BREAKING: Morgan Wallen Announces His Return to the Stage with Tennessee Flood Benefit Concert

Morgan Wallen and some of his closest friends are coming together in support of the flood victims of Humphreys County,…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 2, 2021

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Morgan Wallen and some of his closest friends are coming together in support of the flood victims of Humphreys County, Tennessee.

Late Thursday evening, Wallen revealed that he’s hosting Morgan Wallen and Friends, on Wednesday, September 8 at Nashville’s Marathon Music Works.

The event will feature performances by Wallen alongside Dierks Bentley, HARDY, and Cole Swindell as well as a separate round with Lainey Wilson, Josh Thompson, ERNEST, Ben Burgess, Jared Mullins and Lathan Warlick. 


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“I have been touched and heartbroken by the stories I’ve heard from the recent flooding and it’s impact in Middle Tennessee,” Wallen shared. “Wanted to do my part to help. Proud that this is my first official show in such a long time. Hope you guys can make it on such short notice. Tickets on sale immediately. Link for tickets in bio. I will also post a story with info on how to donate if you are unable to attend the show.” 

According to the official event website: 

Morgan Wallen & Friends are honored to partner with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund in response to recent severe storms and flooding in Middle Tennessee. Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits supporting relief and restoration in areas of Middle Tennessee affected by the severe storms and floods. The size and scope and circumstance of every disaster is different. The Tennessee Emergency Response Fund was created in 2008 so that our community will be prepared to handle a disaster. Through this Fund, The Community Foundation makes grants to nonprofit organizations providing vital services. Your donation will provide nonprofits in the affected counties the remarkable gift to concentrate on delivering those critical services in the aftermath of these storms while we provide our community an opportunity to restore hope and to rebuild lives in both the short term as well as with long term sustainability.

Tickets are available now HERE.  Fans unable to make it to the concert can donate to the fund by clicking HERE

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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.