A massive country music benefit concert is set to take place in Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on November 12th and will feature some of the industry’s biggest stars!
Country Rising: Nashville Gives for Hurricane Relief will help raise money for those affected by 2017’s destructive hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria. The storms collectively destroyed areas of Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and numerous Caribbean islands.
Check out the list below for the superstar lineup of stars that are committed to the event so far. They may be big-name artists, but they have even bigger hearts to set time aside from their busy schedules and unite for a good cause.
Believe it or not, more country stars will partake in this event after finalizing details. An updated lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, making this benefit concert even bigger!
The benefit concert will contribute to the Country Rising Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. It was established to lend a hand to charitable organizations that help the victims of the hurricanes. “In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by these devastating storms, there are immediate needs and there also will be long-term needs. This fund will strategically support both as they emerge,” a press release stated.
Tickets and VIP packages for this event go on sale Friday (Oct. 6) starting at 10AM Central Time. Bridgestone Arena is going to be packed with country stars and even more country music fans that want to enjoy their favorite artists while benefiting a good cause.
This concert isn’t the only thing the country music community is doing to help out in the aftermath of the hurricanes. Many other stars are going above and beyond in other ways to contribute to relief efforts from the devastating storms in August and September.
Texas native and country singer Shooter Jennings released a charity single titled “Do You Love Texas?” The song features backup vocals from other fellow Texans including Kacey Musgraves and Kris Kristofferson. Proceeds from the sale of the track will be donated to the Rebuild Texas fund. To add to it, The Ram Truck brand decided to donate $25,000 to the fund as well.
Give the tune a listen below!
Kenny Chesney set up the Love for Love City Foundation to raise money for rebuilding the Virgin Islands, which is also where he once had a vacation home until the storm tore through. Not only that, but he used his private jet to help two brothers reunite with their mother after they got separated during the storm. Check out the full story here.
George Strait and Chris Stapleton also participated in the Hand in Hand benefit show, joined by Tim McGraw and Blake Shelton. They performed at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio alongside Miranda Lambert. The broadcast raised over $44 million in relief funds. Chris Young also stepped up by creating a GoFundMe page, which raised money for the American Red Cross.
Together, country stars a making a huge impact! Share this update with other country music fans.