Lady Antebellum Give Merch Proceeds to Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
A number of country artists have stepped up to help those impacted by Hurricane Harvey, including Lady Antebellum. The trio announced via Twitter that they are donating the merchandise proceeds from their show in Dallas on Saturday (Aug. 26) to relief efforts
Harvey, a Category 4 storm, has displaced hundreds of thousands of Texans. Lady A were originally scheduled to play in Houston on Sunday (Aug. 27), but canceled their show. "Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by #HurricaneHarvey," the singers write in a tweet announcing their donation.
Texas natives Josh Abbott Band have made a similar pledge through their charitable website JAB Cares, where they're selling a "My Texas" T-shirt, with all proceeds going toward disaster relief efforts in the state. Chris Young has donated $100,000 to the Red Cross, in addition to launching a GoFundMe page to raise half a million dollars for relief efforts in Texas where he has family, friends and a home that more than likely faced severe damage from the storm.
"In times like these, you turn to your friends to help those in need and that's exactly what I'm doing. I hope you'll donate ... and Texas ... we love you," Young writes.
Several of the genre's other stars reached out on social media to show their love and support for Texas and those impacted by Hurricane Harvey that took over the east coast cities of Corpus Christi, Houston and Rockport on Friday (Aug. 25), including Miranda Lambert, Lee Ann Womack, RaeLynn, Blake Shelton and Chris Janson.
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