SUNDAY, MARCH 17
More than 35 years ago, George Strait debuted at RODEOHOUSTON as a newcomer to the country music scene. Since then, he has become a household name with 33 platinum or multi-platinum-selling albums, the most in all of country music, and 60 No. 1 singles, the most of any artist of any music genre in history. He is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, holds a GRAMMY® for Best Country Album with “Troubadour” and more than 60 music and entertainment industry awards.
In 1996, Strait was inducted into the RODEOHOUSTON Star Trail of Fame in recognition of his musical contributions to the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. He is one of only eight artists to receive this award since the first entertainer performance in 1942. In 2013, the first four-year Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo George Strait Scholarship was awarded through the Rodeo’s scholarship program in honor of his partnership and friendship with the Rodeo.
On Friday, March 23, 2018, Strait was presented with the Texan of the Year award during the 52nd Texas Legislative Conference in New Braunfels in recognition of his efforts to raise funds and awareness for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts across the state.
To date, Strait has entertained more than 1.5 million RODEOHOUSTON fans. His return to RODEOHOUSTON in 2019 will mark his 30th performance at the Rodeo, and his only performance in Texas for the year.
RODEOHOUSTON® APPEARANCES: 1983-97, 2002-04, '06-07, '13
TOP FIVE SINGLES
“Troubadour,” “Amarillo By Morning,” “I Cross My Heart,” “You Look So Good In Love,” “The Chair”
- Texan of the Year (2018)
- GRAMMY® award for Best Country Album with “Troubadour” (2008)
- Country Music Hall of Fame Inductee (2006)
- Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame Inductee (2003)
- White House National Medal of Arts Award Recipient (2003)
- 4 American Music awards
- 23 Country Music Association awards
- 24 Academy of Country Music awards, including Artist of the Decade (2009)