Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves and More Rally to Support Hurricane Harvey Victims
The Eli Young Band, Kacey Musgraves, Pat Green and more have rallied to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey. The three acts, all with ties to Texas, have begun selling T-shirts to donate to hurricane relief funds.
The Eli Young Band's T-shirt, which is available on their website, reads "Texas Bands Together" on the front and "Harvey Will Not Defeat Us" on the back. One-hundred percent of the money raised from sales of the shirt will go to the Greater Houston Community Foundation. Musgraves, meanwhile, is donating proceeds from her Texas Rope T-shirt to Harvey victims (the Texas native was also helping answer phones at the Nashville Red Cross in the days after Hurricane Harvey hit Texas), and proceeds from sales of Green's "Texas on My Mind" tee are going to relief efforts as well.
In recent days, Granger Smith, Lady Antebellum and the Josh Abbott Band have all been using merch sales to help Hurricane Harvey relief efforts: Smith, a Dallas, Texas, native, is now donating 100 percent of profits from merchandise sales through his online store to Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Lady A, too, donated merch proceeds from a recent show, and the Josh Abbott Band are selling a special T-shirt and donating the proceeds to “accredited organizations helping in disaster recovery.”
Other country artists are raising money for Hurricane Harvey victims through concerts: William Michael Morgan is putting on a show to benefit the American Red Cross at the Nashville Palace on Sept. 2, while Texan Hayes Carll is donating net proceeds from his show at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City on Sept. 16 to MusiCares, which is working to provide relief for musicians affected by the disaster (tickets are available here).
"Watching the resilience and strength of the people in my home state of Texas has been inspiring, as has watching the country come together to help those who have been so devastatingly affected by Hurricane Harvey," Carll says in a press release. "I know firsthand what it is like to experience loss during a natural disaster and how far any bit of help goes."
In addition to Morgan and Carll's concerts, Florida Georgia Line’s FGL House, located in Nashville, hosted a fundraiser, and Alan Jackson’s AJ’s Good Time Bar is also donating some of its Labor Day Weekend profits to relief efforts. Rascal Flatts performed as part of a call to donate on Good Morning America, while George Strait has revealed that he is working on a major relief effort “with the whole country music community.”
Also helping Hurricane Harvey victims are Luke Combs, Chris Young and Miranda Lambert, among many others. Combs tweeted that he would be donating $10,000 to Samaritan’s Purse; Young has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help raise money for those affected by the natural disaster, encouraging his fans to donate and giving $100,000 himself; and Lambert, with her MuttNation Foundation, headed to the affected parts of Texas to do whatever they can for the animals displaced by the storm.
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