George Strait to take part in Hurricane Harvey relief concert


Update 9/5 2pm: George Strait’s benefit concert is being called Hand in Hand and will air on all four major networks, along with CMT, on Sept. 12. It will also be broadcast live on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Hand in Hand is scheduled to start at 8pm EST, with a replay at 8pm PST.

Donations will be accepted via phone, text and other digital means from the beginning of the concert, until one hour after the show ends. Money will go to benefit United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Feeding Texas and Direct Relief.

The live performance finale by Strait and other country music stars will be broadcast live from Texas, while the rest of the concert will be held in Los Angeles, New York and Nashville.

And it’s not just big names from Nashville taking part. Also on the bill are George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Oprah Winfrey and Ryan Seacrest to name a few. Click here to see all of the stars who are lending their names and support to Hand in Hand.

Cox Media Group National Content Desk contributed to this story.

Original story: George Strait made an announcement about Hurricane Harvey on Twitter today. 

Apparently, he is working on Hurricane Harvey relief efforts with the country music community at large.  

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He didn’t elaborate on what exactly those efforts would involve, but a benefit concert with country music stars could be possible. 

Related: Miranda Lambert’s MuttNation Foundation rescues over 70 Hurricane Harvey dogs

Before that tweet, the country music legend and Poteet, Texas, native said he had family and friends who have also been impacted by Harvey.

“Thoughts & prayers are w/ all affected by the storm,” the tweet read. “My family & friends were personally affected in surrounding areas. God bless us all.”


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