Monday, September 11, 2017

Watch George Strait's Hurricane Benefit Show


Several country music artists who've made a living singing songs about Texas will give back Tuesday night in a nationally-televised concert from deep in the heart of the Lone Star State. The legendary George Strait headlines the "Hand In Hand" benefit telethon for relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas coast and, well, downright messed with Texas. After the announcement of the show, Hurricane Irma slammed Florida, so organizers will now make sure funds go in the direction of each storm.

The live show from San Antonio's Majestic Theatre will begin at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. CT), and will be broadcast live on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox, NBC and several other outlets that include Bravo, HBO, MTV, Oxygen, AOL, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more.

Among the country music star power taking the stage Tuesday will be Miranda Lambert, Blake Shelton, Chris Stapleton and Texas originals Lyle Lovitt and Robert Earl Keen. Houston's own BeyoncĂ© will be a part of the telethon, which is in addition to her boots on the ground effort in town the last few days. Drake and Sean “Diddy” Combs will bring a hip-hop flair, and actors/actresses include George Clooney, Tom Hanks, Billy Crystal, Adam Sandler, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Robert De Niro, Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon.

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