Country Music & Willie Nelson Doing the Most Good

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Courtesy of WillieNelson.com

5/16/2013 Marquette, Michigan — It never amazes me how country music does the most good! Recently, Willie Nelson Raised more than $120,000 for West, Texas Explosion Relief. Willie Nelson recently turned 80 years old, so this fit in perfectly with his birthday celebration!

Willie Nelson turned his 80th birthday bash into a fundraiser and gathered over $120,000 to benefit two towns devastated by the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The singer’s representatives presented two checks to separate parties on Monday (May 13th).

The West Volunteer Fire Department received a check for $81,000 while the town of Abbott, Texas (Nelson’s hometown) received about $40,000. Fourteen people were killed and over 200 injured when an explosion occurred on the evening of April 17th. The cause of the blast has not been revealed, but Texas law enforcement said on Friday that they’ll be launching a full criminal investigation of the explosion.

-Eric Scott

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