Texas Gov. Rick Perry designated Saturday (Oct. 1) as Neal McCoy Day in the state. In issuing the proclamation, Perry noted, "Neal McCoy personifies the character of the heroes of Texas [and] contributes so much of himself to his community, state and nation." Tracy Lawrence, Daryle Singletary, Kevin Sharp and Leslie Satcher performed at McCoy's 11th annual East Texas Angel Network benefit concert in Longview, Texas, this past weekend. Television personality Jack Hanna also brought an assortment of exotic wildlife. McCoy and his wife, Melinda, founded ETAN to provide financial support for children in the East Texas region with terminal or life-threatening illnesses.