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Matthew McConaughey’s Benefit Concert Attracts Big Names

The possible gubernatorial candidate is ready to raise some money for relief efforts with Willie Nelson, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Khalid, and Post Malone.

Matthew and Camila McConaughey are throwing a virtual benefit concert on March 21 to fundraise for Texans impacted by Winter Storm Uri. The actor and the flip-flopping, maybe-maybe-not, possible-perhaps gubernatorial candidate is bringing some big names with him. Music comes courtesy Willie Nelson, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Kirk Franklin, Leon Bridges, Khalid, and Post Malone, among others. Dallas Fort-Worth is displaying its support for the statewide charitable endeavor: expect guest appearances from Dak Prescott, The Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, and Tory Aikman.

In a statement, the Academy Award winner—and recent author—characterized the event as a “night to restore Texas.” In the weeks since the catastrophic storm, he started a fund through his nonprofit, the Just Keep Livin Foundation, to steer money and aid to communities throughout the state. Benefits from #WereTexas will be administered through the foundation to several community organizations, like Grand Prairie-based Team Rubicon, Louisiana’s Bernard Project (SBP), Save The Children, Salvation Army of Texas, Meals on Wheels Central Texas (MOWCTX), and Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN).

For residents interested in donating to the featured organizations, head here. Updates for the upcoming event will be shared on McConaughey’s social media channels. The concert will be broadcast on Spectrum 1 and YouTube.

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