Country artists and rock stars alike are teaming up to help get Music City back on its feet, announcing plans for “To Nashville, With Love” charity benefit concert.
Featuring country’s Ashley McBryde, Brandi Carlile, Brothers Osborne, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Sheryl Crow and Yola, plus Nashville-based rockers Dan Auerbach (front man of The Black Keys) and Soccer Mommy, the fund-raising show will take place March 9 at the city’s Marathon Music Works, with all proceeds going to “disaster relief and mental health organizations” in the wake of Middle Tennessee’s tragic March 3 tornado. More than 20 people were killed and thousands of homes and businesses destroyed in an overnight storm with winds of up to 175 miles per hour.
“Amanda and I are proud to call Nashville our home, and we’re proud of the Nashville community’s ability to come together in a time of crisis,” said Isbell, the Americana favorite who’s “Cover Me Up” became a surprise streaming hit for Morgan Wallen in 2019. “We’re lucky that our home and our loved ones are safe, but we know that isn’t the case for many Nashvillians. I’m happy to do what I can to help the city recover.”
As the co-owner of one of the many buildings destroyed in the city’s popular East Nashville neighborhood — the prominent Basement East concert venue — Mike Grimes echoed that sentiment, and will serve as a featured speaker at the event.
“We have seen the resilience of Nashville before but nothing like the display of humanity being put forth currently,” he said. “That sweat equity combined with our incredible friends’ generous offers of their gift of music will galvanize our city, making it stronger than ever before. Please join us Monday friends for an event that will help and heal. We Will Rise.”
Tickets for the show are on sale now, priced at $75, and the entire event will be broadcast live on Lightning 100 radio (100.1 FM) and on lightning100.com.