Natural disasters seem to be slamming the eastern regions of the United States more and more lately. That is especially true within the last few weeks. In response to the flooding that struck Tennessee prior to Hurricane Ida, Morgan Wallen and other country stars came together for a benefit concert last night. The aim was to raise money for flood relief efforts. So far, the concert has raised more than $725 thousand.
Morgan Wallen’s appearance at the benefit concert last night at Marathon Music Works in his home state of Tennessee was his first official performance in over a year. While the star has just recently put out new music, fans have missed him at live shows. The 1,500-capacity venue in Nashville also saw performances by artists including Dierks Bentley, HARDY, and Cole Swindell. Wallen performed his brand new song “Sand In My Boots” during the benefit concert and fans heartily sang along.
Further, the coronavirus pandemic took a toll on people internationally. However, Morgan Wallen suffered especially so as the country music industry practically exiled him for the majority of the pandemic. It wasn’t until recently that the star appeared onstage alongside icons like Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean.
In reference to the benefit concert and the circumstances that led him and others to come together for the cause, Wallen expressed his gratitude to appear on stage in his beloved home state.
“I have been touched and heartbroken by the stories I’ve heard from the recent flooding and its impact in Middle Tennessee,” he said. “Wanted to do my part to help. Proud that this is my first official show in such a long time.”
Morgan Wallen Concert Proceeds Directly Benefit Emergency Response Organizations
Fans have missed the mullet-rocking country star and they were proud to see Wallen back on stage last night. Wallen has slowly eased his way back into the country music industry. As fans begin to reopen their hearts to him, the benefits are literally life-changing.
Following Wallen’s star-studded concert last night, the $725k+ raised so far directly benefits both The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund. Proceeds will then help flood victims rebuild and recuperate in several counties across Middle TN. These include Humphreys, Hickman, Dickson, and Houston counties.
Morgan Wallen is a known patriot and proud southern boy. He further expressed his sympathies for the 13 fallen soldiers who perished in Afghanistan at the end of August. He highlighted the love and pride he feels for living soldiers and veterans, in addition to everyday law enforcement.
The loss of the 13 soldiers was especially prominent for Morgan Wallen. He revealed last night that one of the young men who died actually attended his high school.
“I’m originally from East Tennessee as y’all know, and one of those 13 soldiers that was killed in Afghanistan went to the same High School that I went to. And I just wanted y’all to know that I support anyone who’s a soldier in this country, anybody who’s a police officer…You guys mean the damn world to me.”
Among so much negativity and destruction, Outsider is proud to call Morgan Wallen one of our own, and even prouder of his accomplishments at last night’s benefit concert.