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Country Rising Hurricane Benefit Planned in Nashville

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Rallying to give back to those in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, the country music industry’s biggest stars have announced plans to participate in a benefit concert on November 12 in Nashville. All proceeds will support those that have been adversely affected by recent hurricanes in these areas as well as the Caribbean islands.

Country Rising Hurricane Benefit Planned for Nashville

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The event will be held at the Bridgestone Arena and include performances by Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and the King of Country music, George Strait. VIP packages and general event tickets will go on sale Friday, October 6 at 10 a.m. CT via Ticketmaster. More artists will be added to the lineup and additional details for the event will be announced in the coming weeks at the CountryRising.org website.

Country Rising Hurricane Benefit Planned for Nashville

Photo: Facebook/Jason Aldean

Funds from this event will be collected and distributed by The Country Rising Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was developed in support of charitable initiatives that would directly benefit victims of the storms that occurred over the course of September 2017. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Jose, and Maria left a swath of devastation whose effects have yet to be completely tallied as well as rebounded from. The process of rebuilding homes and lives following this devastation will continue in the long-term. However, it is hoped that even a dent in the immediate needs of residents can be made through events and supports such as this.

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Music Row Magazine