GAC airs 24th Annual George Strait Team Roping Classic Special
 
Strait reveals his feelings on competition and winning in exclusive interview
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (April 28, 2006)- Television network Great American Country (GAC) will round up the excitement of team roping when it delves deep into the non-musical passion of platinum recording artist George Strait and his family during the George Strait Team Roping Classic special which will air Thursday, May 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET.

“GAC is still very committed to being the number one source for country music; however, we thought our viewers would enjoy the chance to spend quality time with George Strait and his family,” said Sarah Trahern, senior vice president of programming. “The thrill of the competition really comes to life and GAC is the only place on television that has the winning run from the competition.”

The special will feature footage of Strait and his son, Bubba Strait, competing in the 24th annual George Strait Team Roping Classic (GSTRC), which was held in San Antonio, Texas, on March 10 and 11; however, before the competition started, the duo took time with the GAC cameras to explain their passion of team roping, including a comparison from Strait on the pressures of roping to performing music and what he believed was necessary for him win his own competition.
“For me to win a lot of things would have to happen. It would have to be a lot of bad things happening to good people- and we don’t wish that,” Strait joked. “I have to be realistic about it. These guys [in the competition] do it for a living and I do it as much as I can. I love it, I would love to win it and I will be trying.”

Fans unfamiliar with the sport can learn more courtesy of the program’s informational features which explain the rules. Featured competitors include George and Buddy Strait, returning defending GSTRC champion Allen Bach and Speed Williams.
George Strait Team Roping Classic re-airs May 8 and 13 at 9 p.m. ET.
GAC is available nationally on DIRECTV and Dish Network. Check local cable and satellite listings for channel information.