Monday, May 10, 2010

Nashville Rising Benefit Concert Set For June 22

Opryland Hotel, Grand Ole Opry and Opry Mills mall are surrounded by water in NashvilleIf you've been watching the news, you know of the tragic events in Nashville with the flooding. I've been there many times and am saddened to see the struggles that the people there are going through. It's been incredible to follow how the people of Nashville have all pulled together to help one another. The city is moving forward by continuing events and opening venues back up while the cleanup goes on. CMA Fest is going to go on as scheduled but there will be venue changes due to the Grand Ole Opry being flooded. Shows that were scheduled there in the last couple of weeks have been moved to nearby venues which will continue for several months as the Opry gets cleaned up. I saw the news today on a benefit concert that I wanted to pass along. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announced today the news about Nashville Rising which is a benefit concert set to take place on June 22 from Bridgestone Arena in downtown Nashville. The concert will benefit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee who is involved in the flood recovery. You can check out more info on them at: http://www.cfmt.org. The concert itself already has a powerhouse of a lineup announced including Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Brooks & Dunn, Taylor Swift, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, Miranda Lambert, and many more. You can see the full lineup announced so far at http://www.nashvillerising.org. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday on May 14th at 10am. Ticket prices will range from $25 to $75. My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Nashville and all the surrounding areas that are dealing with this horrible flooding.

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