Country star George Strait will host a benefit concert for Hurricane Harvey relief in San Antonio on Sept. 12. The concert will feature special guests Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, and Texas’ own Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen.
George Strait’s Hurricane Harvey Relief Concert will be held at Majestic Theatre to benefit the Texas Fund. Special performances will be featured in "Hand In Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Telethon" will be a one-hour special, which will air live on ABC, CBS, NBC, CMT and Fox on Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. EST, according to an announcement on Good Morning America.
George Strait and his Ace in the Hole band will be joined by an all-star lineup. Strait, a Texas native, is a Country Music Hall of Fame member who has promised to lead the country music world with this concert being the start of his efforts to raise funds for relief efforts.
Six-time CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Miranda Lambert will perform at the benefit. Lambert is the leading nominee for the upcoming 2017 CMA Awards. She has been nominated for five awards, including, Female Vocalist of the Year, Single of the Year for “Tin Man” and Album of the Year for Weight of These Wings. Lambert has also been assisting in relief efforts by evacuating dogs, through her MuttNation Foundation.
Reigning CMA Male Vocalist of the Year Chris Stapleton will also perform at the benefit. Stapleton has been nominated for the 2017 CMA Award for Entertainer of the Year, Male Vocalist of the Year, and for Album of the Year for From A Room: Volume One.
The line-up includes Texas native and four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett, whose Grammy wins include Best Country Album for The Road to Ensenada, and wins for “Funny How Time Slips Awa,” “Blues for Dixie,” and “Lyle Lovett And His Large Band.”
The concert will include a performance by Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall of Fame member Robert Earl Keen.
Proceeds from the one-hour telethon will benefit the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Feeding Texas, Save the Children, Direct Relief, The Mayor’s Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief, and RebuildTx.rog.