The Efforts For the Relief
Amongst the country artists who help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, George Strait was the first one to jump into action. As a Texan, the country music icon has tons of friends and family in the area that were affected by the storm.
As soon as the storm ended, George Strait joined a special benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The concern of the concert was to raise funds for Harvey relief efforts. The relief concert was called “Hand in hand: A Benefit For Hurricane Harvey Relief”. It featured performances from different locations: New York, Los Angeles, Nashville and San Antonio. The king of country music performed in San Antonio along with Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Robert Earl Keen, and Lyle.
Before the Concert
During an interview with NBC 4 News out of San Antonio, Strait explained the reasons why he felt compelled to help his fellow Texans. An emotional Strait talked about how “helpless” he felt seeing all of the devastation that Harvey caused:
“Seeing all this happen and being personally affected by it myself, along with many friends in Houston, and Rockport, Aransas Pass, Port A, and all these different communities down there where I have friends and some family. It’s just, you know, you kind of feel helpless”.
With this in mind, he wanted to change that feeling, that’s the reason why King George decided to act. So for the purpose of helping, he was determined to help out his home state in any way he could. That’s how he came to be involved in the benefit concert. He said:
“This was a way I thought maybe I could do some good and raise some money to help those people and see if we can’t get everybody back on their feet again”.
Moreover, this is one of the reasons why George Strait is called “King of Country Music”. Not only has he showed his emotions in his songs but also in real life. Even though what happened is long gone, his gesture to help people will definitely be remembered.
Watch the full interview below.