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Wille Nelson to Perform Benefit Concert for Texas Explosion Victims

Those affected by this week's Texas explosion are getting some assistance "on the road" to recovery.

Beloved country legend Willie Nelson known for his hit song "On the Road Again" is set to perform a benefit concert for those affected by the explosion at a fertilizer plant in Texas, according to First Coast News.

The singer still maintains a home in Abottt, Texas, which is only five miles north of the town where the explosion took place on April 17.

The number of deaths from the blast is still unknown, although more than 160 people were injured in the devastating event.

"Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of West," Willie says. "There are a lot of our friends and loved ones and neighbors down there. We talked to some of them and some of them made it out okay, and some of them didn't. But they're strong and they'll be back.

Willie understands the pain of such a tragedy.

"It's one of those things you don't get over," he continues. "But you will get through it."

The concert will take place on April 28th in Austin. Willie has lived in Austin since 1971 when he's not busy touring.

The concert had been planned as a celebration for his 80th birthday, and now it will also raise money for the victims.

Bravo, Willie!

Source: First Coast News

04.20.2013 / 05:12 AM EDT by Ryan Gajewski
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