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DENISON,TX--- A pair of country music superstars came together tonight to help others. Randy Travis and Larry Gatlin entertained an audience of more than 800 people at the North Texas Regional Airport in Denison during the Four Rivers Outreach Center's 3rd Annual Giving Banquet.

"We're so excited for tonight," Four Rivers Outreach Center Board Member Lanetta Nix said. "This is our third fundraiser and we're especially thrilled tonight because we had 400 attendees at our first one, last year we had 700 and this year we're expecting 800."

The benefit is raising money for the Four Rivers Outreach Center which helps Texomans who are struggling with addiction or homelessness and tonight, dozens of volunteers gave their time to help raise donations for the organization.

"I've been very blessed to be able to do what I love," singer Randy Travis said. "However, regardless of what you do for a living, be it in the entertainment field or if you're just a business person that's become very successful, giving back is what you're supposed to do. I feel very strongly about that."

The benefit is Four River's only fundraiser for the year and is their main source of funding.

"It provides us with operating money so we can keep the program running and keep the doors open," Nix said.

All of the money raised will go towards helping with programs such as life skills classes, GED  and adult literacy programs and job skills programs.