Thursday, April 12, at ACL Live; Tickets on Sale Friday, March 2 at 10:00AM CST

AUSTIN, TEXAS (FEBRUARY 27, 2018) – Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and Texas coaching legend Mack Brown, announced today that Grammy Award-winning band Dixie Chicks will headline the 2018 MJ&M Gala on Thursday, April 12, 2018, at Austin City Limits (ACL) Live at The Moody Theater.

Tickets are on sale Friday, March 2 at 10:00AM CST and available to the public at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1652770?utm_source=artist

Dixie Chicks — Natalie Maines, Emily Strayer, and Martie Maguire — are an American country, multi-platinum selling act. They have received thirteen Grammy awards over the years. Selling over 30 million albums and $100 million worth of concert tickets, the trio is the biggest selling all-female band in the U.S. Both albums Wide Open Spaces (1998) and Fly (1999) achieved diamond status, hitting the landmark of 10 million copies sold. They are known for their outspoken songs such as “Goodbye, Earl,” “There’s Your Trouble,” and “Not Ready to Make Nice,” as well as emotional hits like “Cowboy Take Me Away” and “Without You,” both of which topped Billboard’s country music chart at No. 1.

Matthew McConaughey said, “The Dixie Chicks are incredible artists and we are looking forward to their performance.”

Jack Ingram added, “Every year the music at MJ&M just gets better and better and this year is certainly no exception. We are honored to have the Dixie Chicks headline the gala concert.”

“It's always fun to play in Texas and supporting this incredible charity event which empowers kids and saves lives, is an opportunity we are inspired to be a part of,” said Natalie Maines, lead vocalist of Dixie Chicks.

Mack Brown said, “The Dixie Chicks are so generous to support MJ&M with their incredible talent. Sally and I can’t wait to host them at MJ&M.”

The event will benefit organizations dedicated to children’s education, health, and wellness, including CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation, and The Rise School of Austin.

The sixth annual MJ&M two-day event will continue on Friday, April 13, with a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. Simultaneously, MJ&M will host a fashion show and luncheon at JW Marriott with featured designs by Alice + Olivia. Friday wraps up with the Jack & Friends concert with performances by Patty Griffin, Butch Walker, John Fullbright, and more.

This year’s sponsors include Allstate, American Airlines, American Campus Communities, Covert Cadillac, H-E-B, Maserati, Nike, Roku, and The Mrs.

For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey, or to sign up to receive further announcements about the 2018 event, please visit http://mackjackandmcconaughey.com/.


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Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, is a two-day event filled with music, golf, fashion, and fun. Previous MJ&M gala headliners include Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, and Sheryl Crow. The gala is followed by a jam-packed day with a golf tournament held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show that has previously featured Jason Wu, Veronica Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka, and Lela Rose. The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter lineup of talent unmatched by any other event. Jimmy Kimmel previously hosted the evening event, and past performers include Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Lyle Lovett, and dozens of the biggest names in music.