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.
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: