Matthew and Camila McConaughey have roped in a galaxy of stars for their “We’re Texas” March 21 fundraiser for Texans impacted by devastating winter Storm Uri, including Post Malone, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves and more.
The storm, which left thousands of Texans without heat, water and electricity will be hosted by the couple and also feature performances from native Texans Willie Nelson, Miranda Lambert and George Strait, as well as Gary Clark Jr., Khalid, Don Henley, Kirk Franklin, Leon Bridges, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Charlie Sexton, Clint Black, Los Lonely Boys, Parker McCollum and Randy Rogers.
The show will kick off at 7 p.m. CT on the actor’s YouTube channel, with 100% of funds raised going to the Just Keep Livin’ Texas Relief Fund. Earlier this week McConaughey made news when he teased a potential run for Texas governor. The state’s next gubernatorial election is in 2022 and in an interview with The Today Show the 51 year old Uvalde, Texas, native said, “Am I considering that? Sure, it’s a great thing and an honorable thing to be able to consider. What I’ve gotta choose for myself is, I want to get into a leadership role in the next chapter of my life. Now, what role am I gonna be most useful in? I don’t know that that’s in a political position, or if that’s me as a free agent. It might be me as a free agent. So that’s something I’m personally working on is what is my position of most use in a leadership role.”
The massive winter storm that killed more than 70 people in the U.S. while leaving more than 4.5 million Texans in the dark due to a massive power grid failure is predicted to have a significant financial impact as well, potentially costing anywhere form $195-$295 billion from lost income, reduced economic output and infrastructure damage.
Check out the lineup below.
We have added more artists performing during #WereTexas this Sunday on @McConaughey’s Youtube Channel! 👏🏽👏🏽We are so excited for all of YOU to join us to support our state and community!! https://t.co/l91BqCydHb pic.twitter.com/2DkAzJ7iFO
— Camila Alves (@iamcamilaalves) March 16, 2021