“A Night for Austin” Benefit Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt & More

“A Night for Austin” Benefit Concert to Feature Willie Nelson, Paul Simon, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt & More

Where there’s a Willie, there’s a way.

Willie Nelson and wife Annie Nelson are teaming with Paul Simon and Edie Brickell to organize A Night for Austin, a fundraising event on June 10 at 8 p.m. CT to benefit the Austin Community Foundation.

The two-hour, commercial-free, telethon-style fundraiser will benefit the Austin Community Foundation in Austin, Texas, which, like much of the country, has suffered from the COVID-19 closures. Austin is known as the Live Music Capital of the World for his plethora of live shows on any given night.

The fundraiser will feature performances from Paul Simon, Willie Nelson, James Taylor, Vince Gill, Bonnie Raitt, Ryan Bingham, and more, with appearances by Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Woody Harrelson, Owen Wilson and more.

All proceeds will be managed by the Austin Community Foundation to be distributed directly to MusiCares Austin, HAMM, Central Texas Food Bank, Six Square, Southern Smoke Foundation, Red River Cultural District, and People Fund.

The event will be live-streamed at 8 p.m. CT on anightforaustin.com and on Twitch TV, as well as televised on CBS Austin.

Full Lineup: Paul Simon, Edie Brickell, Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Shawn Colvin, John Hiatt, Jerry Douglas, Bonnie Raitt and Boz Scaggs, Ryan Bingham, Black Pumas, Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Augie Meyers with Los Texmaniacs, Flaco Jiménez with Los Texmaniacs, Patty Griffin, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nelson, Lukus Nelson, Gary Clark Jr., Britt Daniel (Spoon), Jimmie Vaughan and The Tilt-a-Whirl Band, David Ramirez, Charlie Sexton with Doyle Bramhall II, Terry Allen, Norah Jones, James Taylor, Ethan Hawke, Renée Zellweger, Woody Harrelson, and Owen Wilson.

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson