George Strait Signs on for Hurricane Harvey Telethon
Called Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief, the special will air on Sept. 12 at 8PM ET, with a re-airing at 8PM PT on the west coast.
The telethon will air across networks — ABC, CBS, CMT, FOX and NBC will all have it — in a major effort to help raise money for the areas in Texas devastated by the hurricane.
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The telethon will broadcast live from multiple locations including the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Times Square in New York and the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles. Strait will conclude the telethon with a performance from his own Harvey relief benefit at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre.
According to CMT, Matt Lauer, Rob Lowe, Matthew McConaughey, Dennis Quaid, Julia Roberts, Kelly Rowland, Adam Sandler, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Strahan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon will also appear as part of the hour-long special. Additional names are expected to be added to the already lengthy list in the coming days.
Strait was personally affected by Hurricane Harvey, and last week he shared on Twitter that he’s working on a relief effort “with the whole country music community.” Following the hurricane, which hit land in Rockport, Texas on Aug. 25, Strait sent thoughts and prayers to his fellow Texans:
“My family & friends were personally affected in surrounding areas. God bless us all."
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