Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson and George Jones are among the country artists donating decorated guitars to an Opry Trust Fund benefit auction for flood relief in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The event will take place June 11 at 3 p.m. at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium during the CMA Music Festival. Chris Young will perform during the event. Other contributing country artists include Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Danny Gokey, the Judds, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker. more!
Some of country music’s biggest stars are donating their time, talent and money to help Nashville recover from the flood.
Taylor Swift pledged $500,000 for flood relief during a telethon last night hosted by Vince Gill on local TV station WSMV. The telethon raised an estimated $1.7 million for the Red Cross, Salvation Army and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
During an appearance on FOX News, country music legend George Jones and fellow singer John Rich (seen in the photo above) urged fans to donate $10 to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund by texting “REDCROSS” to 90999.
Despite the floods in middle Tennessee the show must go on! Join country icon George Jones at the Grand Ole Opry on May 11th. Due to the recent flooding the show will be held at the Ryman Auditorium. more! You can order your tickets online at opry.com or call 1-800-SEE-OPRY. Plus, as a special fan of George Jones, you can take advantage of a $3 off discount! Just mention code WEBFAN when ordering your tickets.
by Stephen L. Betts - The Boot
If it weren’t for sad love songs, country music just wouldn’t sound the same. Whether reliving sweet memories or bidding a bitter farewell, the saddest love songs are universal, sharing emotions to which we can all relate. And the best (or worst?) of them are those we can’t quite make it through without shedding a few tears. So keep a box or two of tissues handy as The Boot counts down this tear-stained Top 10. Our Possum hit the number 1 spot…check it out!