Texas icon Willie Nelson is calling in the big guns for this hurricane relief event Getty Images/Anna Webber
Getty Images/Anna Webber

Willie Nelson is using his massive star power to spearhead a new benefit concert to help the recovery effort following Hurricane Harvey.

The “Harvey Can’t Mess with Texas” concert will feature performances from Willie as well as Paul Simon, James Taylor, Bonnie Raitt, Lyle Lovett and more. Asleep at the Wheel will serve as the house band for the show. It’s set for Friday, September 22 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

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Proceeds from the benefit will go to the Rebuild Texas Fund. Several TV stations throughout Texas will broadcast the special live.

You’ll be able to watch a portion of the concert live at starting at 10 p.m. ET that night.

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In addition to the artists performing on the show, Texans Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Luke Wilson and Dan Rather are also slated to appear.

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Of note, Google has pledged to match the first $500,000 in donations.

Hunter Kelly is a senior correspondent for Rare Country. Follow him on Twitter @Hunterkelly.
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