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Matthew McConaughey hosts Texas benefit concert, eyes governor run

  • Published at 10:37 am March 22nd, 2021
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The concert featured Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, Post Malone, Randy Rogers Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Jonas Brothers,  Selena Gomez, Woody Harrelson and others

After millions of Texas residents suffered massive power outrages from winter storms that led to many deaths and increasing financial burdens, Academy Award-winner Matthew McConaughey, wife Camila McConaughey, and the "just keep livin Foundation", held a virtual benefit to raise funds for the residents.

The star studded concert included musical performances by Don Henley, Gary Clark Jr, George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, Kelly Clarkson, Khalid, Kirk Franklin, Leon Bridges, Los Lonely Boys, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Miranda Lambert, Parker McCollum, Post Malone, Randy Rogers, Willie Nelson; and special appearances from Angie Harmon, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Ciara, Clayton Kershaw, Colt McCoy, Dak Prescott, Dr. Phil McGraw, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Joe Rogan, Jonas Brothers, Jordan Spieth, Kevin Durant, Liza Koshy, Marcus Lemonis, Megan Thee Stallion, Michael Strahan, Renée Zellweger, Selena Gomez, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Troy Aikman and Woody Harrelson.

“A lot of Texans are hurting right now,” said McConaughey. “After the disaster of the worst freeze here in over 70 years, so many are still without clean water, and unable to repair water damage that has made their homes unlivable. One of my favorite things about Texans is that we like to help ourselves, and while that spirit is still alive and well, a lot of Texans can’t help themselves right now unless we help them. The We’re Texas Virtual Event features an all-star lineup of Texas talent for a night to restore Texas. It’s time.”

Earlier, it was reported that the actor is flirting with the Texas governor run. Rumours were confirmed when McConaughey appeared on The Tonight Show.

With regard to running for governor, the actor said, "It's something I'm giving consideration. Absolutely. What an honorable thing to even be able to consider. I'm no further than that right now, Sir."

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