BREAKING: Loretta Lynn Taps Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan & Luke Combs For Flood Relief Concert

After a devastating flood tore through her hometown, country music legend Loretta Lynn is stepping up to the plate to…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 3, 2021


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Garth Brooks, Loretta Lynn; Photo by Chris Hollo, Grand Ole Opry

After a devastating flood tore through her hometown, country music legend Loretta Lynn is stepping up to the plate to help her friends and neighbors by calling upon her superstar friends for a star-studded benefit concert. 

Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, Luke Bryan and Luke Combs have joined the lineup for Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising, a benefit for flood relief. 

The event will take place at the Grand Ole Opry House on Monday, September 13 at 7 p.m. CT and will directly support the United Way of Humphreys County. 

“I am so honored that so many of our friends are coming together to show so much love for our neighbors and community after such a devastating loss,” shares Lynn. “You know, we’ve all needed help from time-to-time, and that’s why when we can give back, we do.”

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Tickets for Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising go on sale Friday, September 3 at 10 a.m. CT via and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket prices begin at $65.

The show will broadcast live on Circle Network at 8/7c in addition to live streaming on Circle All Access via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Additional tune in details can be found by clicking HERE. 

“United Way of Humphreys County has been dedicated to our communities for years, and we established the Humphreys County Flood Relief Fund to get immediate and long-term needs met for all the flood victims,” notes Executive Director Nioka Curtis. “We had no idea this would be one of the worst floods in our history, but our community will be whole again. It’s UWHC’s goal to help make that happen as quickly as possible with the help of our generous donors. From the rental deposits and down payments necessary for people to get re-housed, to remodeling, replacing clothing and rebuilding their lives, we want to make sure their needs are met and we will continue our fight to make that happen.”

The recent flooding ripped through parts of Middle Tennessee on Saturday, August 17, leaving 20 people dead and destroying hundreds of homes. The flood hit close to home from Lynn has it tore through her ranch and sadly took the life of her longtime ranch foreman, Wayne Spears. People in the area are in desperate need as they continue to put their lives back together after the devastation. 


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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.