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 Clemens, Susan 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.