"I first worked with George Strait during our show in 1983 when he [and his band were] a last-hour fill-in for an ailing Eddie Rabbitt at a sold-out Saturday night rodeo/concert performance in the Astrodome. They arrived after the rodeo had started, resulting in no sound check or rehearsal, and went on our stage in the Astrodome with borrowed hats from our volunteer officers. He stole the show, and has been a legend in Houston ever since.

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