Harvey relief efforts net George Strait 'Texan of the Year' award

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Country superstar George Strait is being honored with a big award. (KTRK)

Country music legend George Strait has been named 2018's Texan of the Year.

The Texas Legislative Conference says Strait was chosen after he stepped up to help raise more than $50 million for Hurricane Harvey relief.

Former Texas State Rep. Doug Miller, who serves as conference chair, said Strait was an obvious choice.

"No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts," Miller said. 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."

Strait will be honored with an award presentation at the group's annual conference in New Braunfels on March 22.

If you'd like to be there, tickets for the reception can be obtained from the Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce by calling (830) 608-2816.

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