George Strait announces Hurricane Harvey benefit concert

Texas native George Strait has announced details for an all star Hurricane Harvey benefit concert. Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief telethon is a one hour special based at Universal Studios Los Angeles with stages at New York’s Times Square, Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry and a special performance by Strait from San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre for his benefit concert. The concert airs live on ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC on Tuesday, September 12th from 8-9 pm EST on the East Coast with a replay at the same time for West Coast viewers. The show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter starting at 8 pm EST during the first broadcast.

The broadcast will also feature appearances, performances, taped tributes and messages from some of the nation’s biggest stars including George Clooney, Jamie Foxx, Robert Earl Keen, Karlie Kloss, Beyoncé, Miranda Lambert, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Lyle Lovett, Matthew McConaughey, Norah O’Donnell, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Chris Stapleton, Michael Strahan, Blake Shelton, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon with more to be announced.

Hand in Hand will bring the country together to raise funds, spirits and help rebuild Texas in the wake of this unprecedented devastation. Proceeds from 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 (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief USA.

Phone lines, text messaging, and digital donations will be open at the beginning of the show and will conclude one-hour after the show ends. Fans can learn more at handinhand2017.com.

The Hand in Hand broadcast will be produced by SB Projects and Den of Thieves with Scooter Braun, Bernard ‘Bun B’ Freeman, Allison Kaye, Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager serving as Executive Producers. Additional Executive Producers are Chris Choun, and Lee Lodge with Jordan Brown, Penni Thow and Barb Bialkowski serving as Co-Executive Producers.

Tickets to Strait’s Hand in Hand Texas show at Majestic Theatre will go on sale Wednesday, September 6th at 10 am CST at Ticketmaster.com. Strait’s full show will also be streamed internationally on Facebook and will feature Lambert, Stapleton, Lovett and Keen with Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band.

Strait made the announcement he was spearheading a relief concert on Twitter on August 29th. “Thoughts & prayers are w/ all affected by the storm. My family & friends were personally affected in surrounding areas. God bless us all,” Strait says followed by, “We are working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community.”

On September 3rd, he shared a link along with “We’re rallying the country community. Stay tuned for Tuesday. Meanwhile, please stay involved.”

Author: Buddy Iahn

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