While the rest of the United States seems to be embroiled in a bitter war over standing or taking a knee for the national anthem, George Strait is doing his best to revive his home state and restore his home after Hurricane Harvey obliterated much of the Texas coast and Houston earlier in September.
George visited the hard-hit area of Rockport where he did, in fact, have a house, to create awareness for the Texas coast’s ongoing need.
After signing boots, caps and posters, the King of Country Music addressed the crowd which came to support him and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, telling them, “We’re going to keep a light shining on this area. So much has been said about other parts of the state, and deservedly so, but we still need help here and we can’t be forgotten.”
Obviously missing his beachy retreat, George also said, “We like it just the way it was and we want to get it back there. I want to go fishing. I mean, I wore my fishing shirt — I’m ready.”
The Corpus Christi Caller-Times reports that while the area is slowly recovering from the devastating storm, debris still lines the roads and damaged businesses and homes are still visible.
George had already hosted one benefit concert to raise money for recovery efforts in the area. Chris Young, who had a home in nearby Port Aransas, launched a GoFundMe campaign to raise money to be used for those affected by the devastation, but the need obviously still remains.