George Strait to perform at 2022 Houston Rodeo
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo officials announced Tuesday the Rodeo’s 90th anniversary celebration, scheduled for 21 days Monday, Feb. 28 through Sunday, March 20, will include an extra day and a concert-only performance by country music icon George Strait.
$1.7M for George Strait, six-figure bonuses: Months later, a lawsuit forced Texas to release details on inaugural spending
The result is the most detailed and complete account of inaugural spending in decades. Few records document inaugural committee spending in the state, and those that exist are inconsistent about how expenditures are categorized year to year. Instead, the inaugural committee spent nearly twice that — 19% — on fundraising last year. Five days after that, a process server tried to deliver the lawsuit to Bugg, the chair of the inaugural committee. Aleshire said there’s no reason why the Texas Inaugural Committee should be walled off from scrutiny.
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Houston trades parade for food giveaway this Thanksgiving Money for the parade was used to give out free Thanksgiving meals to Houstonians. These 5 Texas companies got slapped with the biggest safety fines One employee was trapped inside a kiln and died when the machine was fired up. 9 legendary Houston businesses we’ll miss These are the iconic and supremely Houston operations we’ll miss the most.chron.com
Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart to join Country Hall of Fame
FILE - Hank Williams, Jr. performs in concert at The BB&T Pavilion in Camden, N.J. on Aug. 19, 2017. Williams, along with Dean Dillon and Marty Stuart, will be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. (Photo by Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP, File)NASHVILLE, Tenn. Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and songwriter Dean Dillon are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame. Announced by the Country Music Association on Wednesday, Williams will join his father, country legend Hank Williams Sr., in the Hall of Fame's rotunda. He also wrote timeless classics like Tennessee Whiskey," which has been covered by David Allan Coe, George Jones and Chris Stapleton.
’Write This Down’: Greg Abbott and George Strait team up for the most Texan PSA about washing your hands
Greg Abbott and Texas country icon George Strait teamed up to create a coronavirus public service announcement with Texans in mind. The 38-second video, which was posted on Abbott’s YouTube page, shows Strait talking about safe practices we can all do to help contain the spread of the virus. “We all know that being Texan means being friendly,” Strait said. “Wash your hands regularly, wear a face mask, and stay six feet apart from others in public,” Strait said. “Let’s show the world what it means to be Texan by staying safe and staying friendly.”Watch the full video below:
Streaming Concert Watch 4/29: Ryan Bingham and More
Another week has come and gone without live music, and I mourn with the rest of you. George or no, Cody Johnson's seven studio albums have garnered him quite the reputation in the country music scene. Ryan Bingham7 p.m. CST - May 2Ryan Bingham plays grief-stricken country. Kam Franklin8 p.m. CST - May 2The Suffers are well-known for being a literal big band. You can watch her weekly live stream this Saturday on Facebook and Instagram.houstonpress.com
Photos go inside 'over-the-top' showcase at George Strait's former Dominion home
SAN ANTONIO - Luxury cars and a dinner curated by George Strait were among the highlights of a showcase at the country star's former mansion in the Dominion. Kuper Sotheby's International Realty hosted the "over-the-top" event Saturday evening to showcase the home currently listed at $8.9 million. RELATED: How $1 million San Antonio home compares across USA DJ and a local artist were also on hand at the event. See photos of the event below:Guests also included homeowners in Bexar and Kendall counties with properties worth more than $2 million, according to a news release. It was designed by renowned Arizona architect Bill Tull, who relocated to San Antonio for two years during the construction, its listing states.
George Strait's Hill Country resort open again
BOERNE, Texas -- It's certainly not oceanfront property, but country music legend George Strait hopes his refurbished resort in the Texas Hill Country will still leave visitors with a smile.The 220-acre Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort, about 230 miles west of downtown Houston, reopened October 1, following a nearly two-year, multimillion dollar renovation. Highlights of the project include a new clubhouse and a refresh of the 111 guestrooms.Strait, who lives near Boerne, co-owns the property with longtime friend and real estate developer Tom Cusick, as well as two corporate partners. Strait and Cusick bought the resort in 2011 after it went into foreclosure.For more on this story, visit our partners atabc13.com
Houston Concert Watch 8/7: Mac Sabbath and More
Fortunately, Houston boasts plenty of indoor music venues with central A/C, and our list of the best concerts in town this week is chock full of 'em. Pick of the Week:Related Stories Mac Sabbath's Fast Food PhilosophyMac SabbathScout Bar 08.10Formed in 2014 in - where else - Los Angeles, California, Mac Sabbath is a heavy metal outfit with an affinity for parodies. Front man Ronald Osbourne and the rest of the McDonalds-themed, Black Sabbath cover band faithfully perform beloved classics with updated, tongue-in-cheek lyrics, which are arguably even more unnerving than the originals. A few months later, Black announced Still Killin' Time, which will be the singer-songwriter's 13th studio record. George or no, Cody Johnson's seven studio albums have garnered him quite the reputation in the country music scene.houstonpress.com
From Astros Kid's Day to a Margarita Crawl, here are 7 things you can do in Houston this weekend
HOUSTON - Looking to add some fun to your Fourth of July weekend? Performer Derek Spence has performed with the likes of Shania Twain, Kenny Rogers and Restless Heart among others. About 15 minutes after the game, kids will be allowed on the field to run the bases. Houston Margarita CrawlWhen: Saturday from 2 to 8 p.m.What: For early bird general admission tickets for $20, the crawl will take guests to over five venues along with entry to an after party. The event is rain or shine and tickets will go up to $35 if purchased on the day of the crawl.