George Strait is a RodeoHouston® icon, having ridden with the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ through many of its major milestones. His concert at the final Show performance in the Astrodome set the all-time attendance record for the Dome, and he performed on the opening night of RodeoHouston in NRG Stadium. With 29 RodeoHouston performances and more than 1.5 million RodeoHouston fans, George Strait has always been a fan favorite at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.
On March 17, 2013, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced that it would award an annual four-year college scholarship in honor of George Strait. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo George Strait Scholarship will be awarded annually, from this year forward, through the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo’s scholarship program. In perpetuity, this scholarship will honor the legacy of George Strait and his partnership and friendship with our Show.
Inducted into the Star Trail of Fame in 1996. Rededicated March 17, 2013.