Kacey Musgraves Raises Money for Texas Charities Amid the Winter Storm


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Kacey Musgraves began selling shirts with the words “CRUZIN FOR A BRUZIN” stamped on them as a way to help out Texans who had suffered from power outages and the loss of water while also calling out Sen. Ted Cruz for his inexcusable trip to Cancún, Mexico. She was able to raise over $100,000. Photo courtesy of @KaceyMusgraves

As millions of Texans struggle to regain power and clean water during the aftermath of Winter Storm Uri, many celebrities and political figures have reached out to show their support and provide help and resources to those in dire need. Grammy-winning country star Kacey Musgraves began selling t-shirts with the words “CRUZIN FOR A BRUZIN” stamped on them as a way to contribute while also calling out Sen. Ted Cruz for his inexcusable trip to Cancún, Mexico as his constituents suffered through the extreme weather. Although he claimed to only attend the short getaway to drop his daughters off, his job as a Senator should have been his main priority. His inexplicable actions caused millions of Texans days of angst, anger, and sorrow. Upon his arrival back in Texas on Thursday, Feb. 18, Cruz told reporters that his trip was “obviously a mistake” but he was just “trying to be a dad.”

“With school canceled for the week, our girls asked to take a trip with friends,” Cruz said in a statement on Thursday afternoon after cutting the trip short and heading back to his home state. “Wanting to be a good dad, I flew down with them last night and am flying back this afternoon. My staff and I are in constant communication with state and local leaders to get to the bottom of what happened in Texas. We want our power back, our water on, and our homes warm. My team and I will continue using all our resources to keep Texans informed and safe.”

Prior to selling t-shirts in order to raise money for Texans, Musgraves tweeted “*makes ‘CRUZIN FOR A BRUZIN’ tees * donates profits to Texans in need.” An hour later, she replied saying “Link coming soon. Don’t RUN OFF anywhere…” A few hours later, Musgraves tweeted out a link to her shop with the shirts for sale saying “Texas is cold, I can be cold,” as a play on lyrics with her hit song Slow Burn. T-shirts were available to purchase for $29.99. As of Friday morning, Musgraves had raised over $50,000.

“Life gave us lemons and I’m honestly just here innocently serving lemonade,” Musgraves tweeted in response to a fan remarking on her acknowledging Cruz’s trip.

According to her website, the profits would directly support several organizations including Feed The People Dallas, Casa Marianella, and the American Red Cross of Central & South Texas. The order cut-off date ended on Sunday, Feb. 21, and t-shirts will ship in March.

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