Weeks after devastating floods ripped through sections of middle Tennessee, Country musicians are coming together to support neighbors in need.
Country legend, Loretta Lynn will host a star-studded benefit show, Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising Flood Relief Benefit Concert, on September 13 at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry House, with all proceeds directly benefitting United Way of Humphreys County.
The show will broadcast live via Circle Network at 7PM CT on September 13 as well as stream live across all Circle All Access social media accounts.
While the cause hits close to home for many of the performing artists, who call Tennessee home, Ms. Loretta has a deep connection to the cause after losing her beloved ranch foreman, Wayne Spears, who was swept up in rising waters as the flood ravished through her ranch in Humphreys County.
“There are no words at the ranch today... only tears,” Lynn posted days after the floods. “Our ranch family is our family. We lost my amazing ranch foreman, Wayne in this devastating flood. He took such good care of things here on the ranch for us. He's one of us and the whole Lynn family Is heartbroken. Please pray for his precious family and friends.”
“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 shared in a statement. “You know, we’ve all needed help from time to time, and that’s why when we can give back, we do.”
She continued, “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.”
Individuals interested in donating to the cause can visit United Way of Humphreys County’s donation page or text TNFLOODRELIEF to 44321.