Find out all of the details behind Matthew McConaughey’s “We’re Texas Concert” benefit.
The virtual benefit concert will raise money to help those affected by the winter storms in Texas. The concert airs on March 21 and will feature fellow Texans as performers.
Fans can stream the concert for free on Matthew McConaughey’s YouTube channel tonight at 7 PM CT. The proceeds will benefit local charities and relief organizations. Austin Disaster Relief Network, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, the St. Bernard Project, and Salvation Army of Texas will be benefitted. The funds will be distributed by McConaughey’s Just Keep Livin’ Foundation’s Texas Relief Fund.
Numerous country musicians will be performing including George Strait, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves Willie Nelson, and Clint Black. Parker McCollum, Randy Rogers, Don Henley, Kelly Clarkson, will also perform. Non-country artists like Post Malone, Leon Bridges, Khalid, and Gary Clark Jr. will also perform.
Additionally, Matthew McConaughey set up countless celebrity appearances throughout the show. Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines, Jonas Brothers, Selena Gomez, Woody Harrelson, Joe Rogan, Renee Zellweger will be speaking.
What Matthew McConaughey Had to Say
“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” Matthew McConaughey told the San Antonio Current. “After the disaster of the worst freeze here in over 70 years, so many are still without clean water, and unable to repair water damage that has made their homes unlivable. The We’re Texas virtual event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas. It’s time.”
McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves, were safe during the storms. “Look, we’re doing good. We had, you know, a couple pipes break,” he told Jimmy Fallon. “We’ve had to pull up some drywall in the house. Lost power. Just got off having to boil water four days ago.”
“But the problem in Texas is there’s tens of thousands that aren’t as good a shape as we are right now,” he continued. “There’s a lot of people that are out of a home.”
A Run For Governor?
“Well, it’s come up a lot lately,” he began. “And I’m gonna say to you now the same thing I’ve been saying, which is true. It’s not a dodge. And when I say it’s something I’m giving consideration, absolutely.”
“What an honorable thing to even be able to consider,” Matthew McConaughey confessed. “But that’s no further than that right now, sir.”