Call it a modern-day Mount Rushmore in Texas -- and a bipartisan one, at that -- for the sake of disaster relief.
All five of America's living ex-presidents will gather for a rare joint appearance at a hurricane relief concert at Oct. 21 at Texas A&M’s Reed Arena.
Former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter will attend.
The “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” concert is being staged by the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation.
Ticket sales and other proceeds will go to the special hurricane recovery effort launched by the ex-presidents.
The show will feature:
--Grammy winners and producers of 43 number-one hits, Alabama..
--Texas legends The Gatlin Brother.
--Four-time Grammy winner Lyle Lovett.
--Robert Earl Keen.
--Legendary Grammy-award winning, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer "Soul Man" Sam Moore.
--Gospel legend Yolanda Adams.
--Season-three winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” Cassadee Pope.
--Rising country artist Stephanie Quayle, who Rolling Stone Country calls one of the “Ten New Country Music Artists You Need to Know.”
Country music star Lee Greenwood will emcee the event.
Tickets are on sale at https://bush41.org/deep-from-the-heart.
The One America Appeal was launched Sept. 7 when all five living former presidents aired a joint PSA on the NFL’s regular season opening broadcast and launched a website accepting tax-deductible donations at OneAmericaAppeal.org.
Originally, the former presidents were inspired to come together in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, which unleashed devastating flooding that threatened hundreds of thousands of Texans — and spurred thousands of first responders and neighbors into action. The effort has since expanded twice to include recovery efforts in Florida from Hurricane Irma, and in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from Hurricane Maria.
A special restricted account has been established through the George H. W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation to collect and distribute donations to every dollar given goes to assist hurricane victims. Donations will be distributed to:
Houston Harvey Relief Fund, focusing on the greater Houston region Rebuild Texas Fund, assisting hurricane-ravaged communities across the state Florida Disaster Fund Juntos y Unidos Por Puerto Rico, launched by First Lady Beatriz Rossello and a private sector coalition The Fund for the Virgin Islands