Native Texan Matthew McConaughy is making headlines again, after casually mentioning that he might be interested in one day running for political office, like, maybe even governor. Meanwhile, the Academy-award winning actor and his wife, Camila Alves McConaughy, are hosting “We’re Texas.” The virtual benefit concert, featuring a host of Texas musicians and other celebrities, will help those affected by Winter Storm Uri.
“We’re Texas,” presented by Dell Technologies, reliant and Salesforce, benefits the j.k.livin (just keep livin) Foundation Texas Relief Fund. McConaughey will emcee the event, which will stream on his YouTube Channel.
“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” said McConaughey. “After the disaster of the worst freeze here in over 70 years, so many are still without clean water, and unable to repair water damage that has made their homes unlivable. One of my favorite things about Texans is that we like to help ourselves, and while that spirit is still alive and well, a lot of Texans can’t help themselves right now unless we help them. The We’re Texas Virtual Event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas. It’s time.”
Texas Musicians Perform at We’re Texas
Photo: We’re Texas Poster
The concert will broadcast exclusively in Texas on Spectrum News 1 on Sunday, March 21 at 7 p.m. CT. The concerts includes musical performances by Texas natives, residents, and supporters including: Don Henley, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, Kirk Franklin, Leon Bridges, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Miranda Lambert, Parker McCollum, Post Malone, Randy Rogers, and Willie Nelson. Special appearances from Angie Harmon, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Clayton Kershaw, Dak Prescott, Dr. Phil McGraw, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Joe Rogan, Jonas Brothers, Marcus Lemonis, Megan Thee Stallion, Renée Zellweger, Selena Gomez, Troy Aikman, and Woody Harrelson are featured.
The McConaugheys have organized relief efforts and raised funds to assist those suffering from the unprecedented winter storm through the j.k.livin Foundation Texas Relief Fund. Their efforts have been providing support for those lacking basic necessities, trying to recover and rebuild in the Lone Star state. Even though power has been restored for most, broken water lines and other damage left many Texans without access to food, clean water, and other critical resources.
Proceeds from “We’re Texas” will be distributed by the j.k.livin Foundation Texas Relief Fund to a variety of non-profit organizations, including:
We’re Texas Beneficiaries
Austin Disaster Relief Network (ADRN) seeks to glorify Christ by equipping, empowering, and mobilizing a network of churches to respond to the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of those impacted by disaster. In response to the devastation caused by Winter Storm Uri in the Greater Austin area, ADRN is raising funds to cover costs associated with response efforts.
Meals on Wheels Central Texas (MOWCTX) seeks to nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through programs that promote dignity and independent living. Anchored by its signature home-delivered meal program, MOWCTX team members and volunteers provide nutritious meals, safety checks, and friendly visits to hungry and isolated seniors in Central Texas.
Salvation Army of Texas has a presence in every zip code and is uniquely positioned to respond with specialized services based on the needs of each community. Throughout Texas, warming stations and emergency shelters offered a safe and warm environment, providing food and shelter for those in need during the historically low temperatures and statewide power outages.
Save the Children. a global humanitarian organization working in the U.S. and around the world to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. As the national leader for protecting children in emergencies, Save the Children is committed to helping meet the most urgent and long-term recovery needs of families and children devastated by the historic winter storm in Texas.
Sponsors for We’re Texas
St. Bernard Project (SBP), a national social impact organization focused on disaster resilience and recovery, was founded in 2006 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. SBP prepares individuals and organizations before disaster, creates resilient communities and streamlines recovery. SBP has rebuilt more than 2,800 homes for disaster-impacted families across the country, helped 337,950 individuals understand and mitigate disaster risk, and trained 209 government leaders to spend federal recovery dollars quickly and efficiently.
Team Rubicon is an international disaster response nonprofit that unites the skills and experience of military veterans with first responders to rapidly provide relief to communities in need. Founded in 2010 with the expressed goal of quickly responding to disasters and humanitarian crises. Team Rubicon maintains a roster of 140,000+ volunteers able to deploy throughout the U.S. and world.
“We’re Texas” founding sponsors Dell Technologies, Reliant, an NRG company, and Salesforce, with additional support from ACL Live at The Moody Theater, American Airlines, AT&T, Austin FC, Bumble, Camping World, Chris Parvin & White Rhino Coffee, Dallas Cowboys/Gene and Jerry Jones Family/NFL Foundation, Gallery Furniture, Dallas Stars, Google.org, H-E-B, Lincoln Dealerships of Texas, Mark Cuban, The Moody Foundation, Q2, Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation, Troy Aikman, Waste Management and Wood Foundation.
Log into YouTube.com/MatthewMcConaughey Sunday at 7 p.m. CT to view the concert or to donate. Visit jklivinFoundatin.org for more information or to make a donation. For Texas residents, Spectrum News 1 is available exclusively to Spectrum video customers on channel 1, and Spectrum News App, available to all Spectrum residential customers, including internet-only.