Houston native rapper Bun B teamed up with SB Projects founder Scooter Braun to present Hand in Hand, a one-hour special based in Los Angeles "with stages in New York, Nashville and a special performance by Country Music icon and Texas native George Strait from his San Antonio benefit concert."
Strait will perform at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio on Sept. 12. The show in San Antonio is part of a multi-network telethon featuring other live concerts from across the country.
Tickets for Strait's concert go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m.
Tix for #HANDINHAND go on sale Weds. Sept 6, 10AM. All proceeds will benefit Rebuild Texas Fund.— MajesticEmpire (@MajesticEmpire) September 5, 2017
It was just a couple days after Harvey made landfall Strait posted the following to his Facebook page:
"We are working on putting together relief efforts along with the whole country music community. Our thoughts and prayers are with all affected by the storm. My family was personally affected along with many friends in Houston and Rockport and surrounding areas. God bless us all. -- GS"
Beyoncé, Oprah Winfrey, and Reese Witherspoon are also among those set to participate in a multi-network telethon, Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, to benefit those affected by the devastating storm. Hand in Hand will air Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. (live ET/delayed PT) on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC.
The concert in San Antonio will include 6-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert, reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton, 4x GRAMMY award winner Lyle Lovett and Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall of Fame member Robert Earl Keen.
The Cavender Auto Family is bringing the country music stars to San Antonio. They plan to underwrite the full cost of the concert. President of the dealership Billy Cavender saw first-hand the devastation that hit the south Texas coast. He has property in Port Aransas.
"I went last Wednesday to check on my little house and I was pretty lucky. Just some water damage but the city's a mess. A lot of people out of their homes, businesses." said Cavender. "I know George has a home in Rockport and so he understands the devastation that's going on. So, we're just trying to figure out how to help these people get back on their feet."
The money raised through the telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.
"Hand in Hand" will bring the country together to raise funds, spirits and help rebuild Texas in the wake of this unprecedented devastation, according to the Majestic Theater website.
The tickets for the San Antonio concert will be sold at ticketmaster.com.
Select performances from Majestic Theatre will air on CBS, ABC, CMT, Fox and NBC on Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. EST on the East Coast and replay on the West Coast at 8 p.m. PST. The telethon broadcast as well as Strait’s Hand in Hand Texas show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook.
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