George Strait to tour hurricane damage in Rockport with Gov. Greg Abbott

George Strait will tour Hurricane Harvey damage in Rockport with Texas governor Greg Abbott on Thursday. Laura Skelding/American-Statesman 2014

Country music great George Strait, who headlined a major Hurricane Harvey relief benefit concert in San Antonio last week, will join Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday to tour hurricane damage in Rockport.

Corpus Christi newspaper the Caller-Times reported that Abbott and Strait “also are expected to meet with local officials to outline plans for recovery and funding.”

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Earlier this year, Strait was named the official 2017 Texas State Musician by the Texas Commission on the Arts. His last full concert in Austin was in January 2014 at the Erwin Center on his farewell tour. He made a surprise appearance in 2016 at Ray Benson’s 65th birthday party during South by Southwest.

RELATED: Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, more to play Harvey benefit at Erwin Center

 

Author: Peter Blackstock

Music writer for the Austin American-Statesman and austin360.com. Twitter: @Blackstock360

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