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George Strait Named Musician of the Year

By: Lauren Hoffman

May 17, 2017

The King of Country Music has received the top honor from the Texas State Legislature. George Strait has been named Texas State Musician of the Year. 

Strait was officially appointed the honor on May 18th as 2017's State Musician in Austin, Texas. Every two years, selections are made for the honor and the general public has the opportunity to nominate candidates. 

The Texas native is now among fellow artists Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons who have also earned the honor throughout the years.

Congratulations, George Strait!