Country music star Clay Walker and an eclectic group of sensational singers and musicians are banding together to perform at a live concert to raise funds for Houstonians whose residences were devastated by the recent floods.
Houston Recovers with Clay Walker & Friends – Live from Lakewood Church will take place Friday, May 20, at the mammoth Lakewood Church on the Southwest Freeway. Doors open at 7 pm and the two-hour concert begins at 8 pm. It will be simulcast on ABC 13, abc13.com and the ABC WATCH app, and on KTSU-FM 90.9 and the SiriusXM Joel Osteen Radio (channel 128).
Walker will be joined by R&B stars Brian McKnight and Regina Belle, Houston gospel queen Yolanda Adams, La Mafia’s Oscar De La Rosa, gospel star CeCe Winans, American Idol finalist Danny Gokey, Houston saxophonist/songwriter Kirk Whalum, and the Houston Children’s Chorus.
Video tributes will come from singer Darius Rucker, The Catch's Mireille Enos, and Grey's Anatomy's Chandra Wilson (both TV stars grew up in Houston and both ABC shows have been renewed for another season), and Houston Symphony conductor Andrés Orozco-Estrada.
Admission is free, while event organizers are encouraging people attending as well as those who watch or listen on various devices to make a contribution to the greater Houston Storm Relief Fund, which provides donations and financial assistance to residents who suffered devastating losses from the recent floods.
In Harris County, there are more than 12,000 homes damaged by the flood (6,851 damaged single family homes and 5,262 apartment units).