As you may recall, the Mercy Lounge raised over $11K at a quickly assembled benefit last week, proving that — despite all the arm-folding that goes on at most shows throughout the year, and despite the competitive passive-aggressive inside-baseball bullshit, and despite all the shit-talking and saber-rattling that goes down in the Cream comments — when put to the test, Nashville music fans actually aren’t assholes. Yay for us!
Turns out Nashville’s country music elite aren’t assholes either. In what is sure to prevail as the largest local benefit show to help heal Middle-Tennessee, some of pop-country and country-pop’s biggest names will all coalesce under the tilted spaceship of a roof that caps the Bridgestone Arena on June 22.
Headed up by Music Row's favorite power couple, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill, Nashville Rising will benefit the Community Foundation, and will feature appearances from Brooks & Dunn, Miley Cyrus, Amy Grant, LeAnn Rimes, Taylor Swift, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert, Michael W. Smith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jason Aldean, Luke Bryan, Martina McBride and more. Titans head coach Jeff Fisher and Preds head coach Barry Trotz will be on hand as well.
That’s a lot fuckin’ star power if you ask me. So, if you like to bump 95.5 The Wolf on regular rotaish, if you owe a mom in your life a belated Mother’s Day present, or if you’ve just been dying for an excuse to go see Miley Cyrus live and not feel guilty about it, then this star-studded shindig is sure to be your jam.
Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. They range from $25-$75, and can be purchased here. For more event info, check out the official Nashville Rising site. Click here to donate to The Community Foundation.