from one of a variety of entertainers.

In 2011, the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo committed over $9 million to education. This amount represents scholarships, grants, endowments, junior livestock auctions, Calf Scramble program, and show premiums paid to youth in the state of Texas. To date the Organization has committed $113 million to education.

The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is a volunteer organization that emphasizes agriculture and education to develop the youth of Texas. The 64th annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is scheduled for February 7-24, 2013.

–Crystal Lynn Huntoon