George Strait Announces Hurricane Harvey Relief Effort With 'The Whole Country Music Community'

Country music icon George Strait is throwing his hat in the ring to spearhead a Hurricane Harvey relief effort. The Grammy-winning artist took to Twitter this week to announce that he and his fellow musician friends were planning to raise funds to help those in southeast Texas that were affected by the hurricane.

"We are working on putting together relief efforts with the whole country music community," Strait wrote on Twitter. He signed the message with his initials "GS" to let his followers know that the note came directly from Strait himself.

The 65-year-old singer was born in Poteet, Texas in the southern part of the state. He also owns a house in Rockport, which was one of the areas that were hit hard by the hurricane, according to The Boot.

In a previous tweet, Strait mentioned that he had loved ones that were directly impacted by the damage.

"Thoughts & prayers are w/ all affected by the storm," he wrote. "My family & friends were personally affected in surrounding areas. God bless us all."

In addition to Strait, other country music artists that are stepping in to help in the relief efforts include Chris Young, Lady Antebellum, Granger Smith, Luke Combs, the Josh Abbott Band and others.

Most notably, Miranda Lambert has been working hard with her MuttNation Foundation to help save the animals displaced by the storm.


Learn how you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey here.