Parker McCollum raised funds for those affected by the Texas storms on Sunday, March 21 during the We’re Texas fundraiser, which was organized by Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves McConaughey. Performing his breakout hit “Pretty Heart,” McCollum played an acoustic guitar branded with his Texas area code.
The track earned McCollum his first-ever No. 1 single. “Just a kid from Conroe, TX who dreamed about playing country music now has the #1 song in the country this week,” McCollum previously said. “No beer songs or dirt roads or trucks or nothin. Just honest songwriting. We did it our way! Best fans in the world made it happen! THANK YOU!”
“Pretty Heart” was co-written by McCollum alongside Randy Montana and is the lead single from his debut EP, Hollywood Gold.
Watch the performance below.
We’re Texas also featured performances by Texas natives’ Charlie Sexton, Clint Black, Gary Clark Jr., George Strait, Kacey Musgraves, 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.