Texas Legislature Names George Strait State Musician

Some things the Texas legislators can easily agree on – they took the Texas Commission on the Arts suggestion that King George be named the 2017 Texas State Musician. He was honored as
such in Austin yesterday, which also happened to be his 65th birthday – how ‘bout that!

George follows in the footsteps of guys like Joe Ely, Jimmie Vaughn, Flaco Jimenez, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, ZZ Top, Billy Joe Shaver and Ray Benson, etc, etc. Also picked was 2018’s Musician of the year, Marcia Ball.