Texans are a sturdy lot—fearless, strong, proud and independent. But even a category 4 hurricane was a cause for concern in the Lone Star State. As the wind begin to wail and rain to fall on Friday night, show cancellations from east to central Texas began to fill social media timelines. Texas superstars like Aaron Watson, Roger Creager, Sam Riggs and even the legendary Billy Joe Shaver pulled the plug on concerts that were in the path of Hurricane Harvey.
Others country stars, especially those from Texas, were hopping on social media to share their support, concert and some to offer help even before the hurricane made landfall early Saturday morning.
Of course, Lindale, Texas, girl Miranda Lambert had her home state on her mind and shared a simple message from her heart.
Lee Ann Womack, who hails from Jacksonville, Texas, joined Miranda in sending up prayers to her folks back home.
RaeLynn, who is from the Houston suburb of Baytown, sent her love to family and friends still in the area.
Cody Canada posted on his band’s page about their show cancellation in Lake Charles, Louisiana, also hit hard by Hurricane Harvey, and the weather map pictured revealed the cause for concern.
Wade Bowen, who hails from Waco, Texas, but resides in New Braunfels, which is inland, but still in the storm’s aftermath, encouraged neighbors to have each other’s backs.
As did his pal, Lubbock native Josh Abbott.
The Grand Ole Opry, which was hosting Houston’s own Sunny Sweeney for her 50th appearance on the Opry stage when the hurricane made landfall, extended its heartfelt support.
And Blake Shelton, who is from neighboring Oklahoma, had his Texas friends on his mind.
Plenty of other country stars also weighed in with messages of support, including Texan LeAnn Rimes.
Being made of such strong stock, Texans aren’t without a sense of humor, in spite of the conditions, as Fox reporter Casey Stegall and radio personality Rita Ballou proved.
While the storm has now been downgraded to a category 1, Texas is expected to continue to experience high winds and flooding.
Our thoughts and prayers remain with our Texas friends.