Morgan Wallen and Friends Charity Concert Sells Out in Less Than 24 Hours

by Matthew Memrick

Morgan Wallen’s quick fundraising concert for Tennessee flood victims sold out in only 24 hours.

The singer Tweeted his thanks to fans for their help.

Hardy, Dierks Bentley, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson, Josh Thompson, Ernest, Ben Burgess, Lathan Warlick, and Jared Mullins are the performers. Theo Von will host the event.

In an Instagram story, Wallen said, “I just wanted to say thank you also in advance to HARDY, Dierks, Cole, Lainey, Ern, Lathan, and Vinny B for coming out to support me on this.”

Tickets for the Marathon Music Works show in Nashville went quickly. They sold for $100 to $250 for the 1,500-seat venue. 

The concert’s Livestream tickets are on sale now and cost $50 plus a $6 fee upon purchasing on Fly Machine’s website.

One fan was already begging Wallen to do a second show.

Morgan Wallen Back To Touring

The Tennessee native is making the fundraiser his first show back after a tumultuous 2020. The singer has indicated that he’s ready to move on from the past controversies and get back to doing what he loves. 

Recent flooding brought on by Hurricane Ida has made for desperate times for state residents.

Wallen said he was “touched and heartbroken” by stories he’s heard. His reason for the show came from a desire to help the state’s residents.

On August 21, the state suffered from up to 15 inches of rain over six hours. That led to 22 deaths and at least 50 missing in initial reports. The flooding also destroyed hundreds of homes. 

The affected areas, including Humphreys County, are getting state of emergency help from the federal government.

The 28-year-old Wallen hopes his benefit concert will help in the rebuilding efforts. The singer also said in the flyer that he’ll have an acoustic set.

“Proud that this is my first official show in such a long time. Hope you guys can make it on such short notice,” Morgan Wallen said.

According to a message on the event’s official website, the concert has partnered with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to recent severe storms and flooding. The funds will make grants to nonprofits supporting relief and restoration in those areas. 

Loretta Lynn Also Helping Out

Country music star Loretta Lynn was also stepping up, like Morgan Wallen, to help Middle Tennesee victims. She got Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, and Luke Combs for a Sept 13 Grand Ole Opry House benefit concert.

The Los Angeles Times reported that the event would help United Way Humphreys County and other flood relief activities. 

Lynn’s “Hometown Rising” Event will air on the Circle Network. In addition to Circle, the network’s Circle All Access social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are airing the show.

Lynn said she was honored that so many were coming together to support the victims in a statement.

Lynn added, “You know, we’ve all needed help from time to time, and that’s why when we can give back, we do.”

Lynn’s longtime ranch-hand Wayne Spears was among the victims.