George Strait named 2018 Texan of the Year

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George Strait (Photo: Associated Press)

According to the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce, the King of Country Music has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year by the Texas Legislative Conference.

George Straight will be presented with the award at the New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center on March 22. He will be joining various past honorees including political leaders and business icons.

"No one has done more than George Strait to raise awareness and funds for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. 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," Conference Chair and former Texas State Representative Doug Miller said.

According to the site, the forum is a "nonpartisan organization of Texas business and political leaders who meet annually in New Braunfels to focus on public policy issues." This year's topics will touch on Hurricane Harvey, March 2018 primary outcomes and the federal tax plan impacts on Texas.

For more information on tickets to the reception, click here.