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Clay Walker gives a deadly disease the boot in wild House of Blues night that draws Texans and a Clemens

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75 Debbie Clemens, from left, Susan Plank, Clay Walker and Megan Sutton-Reed at Bands Against MS
Debbie Clemens, from left, Susan Plank, Clay Walker and Megan Sutton-Reed at the Bands Against MS fundraiser. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
350 Clay Walker at Bands Against MS
Clay Walker headlines the "Givining MS The Boot" fundraiser.  Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
313 Laurel Blando, left, and Kristie Sullivan at Bands Against MS
Laurel Blando, left, and Christie Sullivan at the "Giving MS the Boot" fundraiser. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
211 Tama Klosek, from left, Stephanie Cockrell, Debbie Festari and Joanna Marks at Bands Against MS
Tama Klosek, from left, Stephanie Cockrell, Debbie Festari and Joanna Marks at Bands Against MS. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
115 Brad Marks, from left, Chris Reed and Mike Plank at Bands Against MS
Brad Marks, from left, Chris Reed and Mike Plank at "Giving MS the Boot" benefiting Bands Against MS. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
67 Paul and Kristina Somerville, from left, with Clay Walker at Bands Against MS
Honoree Paul Somerville and his bride Kristina Somerville,  with Clay Walker, right,  at Bands Against MS. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
173 Brittney and Max Tribble at Bands Against MS
Brittney and Max Tribble at Bands Against MS. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
362 programs at Bands Against MS
Programs at Bands Against MS. Photo by © Fulton Davenport/PWL Studio
75 Debbie Clemens, from left, Susan Plank, Clay Walker and Megan Sutton-Reed at Bands Against MS
350 Clay Walker at Bands Against MS
313 Laurel Blando, left, and Kristie Sullivan at Bands Against MS
211 Tama Klosek, from left, Stephanie Cockrell, Debbie Festari and Joanna Marks at Bands Against MS
115 Brad Marks, from left, Chris Reed and Mike Plank at Bands Against MS
67 Paul and Kristina Somerville, from left, with Clay Walker at Bands Against MS
173 Brittney and Max Tribble at Bands Against MS
362 programs at Bands Against MS

Since his diagnosis with Multiple Sclerosis in 1996, country singing star Clay Walker has been valiantly fighting the disease and waging a campaign to raise funds for research through his non-profit Band Against MS or BAMS. That effort came home to Houston when he headlined the "Giving MS the Boot" fundraiser at House of Blues.

With 11 No. 1 country hits under his belt and more than 10 million albums sold, Walker had no trouble rounding up an enthusiastic boot-scootin' crowd for the country-themed party that raised more than $230,000. With Debbie ClemensSusan Plank and Megan Sutton-Reed at the helm, a high-style turnout was all but guaranteed. 

Among them were Houston Texans Matt Schaub with wife Laurie and Owen Daniels with wife Angela and the evening's honoree Paul Somerville, accompanied by his bride Kristina Hornberger Somerville.

Two-steppin' to the familiar Walker tunes, chowing on barbecue and soaking up the suds was the lively crowd that included Chris Reed, Mike Plank, Christie and Mark Sullivan, Katie and A.J. Brass, Faith and Lee Majors, Brittnay and Max Tribble and Melissa and Michael Mithoff.

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