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Willie Nelson, George Strait + More to Join Matthew McConaughey's Virtual 'We're Texas' Benefit

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Willie Nelson, George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Kelly Clarkson and Post Malone are part of a lineup of Lone Star State natives performing during Matthew McConaughey's "We're Texas" benefit concert to raise money for those impacted by recent winter storms across the state. Money raised will go to McConaughey's Just Keep Livin' Foundation and its Texas Relief Fund.

The event, hosted by McConaughey and his wife Camila, will also feature musical performances from Don Henley, Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Khalid, Kirk Franklin, Leon Bridges, Lukas Nelson, Parker McCollum, and Randy Rogers. The benefit will air on March 21 at 7 p.m. CT on McConaughey's YouTube page.

More performers are expected to be announced next week.

 

The state of Texas was devastated by severe winter storms in February. Many were left without electricity or water for days due to Winter Storm Uri.

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McConaughey recently hinted at a possible run for governor of Texas during an interview on the Houston-based Balanced Voice podcast.

"It's a true consideration," the actor said of a gubernatorial run in his home state.

Hear the full interview below.

McConaughey is a proud Texan who was born in Uvalde, Texas.

"In Texas, there is a certain honor of being a Texan that is a measure of doing something the best that you can," McConuaghey once said in an interview with Peter Travers. "You have your name - McConaughey - or because you're a Travers, you know. You have your nation - because you're American. You have, if you're a believer, because of God. And in Texas, you have a fourth measure. It's because you're a Texan."

 

 

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Willie Nelson, George Strait + More to Join Matthew McConaughey's Virtual 'We're Texas' Benefit