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Carly Pearce Will Donate Part of ’29 Tour’ Ticket Sales to Tornado Recovery

by Samantha Whidden
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Following more than 30 tornadoes causing devastation in six states on Friday (December 10th), country singer Carly Pearce announced she is donating part of her “29 Tour” ticket sales to recovery efforts in Kentucky.

In a press release, Carly Pearce spoke about how her home state Kentucky was greatly impacted by the storms. “There are a lot of people from my Kentucky home who are going through a really devastating time right now. With their lives completely changed overnight. So having the opportunity to help with some of the rebuilding is so important to me.”

Carly Pearce, who is from Taylor Mill, Kentucky, is teaming up with PLUS1 so that $1 of every ticket will go towards supporting tornado recovery efforts. The organization is reportedly a trusted partner to more than 200 music industry artists, events, and brands. 

Carly Pearce is also extending her “29 Tour,” with a new round of shows. It will be kicking off in Chattanooga, Tennessee in March 2022. Other tour stops include Louisville, Kentucky; Springfield, Missouri; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Kalamazoo, Michigan. Special guest Hannah Ellis has been added to open the run. Pearce adds, “I’m thrilled to also have my girl Hannah Ellis hit the road with us for these new dates. This will be our second time out together on the road.”

Carly Pearce’s Home State of Kentucky Significantly Impacted By the December Tornadoes

Carly Pearce’s home state was significantly affected by the storms on Friday night. According to the New York Times, the latest death toll in Kentucky was 74. The state’s governor, Andy Beshear stated that he expects that he and his crew will find at least some bodies. At least 100 people are still unaccounted for. 

One of the victims was a two-month-old. Beshear spoke about the little one’s passing by stating, “You want to know how mean this thing is. The community rejoiced to find this child that I believe had even gotten sucked up in the tornado. Being what seemed like OK to only lose the child, what a day and a half after.”

In Mayfield, Kentucky, the Mayfield Consumer Products factory was impacted greatly. More than 100 employees were working in the factory when the storms hit. Only 40 were reportedly rescued from the now leveled factory. Eight have been found dead. 

However, Bob Ferguson, a spokesman for Mayfield Consumer Products, stated on Tuesday that all employees had been accounted for. While the State Police are working to confirm this claim, Beshear said that if the statement is true, everyone has to believe that’s a “miracle” given the complete destruction of the factory.