Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and More Booked for George Strait’s Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert
Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and more will join George Strait in San Antonio, Texas, for a benefit concert to raise money for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The concert will take place on Sept. 12, at the Majestic Theater.
In addition to Lambert, Stapleton and Strait, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen will also be performing at the benefit show, according to Billboard. Select performances — including Strait’s — from the event will be broadcast as part of Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, which is taking place in Los Angeles, New York City and Nashville on the same night.
Tickets for Strait and company’s San Antonio concert will go on sale on Wednesday (Sept. 6) at 10AM CT; the money raised will benefit the Rebuild Texas Fund. Billboard reports that the show is “the first in Strait’s ongoing relief efforts,” though no further details were made available about what else is planned.
In addition to Strait and his friends in San Antonio, Blake Shelton, George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Tori Kelly, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, among others, have signed on to help out with the Hand in Hand telethon; Shelton will be hosting the Nashville portion of the event, at the Grand Ole Opry. Additional special guests will be announced in the coming days.
Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief will air at 8PM ET, and then again at 8PM PT, on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC and CMT, and be streamed live on Facebook and Twitter. Telethon viewers will be able to donate via text, online and by phone; proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and the Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
Since Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in late August, a number of country artists have stepped up to help raise money for and find other ways to support those affected. Lambert and her MuttNation Foundation went to the affected areas of the state to rescue animals displaced by the story.
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