Garth Brooks' December charity concerts raise $5 million for Tennessee flood relief
Oklahoma country music star Garth Brooks’ December concert series at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena is expected to bring in $5 million for flood relief in Tennessee, according to the Associated Press.
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee announced today the expected total from the nine sold-out concerts, which also featured Brooks’ wife Trisha Yearwood.
The nonprofit already has received $4.35 million. The proceeds will go to The River Fund, a charitable fund within the Community Foundation.
According to the AP, the fund already has given out $1.4 million to Hands on Nashville, the Tennessee Conference of the United Methodist Committee on Relief and the Community Resource Center. Flood victims seeking help should call 2-1-1 to be directed to a case manager.
In a statement to the AP, Brooks said he was honored to have been able to help.
He said, “Playing music has never felt better or ever felt more right.”
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