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United State of Texas – Hurricane Benefit Concert

United State of Texas – Hurricane Benefit Concert


It’s almost time for the United States of Texas Benefit Concert! This Saturday, July 16th Mark McKinney and friends are throwing a special concert to benefit the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Port Aransas, TX.  This little town is on the waterfront off the Gulf of Mexico, and was nearly destroyed by the hurricane.

The lineup alone should make for a great night. A little highlight of the list of performers:

Both headlining and producing the show, is country artist, Mark McKinney. Fresh off of a new album release, “World In Between”, his latest release has been getting serious radio play; notably the bluesy single “Bridge”.  With over three albums on his roster already, “World In Between” is a slight contrast to his previous works, but still brings that country passion and rock edge. Country radio has already started to play “Bridge” in rotation, and his show at the benefit will surely not disappoint.

Next up is the Ray Johnston Band who #GoesGoodWith Texas! Those who enjoyed the Ray Johnston Band’s last album may be wary that their EP, #GoesGoodWith, contains what may be the first social media-ready album title from the country music realm. These six songs find the band with their most sonically fit work to date. Its the type of music that sounds just right at that honky tonk around the corner.

Although one of our favorite tracks of theirs is from an older album – the song “Keep It Rollin” is really something special in our opinion – the Ray Johnston Band is another reason why people look to Texas if their tastes in country is more towards George Strait than Keith Urban.

Judson Cole Band rocks any stage they step onto.  Frontman Judson Cole can usually be found playing a host of instruments – acoustic and electric guitar, harmonica, sometimes bass, and even, occasionally a little banjo. Rylee Ramos handles drums and percussion, Bobby Schuyler lays down lead guitar and harmony vocals, mixing in some bass and keys from time to time, Kory Rogers on keys and sing harmonies, and Adrian Guillen on bass guitar.

These guys are so proud to be part of the Texas Country music scene, which is why they are perfect to support this tight knit community and benefit show.

Jake Ward’s  live show is nothing short of a joyful performance. Ward displays an astonishing vocal range and songwriting skills that shine through in his live performance. The guy has some serious pipes!  Paul Teltschik is an outstanding young lead guitarist whose repertoire of lead solos tend to draw standing ovations. Jake Ward’s band is tight, disciplined, and the perfect compliment to Jake’s style.

Sarah Hobbs is the next songstress on the bill. From humble beginnings in Jefferson, to attending college at Texas A&M University-Commerce, she’s now making a name for herself as a strong voiced, independent Texas singer and songwriter. Hobbs opened for Hickory Hill’s winter bluegrass show at Music City Texas.   Sarah brings a nice musical bridge between traditional and modern country, and with writing and performing her own material, she puts her heart on the stage at every show.

Kylie Rae Harris brings a soulful sound full of personal experiences and deep songs to the stage. Her beauty and grace leaves anyone who sees her simply enchanted.  Kylie can sing harmonies that make old bluegrass guys, gospel singers, and big-time musicians stop and grin. She can pick up the guitar and play by ear exceptionally well, and can write a song that sounds unlike anything else you’re used to in typical country.   A mother of one, and a rockstar in training, Kylie is sure to bring joy to your ears.

Last but not least on the bill is Miss Adrian Johnston of McKinney, Texas who currently resides in Dallas, Texas. She is no stranger to opening up for Mark McKinney, and her sweet voice makes for a great addition to any show.

Now with all this great music, it is certainly worth the small ticket price. But lets not forget that this is all for a great cause!

If you are not local to Texas and can’t attend the show physically, but you still want to help, there is still plenty of options.

Below we’ve listed six simple steps to help make a big impact for those in need, wherever you are in the world.

Six Easy Ways to Help with the Hurricane Harvey Benefit Effort:

1). Spread the Word! Don’t have money to donate? Can’t get out to the benefit show? No worries — you can still help by just getting the word out, attached are graphics that you can use as your social media backdrops, a flyer you can post, and links you can share out! Share the images included in this article and help spread the word! The more people who help us get the word out, the more help we can give this devastated community.

2). Share Your Story! Did you go to Texas to help? Are you from the area and your town is effected? Send us in your story, photos, footage, or testimonial — let us help get the word out!

3). Post on Social Media! We are working hard to get the word out quickly and you can help. Do you have a blog or newsletter? Have a YouTube channel? We encourage everyone to post about this while sharing this link: www.StateOfTexasBenefit.com.

4). Make a Video! Are you an internet celebrity, musician, artist, or celebrity? We would love a little video from you that we can post out through our channels encouraging more people to help or donate!

5). Donate Items to the Auction and/or Raffle! We’re looking for things of value to add to our raffle and auction that will be held at the benefit on September 16th. Are you a celebrity and can send us a signed photo or piece of memorabilia, do you have celebrity friends? Help us out! Do you have something else in mind that would be great for the auction or raffle? You can mail items to:

Hurricane Harvey Benefit

6117 York Bridge Circle

Austin Texas 78749

6). Donate $ to the Cause! Buy some music!! All proceeds from the downloads and merchandise of participating artists on http://www.GetConquer.com for the next TWO WEEKS will go to the devastated community of Port Aransas!

Hurricane Harvey has destroyed a lot of property but it’s up to all of us to rally together and help support the people who’ve lost so much!

If you are headed to the benefit, we hope you enjoy the show, and be sure to come back and comment below and let us know how you liked it!


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