Country Music Icon Loretta Lynn Hosts Concert to Aid Tennessee Flood Victims: ‘Our Community Will Be Whole Again’
By Movieguide® Staff
Country music legend Loretta Lynn recently announced a concert to help aid those affected by the storms and flooding in Tennessee.
Lynn noted that country music staples such as Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan, and Luke Combs would all join her in the show titled “Loretta Lynn’s Freinds Hometown Rising.”
“The flood that devastated our area has been awful, but love is stronger,” the Humphreys County resident tweeted. “I’m so grateful for my friends who are answering my call for us to all pitch in and help every way we can.”
“I am so honored that so many of our friends are coming together to show so much love for our neighbors and community after such a devastating loss,” Lynn, 89, added. “You know, we’ve all needed help from time to time, and that’s why when we can give back, we do.”
The concert is set for Sept. 13 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lynn’s website reads:
Tickets to the benefit concert go on sale today at 10 a.m. CT via Opry.com and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket prices begin at $65.
The special event will broadcast live on Circle Network at 8/7c, in addition, to live streaming on Circle All Access via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. A joint venture between Opry Entertainment Group and Gray Television, Circle is available to watch on Circle and Gray TV stations, DISH Studio Channel 102, Sling TV and other TV affiliates.
The proceeds will support United Way of Humphreys County.
“United Way of Humphreys County has been dedicated to our communities for years, and we established the Humphreys County Flood Relief Fund to get immediate and long-term needs met for all the flood victims,” executive director Nioka Curtis said.
“We had no idea this would be one of the worst floods in our history, but our community will be whole again,” the statement reads. “It’s UWHC’s goal to help make that happen as quickly as possible with the help of our generous donors. From the rental deposits and down payments necessary for people to get re-housed, to remodeling, replacing clothing and rebuilding their lives, we want to make sure their needs are met and we will continue our fight to make that happen.”
According to Humphreys County Sheriff Chris Davis, the record-breaking storms resulted in 22 fatalities in Humphreys County alone.
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