An impressive lineup of country music superstars unite next month in Nashville to raise money for victims of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose and Maria in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and other Caribbean islands. The benefit concert, called ‘Country Rising: Nashville Gives For Hurricane Relief’ will take place at the Bridgestone Arena on November 12.
Live Nation and AEG are the concert’s official promoters, alongside VIP experience experts CID Entertainment, Bridgestone Arena and the Nashville Predators. Performing artists include Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Garth Brooks, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood. Additional artists are expected to join this already all-star lineup in the weeks leading up to the show, according to the concert’s site.
The Country Rising website states: “Country Rising will benefit The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 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.”
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennesse describes itself as “a leader in philanthropy for more than 25 years, bringing good people and good causes together in 43 counties in Middle Tennessee and Kentucky. Our donors come from every corner of the community to achieve their charitable goals and impact a broad range of needs”.
Tickets for this star-studded benefit concert were originally scheduled to go on sale this Friday, October 6 on Ticketmaster. Country Rising announced yesterday that on-sale is postponed “in light of the horrific tragedy in Las Vegas and out of respect for its victims”. Stay updated on how to donate to The Community Foundation and how to buy tickets to Country Rising in Nashville on www.countryrising.org.