Country Music legend, Willie Nelson, who still maintains a home in Abbott located just outside the small town of West, is set to host a benefit concert for the victims of Wednesday's fertilizer plant explosion.

The native Texan was already scheduled to head home to Austin, April 28th, for his 80th birthday celebration and concert, but now the trip will serve a dual purpose.

Nelson told CMT Crossroads:

Our hearts and prayers go out to the people of West,” Nelson said in an interview before taping a CMT Crossroads special in Nashville. “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 OK, and some of them didn’t. But they’re strong and they’ll be back. It’s one of those things you don’t get over. But you will get through it.

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