NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – On Monday, some of country music’s biggest stars will come together to help Humphreys County.
It’s for Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising benefit concert at the Grand Ole Opry.
Tayla Lynn said her grandmother wanted to help the people of Humphreys County in a big way.
Loretta Lynn called some of her best friends in the business, like Garth Brooks, Luke Bryan, Reba McEntire, to help them put on a benefit concert.
“I think it shows what Nashville really is. I mean it’s really about the community and the people coming together for the greater good, ”said Tayla Lynn.
Lynn said the family knew from the start where the show would take place.
“The Opry is his home. If she wants to fundraise for the county she lives in, the obvious choice is the Grand Ole Opry, ”said Tayla Lynn.
It’s a personal cause for Loretta Lynn. The catastrophic flood killed 20 people, including his ranch foreman Wayne Spears.
It has also wreaked havoc in the county that she calls home.
“Our schools are gone. We have over 300 houses destroyed, more than that is gone. Businesses are gone. It’s going to take a long time for this county to come back, ”said Lynn.
The concert supporting flood relief efforts sold out within hours of its announcement.
To honor the heroes of this day and the families who lost loved ones in the flooding, the Lynn family reserved seats for them so they could attend the show.
“You know, I think maybe it’s a distraction, maybe a touch of comfort for these families, and Memaw wanted to do anything, anything, that could offer just a touch of comfort in that moment of utter hopelessness and grief, ”Tayla Lynn mentioned.
The show starts at 7 p.m. on Monday. You can watch the concert on Circle Television (WSMV Digital Channel 4.5). All proceeds will go to the United Way of Humphreys County.
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