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On the same night, George Strait is hosting a concert in San Antonio, Texas, featuring Miranda Lambert, Chris Stapleton and more, and portions of the show will be featured during the Hand in Hand telethon.

A one-hour hurricane relief benefit originally meant to help Texas victims of Harvey but expanded to help people affected by Irma, is set to air across more than a dozen television networks Tuesday night. Proceeds from the telethon will benefit United Way of Greater Houston, Habitat for Humanity, Save the Children, Direct Relief, Feeding Texas and The Mayor's Fund for Hurricane Harvey Relief (administered by the Greater Houston Community Fund) through the Hand in Hand Hurricane Relief Fund managed by Comic Relief USA.

Oprah Winfrey, Robert De Niro, Dwayne Johnson and George Clooney are just a few of the other big name celebrities who'll be showing up to support the benefit on a nationwide scale. Houston rap artist Bun B and Scooter Braun, a Hollywood talent manager and founder of SB Projects, are the organizers.

A Benefit for Hurricane Relief today announced additional beneficiaries in the wake of Hurricane Irma's devastation. Phone and text lines will be announced at the beginning of the broadcast, available on at 8PM ET, and then again at 8PM PT, on CMT, ABC, CBS, Fox and NBC. A live performance from Strait's benefit is expected to be shown during the telethon. Live streaming options will be available in both the U.S. and internationally via AOL.com, Apple Music, ATTN:, Facebook, HuffPost, Twitter, YouTube and Yahoo.com starting at 8:00pmEDT during the first broadcast.

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