George Strait Named 2018 Texan of the Year

George Strait has been named the 2018 Texan of the Year for his efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey victims. To date, Strait’s charity initiatives have raised more than $50 million to support those affected by the storm. The Texas Legislative Conference will present the award to Strait during a reception on March 22 in New... Read more »

PHOTOS: Jason Aldean, George Strait and More Raise Funds at Country Rising Benefit

Sunday’s (Nov. 12) Country Rising benefit in Nashville showed that philanthropy is the heart of the country music community. The sold-out concert at the Bridgestone Arena featured live performances by Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Jon Pardi, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Keith Urban. Aldean... Read more »

Hand In Hand Telethon Raises Jaw-Dropping Amount for Hurricane Victims [Video] – Country Fancast

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Hand In Hand Telethon Raises Jaw-Dropping Amount for Hurricane Victims [Video]
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The telethon went live from Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York with country music icon George Strait and his friends performing the heartfelt finale live from San Antonio, Texas. Watch King George take the stage ... Also involved in the fundraising ...
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George Strait Confirms Performers for Hurricane Harvey Relief Benefit

The artists for George Strait‘s Hurricane Harvey relief benefit concert on Sept. 12 at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre are confirmed. And all his exes in Texas are invited to the show as long as they have tickets, which will be available through Ticketmaster Wednesday (Sept. 6) at 10 a.m. CT. Joining Strait and his Ace... Read more »

Toby Keith, Kris Kristofferson, George Strait and More Salute Jerry Lee Lewis Live

“I wasn’t expecting anything like this … I’d die for you … I will never forget this.” That’s what a visibly moved Jerry Lee Lewis, 81, said onstage at Nashville’s Skyville Live on Thursday (Aug. 24) after performing the night’s finale of “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Going On.” His comments were directed at the show’s... Read more »

George Strait’s Pure Country Coming to Vinyl for First Time

George Strait will celebrate the 25th anniversary of Pure Country soundtrack by releasing the soundtrack album for the first time ever on vinyl. The Sept. 15 arrival of the limited-edition pressing is exactly 25 years after its original release date in 1992. He will emphasize music from the film during his appearances at the T-Mobile... Read more »

George Strait: Things I Never Knew

You can learn a thing or two from a 7,600-word feature story. The brand new New Yorker profile on George Strait — in the July 24 issue — is full of stories and facts about Strait, his legendary career and a few quotes from the man of few words. And here are the parts I... Read more »

George Strait’s Pure Country Finds New Home

Harley Jay has some big boots to fill. George Strait‘s boots, to be exact. Jay is the actor/singer who is going to play the same role that Strait played 25 years ago when the movie Pure Country was released. Strait was Dusty in the movie, and Jay will be Rusty in the musical. So the... Read more »

George Strait, Dolly Parton and Nashville Tapped for ACM Honors

Kelsea Ballerini, Eric Church, Toby Keith, Reba McEntire, Dolly Parton, George Strait and CMT’s Nashville are among the entities being honored with special awards from the Academy of Country Music. The honorees reflect the off-camera winners from the 52nd annual ACM Awards, and they will be recognized for their specific achievements during the 11th annual... Read more »

George Strait and Marcia Ball Named Texas State Musicians

The Texas Commission on the Arts has named George Strait and Austin-based pianist Marcia Ball the Texas State Musicians for 2017 and 2018, respectively. The two, along with the state poet laureates and visual artists, will be honored by the state legislature on Thursday (May 18) at the Capitol in Austin. According to the TCA,... Read more »