Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam, and Tyler Childers To Perform At ‘Kentucky Rising’ Benefit Concert
Kentucky natives Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam, and Tyler Childers will perform at the just-announced “Kentucky Rising” benefit concert set for…
Chris Stapleton; Photo by Getty Images For ACM, Dwight Yoakam; Photo Courtesy ABC
Kentucky natives Chris Stapleton, Dwight Yoakam, and Tyler Childers will perform at the just-announced “Kentucky Rising” benefit concert set for Tuesday, October 11 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.
Tickets for the one-night-only event go on sale this Friday, September 16.
Additional details about the benefit concert can be found at KentuckyRising.com.
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“Kentucky Rising” was organized in response to the devastating flooding in the area earlier this summer. According to a press release, 100% of net proceeds from the concert will benefit the “Kentucky Rising Fund” to support flood relief work and recovery efforts in Eastern Kentucky, including support for the many victims, their families and first responders. Under guidance from the Blue Grass Community Foundation, the “Kentucky Rising Fund” will strategically support both immediate needs and long-term recovery projects as they emerge.
According to a recent report from The Associated Press, the historic flooding left at least 39 people dead across Kentucky. Hundreds more were left homeless.
Following the catastrophic flooding, Stapleton and Childers were spotted on the ground in Appalachia helping those impacted by the floods with cleanup efforts.
Childers was reportedly assisting with flood relief efforts in Letcher County, while Stapleton strapped on his boots and got to work in Knott County in the days after the flood.
He was seen shopping for supplies at Walmart and Lowe’s, and delivering them around the area.
According to various social media posts, Stapleton offered to do anything and everything to help those impacted by the flood waters.
“Chris wanted to help with anything, literally anything,” wrote one Facebook user, who is the wife of a police officer in the area. “No job was to[o] small or beneath him. This man loves Eastern KY and he wanted to be gods hands and feet for the people who need help the most right now!”
While on the ground, the “Starting Over” singer proved he is a hometown hero as he visited with first responders and other volunteers assisting in the cleanup.
“I thanked him for everything he was doing and he said it’s my home,” wrote one Kentucky resident.
Following the flood, Stapleton revealed that he was assisting with flood relief efforts through his Outlaw State Of Kind fund.
“Our hearts are with Eastern Kentucky & everyone who has been affected by the devastating floods throughout the country,” the organization’s website reads. “The Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund is donating funds to the Kentucky Red Cross and Appalachia Crisis Fund to aid those in need.”
Lauren Jo Black
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 Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. 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.