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Musicians perform to benefit Texas plant victims

WEST, Texas (AP) -- Musicians are working to help a Texas town decimated in a deadly fertilizer plant explosion.

Officials with the Texas Thunder Festival announced Monday that next month's performances will benefit emergency responders and schools in West, where 14 people were killed in a blast on April 17.

Performers include the Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, the Casey Donahew Band, the Josh Abbott Band and Stoney LaRue. The festival will be held May 17-19 in Gardendale, near Odessa.

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Ten first responders were among those killed in the explosion that left about 200 people hurt. Two others killed fighting the fire were posthumously memorialized as first responders.

Country great Willie Nelson performed Sunday in the Austin area to benefit the West Volunteer Fire Department. Nelson grew up in nearby Abbott.

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Apr 30, 2013 11:35AM

Thank you for Helping those in west Texas

and the areas they need in the care` 

As many have family of relatives& friends)


~ Lets just wish them all well within kind words

As they need more time to finish the efforts to rebuild!

thanks so much to find ways to give them comfort`amen~


Apr 30, 2013 7:05AM
This makes me very proud to be a texan! My favorite artists all comin together for something that hit home for me, love it. Texas strong.
Apr 30, 2013 2:27AM
Texans supporting Texans...proud to be one.
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