AUSTIN — A lineup of Texas legends brought a sellout crowd at this week's country music mega-concert, raising $725,000 for victims of the recent wildfires.
More than a dozen performers, including Willie Nelson, George Strait and the Dixie Chicks, helped sell out the Frank Erwin Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
A check was presented Thursday to the Austin Community Foundation to help with the long-term recovery of the Central Texas communities ravaged by fire.
A fire that started Sept. 4 in Bastrop County destroyed at least 1,500 homes and left two people dead. It was the most devastating of the numerous wildfires that have scorched some 6,000 square miles in Texas in nearly a year.
Flaco Jimenez, Asleep at the Wheel and Lyle Lovett also performed.