Kacey Musgraves covered Willie Nelson’s GRAMMY-award winning track “On The Road Again” during Matthew McConaughey’s benefit concert dubbed We’re Texas.
“It’s Kacey here and excited to be apart of this, the other night I got a phone call. It was kind of getting late and I don’t answer unknown numbers but for some reason, I did, and it was Matthew [McConaughey].” Musgraves explained. “And he was like ‘hey Kacey, want to be part of this thing I’m doing, it’s gonna be really cool.’ Obviously, it was a ‘hell yes’ from me. I think this is wonderful, anything I can do to support and lend a hand to my wonderful fellow Texans. I’m there for it. I’m all about it.”
Musgraves’ continued, “I really miss my homestate, I miss my homestate, I miss the food, I miss the people. And I miss being on the road.”
“On the Road Again” is a Nelson-penned track that earned Nelson his ninth No. 1 hit.
Watch her performance and more below.
We’re Texas also featured performances by Texas natives’ Charlie Sexton, Clint Black, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Khalid, Kirk Franklin, Leon Bridges, Miranda Lambert, Don Henley, Los Lonely Boys, Lukas Nelson, Lyle Lovett, Parker McCollum, Post Malone, Willie Nelson, Randy Rogers and more.
In addition to the star-studded list of performers, the benefit concert also included special appearances by Angie Harmon, Chip & Joanna Gaines, Clayton Kershaw, Colt McCoy, Dak Prescott, Dr. Phil McGraw, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Garner, Joe Rogan, Jonas Brothers, Jordan Spieth, Liza Koshy, Megan Thee Stallion, Michael Strahan, Renee Zellweger, Selena Gomez, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Troy Aikman and Woody Harrelson.
Proceeds from the concert will be distributed by the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation’s Texas Relief Fund to several non-profit organizations including Austin Disaster Relief Network, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, Salvation Army of Texas, Save the Children, Bernard Project (SBP), Team Rubicon and many more. The funds will be distributed to help Texans affected by the recent winter storm which knocked out power to millions of homes, busted water pipes and numerous people are still without clean water.
Organized by Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves McConaughey, the Texas benefit concert aired on Sunday, March 21 at 8:00 p.m. ET on McConaughey’s YouTube channel or if you a Texas resident, the event aired on Spectrum1.