George Strait Named Texan Of The Year For 2018

George Strait was awarded with Texan of the Year for 2018. He accepted the plaque on Friday, March 23. See what he had to say.

By Admin on March 27, 2018
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George Strait is officially the “Texan of the Year” for 2018. Anyone surprised?

George received the plaque from the Texas Legislative Conference on Friday, Mar. 23. Both his music career and his Hurricane Harvey relief efforts contributed to the decision. George organized the Texas branch of the Hand in Hand benefit concert which helped with hurricane relief. The concert raised over $22 million, reports Taste of Country.

George wrote in a statement:

“Texas is a big place filled with amazingly talented, smart people. Last year was a tough one for our great state. We’re still continuing to recover and with the help of the many loyal, kindhearted Texans, we will get these communities back on their feet again. It’s never surprising, but always amazing how in times of need, how generous the American people can be. I’ve had a great career and always been supported by the people here in Texas. This great honor is the tip top of my list.”

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