FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) _ Country singer Willie Nelson is riding to the rescue of a financially strapped girls' choir in his home state.

Nelson has agreed sing with several numbers with the 260-member Texas Girls' Choir during an April 4 benefit concert in Fort Worth.

The choir has been trying to raise $200,000 to restore its practice site on the west side of Fort Worth. Most of the building's contents were ruined last summer when a backed-up sewer line caused flooding.

Nelson heard about the choir's predicament from two songwriter friends and agreed to perform for free, according to organizers.

Publicists for Nelson did not return telephone calls Friday from The Associated Press.