Tim McGraw and Faith Hill Spearheading Nashville Rising Benefit
Tue, 11 May 2010 09:47:20
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Country music’s first couple Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are spearheading and performing at the June 22 Nashville Rising concert event which will assist victims of the floods that have ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The concert will take place at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena. The superstar line-up will continue to grow and many additions will be announced as the event draws closer. The event is shaping up to be a veritable "Who's Who" of country music.
"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 in an official statement. "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. Clearly, the community is coming together to aid those affected by the flood.
The Nashville Rising concert 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.
Confirmed performers are as follows: Jason Aldean, Brooks & Dunn, Luke Bryan, Miley Cyrus, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Miranda Lambert, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Martina McBride. Tim McGraw LeAnn Rimes. Michael W. Smith, Taylor Swift and Carrie Underwood. Other confirmed special guests are Jeff Fisher, head coach of the NFL's Tennessee Titans and Barry Trotz, head coach of the NHL's Nashville Predators.
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