George Strait Named “Texan of the Year”

George Strait Named “Texan of the Year”

George Strait will add a Texas-sized honor to his résumé on March 22.

The Lone Star State native has been named the “2018 Texan of the Year” by the Texas Legislative Conference.

George will be presented with the award on March 22 at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center. He will be joining an array of prominent past honorees who have won the award, including George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush, T Boone Pickens, Ray Benson, David Robinson and more.

“No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts,” said conference chair Doug Miller. “He put his well-earned reputation on the line and asked not only his fellow Texans to step up, but all Americans. And they have.”

To date, George’s efforts on behalf of Hurricane Harvey victims have raised more than $50 million.

It would hardly be a stretch to consider George the greatest country music artist of all time. He certainly has the numbers: 44 Billboard No. 1 singles (60 across all charts), the most of any artist in any genre of music, and 22 CMA awards, more than any other country entertainer. And few can match The Cowboy, as he’s often referred to, for longevity. He’s been a star practically since his debut in 1981 with “Unwound.” George has been a model of consistency since that time, with 33 platinum albums to prove it.

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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