George Strait

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George Strait Named Texan of the Year

March 24, 2018

The king of Country music was honored on Friday Night as Texan of the Year.

George Strait was presented as Texan of the Year at the annual Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels for his efforts in helping with hurricane relief.

In Straits acceptance speech he thanked his home state of all the support and puts the honor at the top of the list. "I've had a career that I never could have dreamed of in a million years. I've gotten to do and experience many incredible things that I'll never forget because of it. “I've been supported by my great home state of Texas throughout it all. This honor today, my good friends, is tip top of that list.”

Strait put a concert together last year that was nationally broadcasted, and helped raise millions of dollars for hurricane relief. The concert was held at San Antonio's Majestic Theater and featured Chris Stapleton and Miranda Lambert.