Garth Brooks, Keith Urban, Reba, and more country superstars put on a show Monday night (9/13) to help out their friend Loretta Lynn in raising money for Humphreys County following the August 21, 2021 disaster that killed 20 during severe storms and extreme flash floods and left more than 500 homes affected by floodwaters, including 272 that were totally destroyed.
Now the numbers are in, and Lynn’s benefit resulted in nearly $1 million raised for Humphreys County. The $933,000 and counting in donations and concert proceeds will directly benefit the residents of Waverly and surrounding areas, as well as local small businesses.
Loretta said, “I’ve heard from so many friends that the show Monday night that my friends put together for our community not only raised money, but it also raised spirits after a long few weeks of loss and heartbreak. I loved the performances and the stories. While we shared some heartbreaking images and footage from our hometown, what I saw in those moments was the resilience people have shown amid so much loss. We’ll all be okay as long as we continue to help one another.”
In addition to the artists on stage at the Grand Ole Opry House, the program also featured recorded appearances from several other Country stars, as Tracy Lawrence, Carly Pearce, Thomas Rhett, Kid Rock, Darius Rucker and Carrie Underwood called on fans to support the important recovery work being done by United Way of Humphreys County.
To donate to the ongoing recovery efforts, please click here or text TNFLOODRELIEF to 44321. For more information, visit UnitedWayHumphreys.org.