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George Strait Named Texas' State Musician For 2017

05-18-2017
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George Strait

Country music icon George Strait is receiving a home state honor as the Texas State Legislature will officially appoint as 2017's State Musician today, May 18th, in Austin, Texas.

"It's a great honor for me to be selected as Texas State Musician of 2017 and join this very prestigious list of other honorees," proclaimed Strait. "I'm a very proud Texan and love to sing the praises of our great state every chance I get. Thank you very, very much."

Selections for the honor are made every two years. Among the talented artists given this accolade include Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons.

The general public nominates candidates for the honor, and then recipients are selected from those nominees by the Texas Commission on the Arts through several committee processes.

Fans can see Strait live during his 2 Nights of Number 1's live shows at Las Vegas' T-Mobile Arena:
Friday, July 28, 2017
Saturday, July 29, 2017
Friday, Sept. 1, 2017
Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017
Friday, Dec. 8, 2017
Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017

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