Historic Hurricane Brings Texas’ Music Artists Together

‘After the hurricane, I expected Houston to get support from the big organizations who handle disaster relief. I didn’t expect to see so much love coming from the Dallas area. I was surprised when I saw all the trucks from DFW.’ – Z-RO

Today, September 15th, at 5:00pm CST Texas 2Gether, a 16-Texas-artist collaboration, will be debuted.

Hurricane Harvey was a historic weather event that wreaked havoc on the entire southern coast of Texas. The Houston area suffered significant damage. As the storm was pummeling Houston with as much as four feet of rain, Houston artist Z-Ro, in his home, unable to leave, was compelled to write Houston 2Gether, a song he penned to provide those hard hit by the hurricane with something uplifting and positive. Houston 2Gether received great praise and fanfare. It is an instant classic.

250 miles north on I-45, the Dallas-Fort Worth area residents were also being compelled to act. Through the news, they were seeing the devastation Harvey had caused. DFW area radio stations 97.9 The Beat and Majic 94.5 partnered with the Texas lawyers at IJustGotHit.com and formed DFW for HTOWN (http://www.DFWforHTOWN.com), a campaign aimed at providing an outlet for DFW area residents to assist those impacted by Hurricane Harvey in Houston. They placed 18-wheelers at Walmart locations in Dallas and Fort Worth. After five days of generous donations from the DFW area, including individuals and corporations, the campaign filled four 18-wheelers.

On Sunday, September 10th, the DFW for HTOWN caravan, accompanied by several DFW area hip-hop artists, left DFW heading South on I-45 towards Houston with thousands of items earmarked specifically for the children and families of the Houston Independent School District. The trip was a symbolic show of support between fellow Texans. Upon arrival, the caravan was met by a large group from Houston area radio stations such as 97.9 The Box and Majic 102.1, along with many Houston-area hip-hop artists, including Z-Ro. Many in Houston were pleasantly surprised by the show of love from their neighbors to the North. Z-Ro said, “After the hurricane, I expected Houston to get support from the big organizations who handle disaster relief. I didn’t expect to see so much love coming…

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