- Facebook, George Strait
On Monday, the Texas Legislative Conference (a nonpartisan organization of Texas business and political leaders who meet annually in New Braunfels to focus on public policy issues) named The King of Country - George Strait, Texan of the year for his fundraising efforts for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Back in September the country superstar headlined a Hurricane Harvey benefit at the Majestic Theatre (along with Miranda Lambert and Robert Earl Keen) which raised over $10 million. A portion of the concert was used as the finale for the “Hand in Hand” telethon, which aired on multiple networks and raised more than $55 million for those affected by the hurricane.
So it seems like the distinction is more than well-deserved.
On Thursday, March 22, the country superstar will be presented with the award at the New Braunfels Civic Center, joining presidents and political figures who have previously received the award.