Texans don’t back down. And native Texan and country music superstar Clint Black is no exception. Black is putting his best boot forward, and with it, helping those in the state that raised him.
Hurricane Harvey Takes its Toll
Hurricane Harvey was one of the most devastating hurricanes to hit Texas. The August storm knocked out power and destroyed the homes and possessions of tens of thousands.
A native Texan, Black knows the area and is well-aware of the aftermath. According to his website, “We all watched on the news as Harvey destroyed much of Southeast Texas and Houston, my hometown. We braced ourselves through the night as the flood waters grew closer to our family’s doorsteps in Houston and Katy.”
But they were ok. He said his mother, brothers, niece, and nephews were “very fortunate.”
However, he knew others were not. He decided “to find a way to help those who weren’t so lucky, to recover and rebuild what was lost in the hurricane.”
The loss feels as big as the state itself. But Texans help Texans. And when Black said he had to do something, that is exactly what he did.
On November 28th, he takes the stage at Bass Hall in Fort Worth, Texas. Joining him are Don Henley and Lyle Lovett. According to Black’s website, Helping Texas: A Hurricane Harvey Benefit Concert is a “one-of-a-kind” event. Funds raised through this will provide “immediate relief” and “address the communities’ long-term needs.”
They note that these “include rebuilding homes, schools, and community facilities and supporting survivors’ physical and mental health needs.”
This truly is a one-of-a-kind event.
And not just because all ticket proceeds go to The Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at the North Texas Community Foundation. (Black and others are donating their time, and Ed Bass is underwriting all expenses.)
It’s also because Clint Black, Don Henley, Lyle Lovett, and Ed Bass will oversee how the donations get distributed. Leave it to Texans to make sure the job is done and done right!
No doubt the folks of Texas are grateful for the love and support of their hometown heroes. It’s a step toward rebuilding the lives of those affected. It’s also yet another example of the community that is country.