George Strait talks about Hurricane Harvey relief concert

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The show will also be available internationally via live stream on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter starting at 8:00pmEST during the first broadcast. Viewers will be able to donate via text, online and by phone; proceeds will benefit the United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and the Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Scooter Braun was part of the team that put this event together along with Bun B. It was Bun B who thought of the idea to have a telethon while he was thinking of ways to help his Texas community. It will start at 5 p.m. California time, but will be tape-delayed for broadcast at 8 p.m. on the West Coast.

"As one of the largest communications providers in the world, Verizon is in a unique position with both the people and network that make all the difference in the recovery and rebuilding efforts", said John Stratton, executive vice president and president of Global Operations at Verizon. Norah O'Donnell of CBS This Morning will also participate. The ABC networks held a "day of giving" that has raised more than $15 million, and singers Paul Simon and Edie Brickell pledged $1 million.

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We want to let you know about an event happening this Friday, September 15, to help victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

The event will air from Los Angeles and will have stages from NY and Nashville, Tennessee.

The one-hour special will be based in Los Angeles with stages in New York, Nashville and San Antonio, where George Strait will be doing a benefit concert at the Majestic Theatre. The next step was getting in touch with people "who could get the most eyes and ears on what we were trying to get done".

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