AUSTIN, TX (CelebrityAccess) — On Monday night, a benefit concert headlined by country music legend George Strait helped to raise more than $1.5 million for hurricane relief efforts.
The concert, hosted by Discovery Land Company Foundation and Driftwood Golf & Ranch Club in support of Abaco Relief at ACL Live in Austin, was intended to help people pick up the pieces in the wake of Hurricane Dorian which hit the Bahamas as an unusually intense Category 5 storm in late August.
A frequent visitor to the Bahamas, Strait partnered with the Discovery Land Company Foundation to help raise money for recovery efforts after Dorian inflicted an estimated $4.5bn in damages.
Strait’s Ace in the Hole Band backed him up for his entire set during the concert, which also included an opening set by Patty Griffin and an auction that contributed to the overall fundraising total.
Fans can continue to help raise funds by purchasing the exclusive t-shirt which Strait wore on stage throughout the night. The shirt design features a play on his chart-topping song “Ocean Front Property” together with the colors of the Bahamian flag.
All proceeds benefit Abaco Relief.