Some of the biggest music stars that Texas has ever produced came together to show their solidarity after recent winter storms devastated the state they call home.
Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, Miranda Lambert, Willie Nelson and Khalid were among the artists to take to the stage during the “We’re Texas” benefit concert on Sunday, March 21.
Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila McConaughey are behind the music event, which raised nearly $8 million for Texans impacted by Storm Uri. As of Tuesday, $7.7 million was raised with donations still coming in after its premiere.
Last month, U.S. President Biden declared a major disaster in the state after frigid temperatures left millions of people without power or access to clean water.
“Camila and I are presently working with some wonderful organizations on the ground in Texas, but we know that help is going to be needed for a while, and that’s why Camilla, the Just Keep Livin Foundation, and I are putting together a virtual benefit … to directly help the necessary long-term effort to rebuild Texas and take care of those in need,” explained McConaughey in a YouTube video posted ahead of the concert.
Sunday, March 21st, 7pm CT – #WereTexas @Angie_Harmon @chipgaines @joannagaines @ClaytonKershaw @dak @iamjamiefoxx @joerogan @jonasbrothers @JordanSpieth @lizakoshy @theestallion @michaelstrahan @selenagomez @steveaustinBSR @WoodyHarrelson @TroyAikman https://t.co/PDvPFOLX67 pic.twitter.com/4wd6BWlZIf
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) March 18, 2021
Megan Thee Stallion, the Jonas Brothers and Selena Gomez also made a special appearance during the show.
The concert was broadcast on McConaughey’s YouTube channel.