In order to bring relief to the victims of the floods in Tennessee, Loretta Lynn got some friends together to play some good country music. There were so many stars there to help support relief efforts. Lynn was personally affected by the floods as well. Her ranch foreman and good friend, Wayne Spears passed away in the floods. Hometown Rising looked like a great event.
There were so many great performances from some of the biggest stars in the country. With no way to pinpoint the best part of the show, Lynn shared a video. Over on Twitter, she shared her feelings about the show.
Loretta Lynn couldn’t have planned a better event. Reba, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Keith Urban, and so many others helped. Performing and making impassioned pleas for assistance and help. In the short one-minute video that Lynn shared, there are performances by those artists as well as others.
It appears that Breland got in on the action singing alongside Keith Urban. Country music really came together over the last month in order to help out the victims of these floods. While Loretta Lynn’s Friends Hometown Rising benefit concert brought together a large group of stars, there was another relief concert the same week. Morgan Wallen got his friends together as well and raised a whole bunch of money for relief funds.
Loretta Lynn & Morgan Wallen Raise Money for Flood Victims
While they did not do so in conjunction, both Loretta Lynn and Morgan Wallen got a bunch of country music artists together for a great cause. When the pictures and videos came out from Tennessee, it was unbelievable. Middle Tennessee has its fair share of streams and rivers, and they flooded in a hurry. It was devastating and those affected are going to need plenty of help.
Wallen was able to get his friends together including HARDY, Dierks Bentley, and Cole Swindell. Over at Marathon Music Works on the 8th, they rocked the stage and were able to get a ton of money raised. Tickets sold out almost immediately and the event was super successful.
By the time it was all said and done, the event raised over $725,000 for flood victims. Relief efforts are underway and with that money, plus the funds raised from Loretta Lynn and friends, country music helped raise a whole lotta relief. It was wonderful seeing the country music world come together to support those that needed support and bring some reprieve to the people suffering.