Carrie Underwood Official News
Monday, May 10, 2010
Carrie to take part in "Nashville Rising"
On Tuesday, June 22nd, the Music City community will unite to assist victims of the floods that ravaged Nashville and Middle Tennessee earlier this month. "NASHVILLE RISING: A 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. This superstar line-up will continue to grow and many additions will be announced as the event draws closer. Confirmed performers include: Carrie Underwood, 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 and Taylor Swift.
"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 and Faith in a statement. "We all need to continue to support those in need in any way 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. 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 email@example.com.
"NASHVILLE RISING" will benefit the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, 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 www.cfmt.org.
Additional performers and special guests will be announced soon.