View Full Version : George Strait news! :)

12-22-2002, 01:44 AM
Hey, I just got this update from AOL.com

Cowboy Hall of Fame to Induct Strait

Dec 21 2002 3:52PM

SAN ANTONIO (AP) - George Strait is known more for singing than roping skills, but he will be inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame on Jan. 10 in Fort Worth. Strait, 50, is to be honored for starting the George Strait Team Roping Classic, which handed out nearly $300,000 in cash and prizes at the 20th annual competition this year in San Antonio, and for elevating the image of the cowboy around the world through his music.

``We are expanding the hall of fame's range to go beyond the sport of cutting and rodeo competition,'' Ann Bastable, executive director, told the San Antonio Express-News.

Strait has been named the top entertainer in country music at the TNN & CMT Country Weekly Music Awards. He and his son, Texas A&M University student George ``Bubba'' Strait, also compete in team roping.

The George Strait Team Roping Classic is scheduled for March 14-15 at the San Antonio Rose Palace. Strait, his brother Buddy and their wives started the roping event in 1982, said Ashley Allison, assistant to the director of the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame.

The hall of fame honors excellence in the support of the western lifestyle in Texas and in rodeo competition and business.

Way to go George! It's great to hear he's being recognized for an event him & his family have put so much heart into for so many years :)


12-22-2002, 03:04 PM
And George has also got his first live album coming out! From the Astrodome I think? Also, what's that new song I've heard that's gonna be on it? I like it! :)

12-23-2002, 05:56 PM
Thanks for posting about the Cowboy Hall of Fame, Allison! That is so awesome for George. He IS a REAL cowboy that happens to sing for a living. Not many of today's artists can say that. How fantastic.
And the new LIVE CD comes out February 11th. "For The Last Time..live from the Astrodome".

01-06-2003, 05:08 PM
He deserves it! George is so wonderful! Boy his tour was great this year! :)