All five living former U.S. presidents are slated to reunite in Texas later this month for a hurricane relief concert featuring major country music stars.
The George H.W. Bush Presidential Library Foundation announced that the five former leaders will appear at the concert Oct. 21 in an effort to raise money for victims of several major hurricanes that have struck Texas and other areas of the U.S. in recent weeks.
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The concert will be emceed by country music star Lee Greenwood and will feature performances from top artists such as The Gatlin Brothers, Lyle Lovett, Cassadee Pope and others.
In a statement, the elder Bush told storm victims around the country that the five former leaders were with them "for the long haul."
"The 43rd president and I, and our distinguished colleagues in this 'One America Appeal,' are very grateful to these wonderful performers — some of them old friends, some of them new — for giving their time and talent to help the urgent cause of hurricane recovery in Texas, Florida, and the Caribbean," Bush 41 said.
"It's important that those affected by these devastating storms know that, even if the path to recovery feels like a road that goes on forever, we're with them for the long haul."
The five former leaders launched the "One America Appeal" last month in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which made landfall in Texas in late August.
“Hurricane Harvey brought terrible destruction — but it also brought out the best in humanity,” Clinton said in a video announcing the effort.
“As former presidents, we wanted to help our fellow Americans begin to recover,” Obama added.