Texas All-Stars Benefit Hurricane Relief With ‘Faith in the Water’ [Video Premiere]
Pat Green, Josh Abbott, Cody Johnson, Ray Benson, Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram and more top Texas country music stars have joined together for a new track titled "Faith in the Water' to raise money for Hurricane Harvey relief.
Songwriters Roger Creager and Kyle Hutton penned the song, and a wide range of Texas artists recorded it under the name Texas Red Dirt Choir, releasing it to raise money for the Rebuild Texas Fund. More than 30 musicians teamed to record "Faith in the Water," mostly working at Bismeaux Studios in Austin, while artists who could not attend the session sang their parts in nearby studios. Producer Clayton Corn also added a gospel choir composed of members of his church.
They captured footage of the once-in-a-lifetime recording session and spliced it together with shots of the aftermath of the hurricane for the music video for "Faith in the Water," which is premiering exclusively with Taste of Country.
"In the studio, someone called it the 'We Are the World' of Texas Red Dirt Music and it stuck!" Creager says. "The musicians, production personnel and artists all rallying behind the effort is humbling and inspiring."
According to a press release, the Rebuild Texas Fund "prioritizes the most vulnerable groups in need, focusing on children, the elderly, disabled individuals, and low-income families and communities. Funding goes to organizations working in four focus areas – health and housing; schools and child care; workforce and transportation; and capital for rebuilding small businesses."
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The efforts are in response to the devastation suffered when Hurricane Harvey made landfall in August, leaving ruin in large swaths of the Caribbean before touching down in Texas and Louisiana.
Creager and Hutton teamed with the Texas Music Office and Stay Texas Strong to maximize the awareness and fundraising for the single, which is now available to download or stream online.
Fans can also listen to the song and download it at www.faithinthewater.org. The Texas Red Dirt Choir is asking anyone moved by the song to chip in with a financial contribution to the recovery efforts. One hundred percent of the proceeds from downloads and donations stemming from "Faith in the Water" will go directly to the Rebuild Texas Fund.
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