MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY HOSTS VIRTUAL BENEFIT CONCERT TO HELP TEXANS IMPACTED BY WINTER STORM
Matthew McConaughey kicked off his "We're Texas" virtual benefit last night at 8 PM ET which featured a massive list of celebrity guests including Texan Kacey Musgraves with a beautiful stripped-down rendition of Willie Nelson's "On The Road Again" and fellow Texan Post Malone who dropped an epic Sturgill Simpson cover on everyone to wrap up the entire show.
The virtual benefit concert set out to help people across Texas who felt the impact and are still dealing with the aftermath of the unprecedented winter storm that hit the state and other regions last month.
Kacey Musgraves prefaced her performance by explaining, in true casual McConaughey style, Matthew called her up late the other night and, while she doesn't normally answer unknown calls, she answered this one. Sure enough, on the other end, McConaughey told her about his benefit idea and asked if she'd be a part of it, to which she answered..."Hell yes".
Near the end of the broadcast, McConaughey passed things over to Post Malone who, joined by Dwight Yoakam's band, went in to a cover of Brad Paisley's "I'm Gonna Miss Her". Shortly thereafter, as the credits started to roll, Malone returned with his signature Bud Light can and cigarette in hand to ask the band and the virtual crowd at home, "Do you guy's have a bed time?"
"Cool, me either" joked Posty as the band led him in to a cover of Sturgill Simpson's "You Can Have The Crown" to round out the night.
In addition to both of these incredible performances, "We're Texas" featured a massive list of performers and celebrity guests alike, which I would list but it might be quicker to just watch the video below.
Most importantly, the event raised money to support programs that will directly help people still feeling the impacts of Winter Storm Uri. Included in those organizations are The Austin Disaster Relief Network, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, The Salvation Army, Save The Children, St. Bernard Project and Team Rubicon Disaster Relief.