Leon Bridges announced on Wednesday that he would be playing at the same Beto O’Rourke rally that Willie Nelson will be performing at, reports The Hill.
Bridges, a soul singer from Fort Worth, Texas, best known for his song “Coming Home” will be performing at the rally in Austin on September 29. Just last week, Texas country music legend Willie Nelson announced that he would be performing at the event as well, and has received a lot of criticism from Texas conservatives for doing so, as previously reported by the Inquisitr.
In a Facebook post, Bridges, wearing a T-Shirt saying “Beto for Senate”, posed for a picture as he made the announcement. He also detailed his excitement that Nelson would also be performing at the event and, described O’Rourke as a friend before going on to encourage his fans to vote.
“Elections are coming up – so make sure you exercise your right to vote. Texas Forever.”
Nelson’s place on the bill has undoubtedly attracted a lot of attention, but Bridges’ upcoming performance has elevated the level of excitement even further. Bridges has proved popular in the city of Austin, with Austin 360 pointing out that Bridges had sold out two nights at ACL Live, one of the most prestigious music venues in the city.
The bill for the event will include other Texas music stars Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez, and Tameca Jones, along with Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah.
Such a big rally will garner the attention of the media outlets throughout the state and nationwide, and garnering that much press could help O’Rourke in what has been a tight campaign. Texas is rarely considered to be a toss-up state, let alone a state that Democrats could win, but that does not seem to be the case in this election.
O’Rourke has been closing in on current senator Ted Cruz, and one poll even had the Democrat leading by two points, as reported the Inquisitr.
Cruz will also be holding a rally come this October, in an effort to fight back against what has been an impressive campaign from O’Rourke. After campaigning against President Donald Trump throughout the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, Cruz has now called on his former rival to help out on the campaign. Trump has responded to the call, coming out to Texas to hold a rally for Cruz.
Admission to the O’Rourke rally is free but requires registering at O’Rourke’s website in advance.