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Chris Harrison takes break from Bachelor for art appreciation in Austin

Bachelor host Chris Harrison talks art appreciation in Austin

CultureMap society reporter Diana Oates recently chatted with many of the all-star honorees of the Texas Medal of Arts Awards. She interviewed everyone from esteemed journalist Dan Rather to Grey’s Anatomy star Chandra Wilson to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, whose wife Gene and daughter Charlotte Jones Anderson were co-chairs of the event.

Perhaps of most interest to fans of ABC’s The Bachelor, which wraps up season 19 on March 9, Diana also got some face time with handsome host Chris Harrison. The Dallas native was one of the presenters during the awards show, and he told her that he loves returning to his home state — “Texas is a pretty special place,” he says — to eat some barbecue (of course) and visit family.

To find out more about why this particular return to Texas was so meaningful for him, watch the interview in the exclusive video above.

Chris Soules and Chris Harrison of ABC's The Bachelor
Dallas native and Bachelor host Chris Harrison (right) with Chris Soules, the star of season 19, which wraps up March 9. Photo courtesy of ABC