George Strait Books 2018 Concert in Austin, Texas
George Strait fans Texas will be excited to learn that the superstar singer is coming home for a live show. Strait will help celebrate the 40th anniversary of Austin's Frank Erwin center in 2018.
The icon shared the fun news in a video to fans. "It's going to be great. So hope to see you there and Hook 'em Horns," Strait says, throwing up The University of Texas' official hand sign. No official date has been announced for the anniversary concert, but the arena promises that more information is coming soon.
Strait, a proud Texan, will first help his home state get back on its feet after Hurricane Harvey hit in late August. He's performing a benefit concert called Hand in Hand on Sept. 12, and the show will feature performances by Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen in addition to the King of Country himself.
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Based on a rehearsal video shared by Strait on Monday (Sept. 11), there will be an all-star singalong to his signature hit “All My Ex’s Live in Texas." Proceeds from the concert will also go to Floridians and residents of the Caribbean islands impacted by Hurricane Irma, which followed close behind Harvey, battering those areas.
Strait's portion of Hand in Hand will broadcast from the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio as part of the nationwide benefit concert that will also take place in Nashville at the Grand Ole Opry, Universal Studios in Los Angeles and New York's famed Times Square. Blake Shelton and Reese Witherspoon will co-host from Music City. Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Nicole Kidman, Gwen Stefani and Connie Britton are just a few of the other major stars set to participate.
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