Matthew McConaughey and ‘We’re Texas’ Virtual Concert and Fundraiser

KUTX Host Jody Denberg spends “quality time” with the Academy Award winning actor to chat about everything from the ‘We’re Texas’ benefit and motivation to give back, to his current University of Texas teaching gig, and yes, inquiring minds want to know, IS MATTHEW RUNNING FOR GOVERNOR?!

Jody Denberg and Matthew McConaughey full KUTX interview

UT Professor of Practice, Matthew McConaughey and wife Camila Alves-McConaughey put together a lineup as big as Texas for the ‘We’re Texas’ virtual concert and storm relief fundraiser. The winter storm, named Uri, left millions of us Texans without electricity or water in record breaking cold weather and many are still facing the ramifications of that storm.

Streaming Sunday, March 21 at 7p central on McConaughey’s YouTube channel (or on your TV at Spectrum News channel 1), performances include Willie Nelson, Gary Clark Jr, Leon Bridges, George Straight, Kelly Clarkson, Kacey Musgraves, Khalid, Lyle Lovett, Post Malone and presenters like Renee Zellweger, Jennifer Garner, Troy Aikman, Woody Harrelson, along with fellow Texans telling their stories of surviving the storm. “It’s going to be more of a revival than a sob show,” says McConaughey. “One of the great things – every story we found of people in real need on the ground in Texas – nobody was laying down. Everybody was working their backsides off trying to recuperate, trying to restore their life, but they just didn’t have the means to do so.”

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation Texas Relief Fund, which has been supporting the Austin Disaster Relief Network, Meals on Wheels Central Texas, the Salvation Army of Texas, Save the Children, Team Rubicon Disaster Response and the St. Bernard Project’s Winter Storm Response. You may donate at or text TEXAS to 20222 to give a one-time $10 donation.

Host: Jody Denberg
Producer: Deidre Gott

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