CMT To Air Hurricane Harvey Telethon

Blake Shelton and George Strait will represent country music in a nationwide telethon to benefit victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Staged live from Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry, Times Square in New York and the Universal Studios lot in Los Angeles, Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief serves to unify the nation to raise funds, spirits and help rebuild Texas in the wake of unprecedented devastation.

Joining Blake and King George during the hour-long special will be Beyoncé, Matt Lauer, Matthew McConaughey, Julia Roberts, Ryan Seacrest, Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and many.

The telethon will conclude with a finale performance from King George live from his Harvey relief benefit concert at San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre.

Additional acts are to be announced.

In addition to airing on CMT, the multi-network event will also be streamed internationally via Facebook and Twitter starting at 8 p.m. ET during the first broadcast.

Watch Hand in Hand: A Benefit for Hurricane Harvey Relief Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET with a re-airing at 8 p.m. PT on the West Coast.

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