Texas Governor: Vidor Designated As Music Friendly Community

Austin, TX (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott announced that Vidor, having completed the multi-step certification process, has been designated as a Music Friendly Community by the Texas Music Office (TMO).  The Music Friendly Community program seeks to foster music business-related economic development in Texas cities and communities.

“With support from the Texas Music Office, in 2019 the Texas music industry created more than 210,000 direct and indirect permanent jobs in communities all across the Lone Star State and generated $27.3 billion in economic activity,” said Governor Abbott.  “Music Friendly Communities certified by the Texas Music Office are serious about attracting and developing the local music industry to spur job creation and economic growth.  I congratulate Vidor on earning the Music Friendly Community designation, and I look forward to amplifying their continued success.”

“Southeast Texas has an extensive history of producing talented musicians; with famous musicians such as George Jones, Tracy Bird, and Clay Walker, Vidor in particular has had an outsized influence on the country and western music genre,” said Speaker Dade Phelan.  “I am proud to represent the people of Vidor and look forward to seeing the impact the city’s status as a Texas Friendly Community will have on House District 21.”

“I’d like to congratulate the City of Vidor for becoming a Music Friendly Community,” said Senator Robert Nichols. 

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