According to this, the Love and War in Texas benefit show for Rusty Wier was a success. With a heavy lineup of bands and singers including Eleven Hundred Springs, Darryl Lee Rush, Max Stalling and a heck of a lot more, the show was able to raise just more than 10K for Wier's medical expenses. The Austin-based country crooner was diagnosed with cancer earlier this month and the Health Update on his Web site states that he started chemotherapy in mid-November.
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The sentimental night was also the unveiling of Love and War's first Lifetime Achievement Award honoring notable Texans "who spends their life time contributing positively to Texas." Befittingly, the first award went to Wier. A video of the ceremony is supposed to be here, but my computer wasn't having much luck with the link. So instead, we couldn't resist posting this video of his song "The Pussy Ain't Worth the Pain." Don't be offended. He says it's about a cat. -- Rich Lopez