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Posted: December 04, 2017

George Strait earns 2018 Texan of the Year honor for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

George Strait has been honored as Texan of the Year for 2018.
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George Strait has been honored as Texan of the Year for 2018.

By Maribel Molina, Austin American-Statesman

NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas —

The king of country music will soon have another honor to add to his already impressive resume. The Texas Legislative Conference announced George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year.

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Strait headlined the “Hand in Hand” concert in San Antonio following Hurricane Harvey. The show raised more than $5 million in ticket sales for relief efforts. The “Hand in Hand” campaign included three other benefit concerts and a telethon featuring celebrities that, together, raised more than $44 million.

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In a news release, Conference Chair Doug Miller said, “No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. 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.”

According to its website, the Texas Legislative Conference is a “nonpartisan organization of Texas business and political leaders who meet annually in New Braunfels to focus on public policy issues.”

The New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center will host the reception honoring Strait on March 22. 


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