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Strait headlines Harvey benefit

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 – George Strait will headline a Hurricane Harvey benefit concert in San Antonio on Sept. 12. He also will participate in a telethon, "Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief."

Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton, Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen also will play at the concert.

Select performances from the concert will air on ABC, CBS, CMT, Fox and NBC on Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. eastern and replay on the West Coast at 8 p.m. Pacific. The telethon broadcast as well as Strait's Hand in Hand Texas show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook. Proceeds from the one-hour telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas, The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) and RebuildTx.org through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief Inc.

Tickets to Strait's concert go on sale Wednesday, Sept. 6 at 10 a.m. CST at Ticketmaster.com.

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