Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising took place on Monday. The benefit concert brought several of country music’s biggest stars together at the Grand Ole Opry House. Established country stars like Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, and Luke Combs joined rising stars like Breland and Brittney Spencer to fill out the lineup. Their sounds differed, but their goal was the same. They were there to raise money for flood victims in Humphreys County, Tennessee.
They were successful in that goal. Last night, Loretta Lynn took to social media to share her excitement about the outpouring of support. She posted a promotional image celebrating the outcome of the benefit concert. That image reports that they’ve raised nearly $1 million for flood relief. However, she added her own emotional message to the caption.
“This does my heart so good and makes me thankful for great friends who show up when you need them,” the country icon wrote.
Loretta Lynn’s friends definitely showed up. She announced the concert on September 3. The benefit took place ten days later. The impressive lineup combined with the short notice highlights how much those artists wanted to help Humphreys County. Likewise, the outpouring of monetary support shows just how generous their collective audience is.
According to WSMV, Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising raised $933,000. All of that money will go directly to the United Way of Humphreys County. They’ll put the donations into their Flood Relief Fund which directly helps residents in the area. However, the money won’t just help individuals and families recover from the devastating flood. Money from the Flood Relief Fund will also help local small businesses rebuild.
Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising Didn’t Just Raise Funds
Loretta Lynn spoke about the show in a news release obtained by WSMV. The country legend said that many people told her that the benefit concert raised more than money for the flood victims. The concert also “raised spirits after a long few weeks of loss and heartache.” The donations will help. However, you can’t put a price tag on giving hope to a devastated community.
In that release, Loretta Lynn noted that they shared “heartbreaking images and footage,” from the area. However, she didn’t see the destruction alone. Instead, she said, “what I saw in those moments was the resilience people have shown amid so much loss.” Lynn concluded, “We’ll all be OK as long as we continue to help one another.”
Loretta Lynn was talking about the flood recovery. However, those words stand true without context.
If you would like to help the residents of Humphreys Country recover from their tragic and sudden loss, there’s still time. You can donate at the United Way of Humphreys County website or by texting TNFLODDRELIEF to 44321.