On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Music City community will unite to assist victims of the floods that ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee NASHVILLE RISING: A see earlier this month. “Benefit Concert for Flood Recovery,” will take place at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. It will feature performances by Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, who are spearheading the event, and numerous other artists. See below for a list of performers and special guests who have been confirmed to date. This superstar line-up will continue to grow and many additions will be announced as the event draws closer.
“The damage that we’ve seen to people’s homes and the effect that the flooding has had on their lives is unimaginable. But we’ve seen the spirit of our community first hand, as volunteers, church groups and our local business leaders rally to help,” said Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. “We all need to continue to support those in need in anyway that we can, and for that reason we could not be more appreciative to all of the artists, the companies and the people behind the scenes, who collectively, will make June 22nd a truly special night.”
Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, May 14th, at 10:00 A.M. CST at www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices will range from $25 to $75. Ticket auctions on select seats and VIP packages will also be available. Visit www.nashvillerising.org for more details. The event will be presented by AEG Live/The Messina Group, Live Nation and Outback Concerts. Corporate sponsors thus far include Bravado, Ticketmaster and Outback Steakhouse. For information on becoming a corporate sponsor, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
“NASHVILLE RISING” will benefit the Community Foundation, which provides philanthropic services that enhance the Middle Tennessee area. The Foundation’s Tennessee Emergency Response Fund ensures that one gift can impact the widest range of charitable needs. In the course of rebuilding lives disrupted by this devastating flood, it is impossible to know just what the needs of those affected will be. This Fund is already operational and will continue to strategically address needs as they emerge. For additional information, please visit http://www.cfmt.org.
Brooks & Dunn
Michael W. Smith
Confirmed special guests:
Jeff Fisher, head coach of the NFL’s Tennessee Titans
Barry Trotz, head coach of the NHL’s Nashville Predators
Additional performers and special guests will be announced soon.
About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee brings good people and good causes together to help ensure both the excellent stewardship of donor funds and the wise investment of grants in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee that it serves. The Community Foundation puts the joy back in giving by making it comfortable, convenient and cost-effective to give, and by harnessing the flexibility available through The Foundation to create a giving vehicle best suited to a donor’s goals.
About Tim McGraw:
With 7.8 million spins at radio, Tim McGraw was the most-played artist of the past decade. He has sold over 40 million units and dominated the charts with 31 #1 singles. His latest album, Southern Voice, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart. McGraw has won three GRAMMY® awards, 14 Academy of Country Music awards, 11 Country Music Association awards, 10 American Music awards, three People’s Choice awards and numerous other awards. His multi-faceted career also encompasses film (The Blind Side, Friday Night Lights, Four Christmases).
Together with his wife, Faith Hill, he founded The Neighbor’s Keeper Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, a charitable fund that seeks to strengthen communities by contributing to diverse projects with primary emphasis on children’s initiatives.
About Faith Hill:
Faith Hill’s 17-year career has been highlighted by the sale of over 30 million records worldwide, during which time she has celebrated thirteen #1 singles and twenty #1 videos. 1999’s Breathe, 2002’s Cry and 2005’s Fireflies all debuted consecutively at #1 on Billboard’s Top Pop Album Chart and Country Chart, making her the only female artist ever to accomplish this feat. Faith is a five-time GRAMMY Award winner who has also won three Country Music Association Awards, 12 Academy of Country Music Awards, four American Music Awards, and four People’s Choice Awards.