Loretta Lynn Calls On Garth Brooks And Trisha Yearwood For Benefit Show
Loretta Lynn has announced a superb all-star lineup for a Tennessee Flood Benefit Concert at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville. Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan and Luke Combs are among the performers taking the stage on Monday, September 13, with more to be announced.
Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising benefit concert will raise funds for those in Middle Tennessee who were affected by flooding that ravaged the area on August 21 after more than 15 inches of rain fell in six hours. The flash flooding that followed in Dickson and Humphreys counties killed 20 people, including Wayne Spears, the longtime foreman of the Lynn family ranch. Hundreds of homes were destroyed and Lynn’s ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee was among the flooded properties.
Money from the next concert will go directly to the United Way of Humphreys County.
“I am so honored that so many of our friends are coming together to show so much love to our neighbors and our community after such a devastating loss,” Lynn said in a press release. “You know, we’ve all needed help from time to time, and that’s why when we can give back, we do. “
Tickets for the Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising benefit concert go on sale Friday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. CT via Opry.com, with prices starting at $ 65. They will be available on a first come, first served basis.
The benefit concert will be broadcast live on Circle Network at 8/7 CT and streamed live on Circle All Access via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
“United Way of Humphreys County has been dedicated to our communities for years and we created the Humphreys County Flood Relief Fund to meet the immediate and long-term needs of all flood victims,” said Executive Director Nioka Curtis. “We had no idea this would be one of the worst floods in our history, but our community will be whole again. UWHC’s goal is to help make this happen as quickly as possible with the help of our generous donors. From security deposits and down payments necessary for people to relocate, to remodeling, replacing clothes and rebuilding their lives, we want to make sure their needs are met and we will continue our fight to make that happen. “
Fans can donate to Flood Aid online or by texting TNFLOODRELIEF at 44321.