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Country Music Hall-of-Famer George Strait picked up a new honor last Friday in New Braunfels, Texas. The Texas Legislative Conference named him their 2018 Texan of the Year, particularly for his fundraising efforts in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

“Last year was a tough one for our great state,” Strait said. “We’re still continuing to recover and with the help of the many loyal, kindhearted Texans, we will get these communities back on their feet again.”

“It’s never surprising, but always amazing how in times of need, how generous the American people can be,” George continued, “I’ve had a great career and always been supported by the people here in Texas. This great honor is the tip top of my list.”

King George’s Hand in Hand benefit concert last fall raised more than $22 million for the cause.

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