Chris Young Donates $50,000 To Middle Tennessee Tornado Relief

Chris Young is stepping up to help those in need after a tornado tore through Nashville and surrounding cities overnight,…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 3, 2020


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Chris Young; Photo by Andrew Wendowski

Chris Young is stepping up to help those in need after a tornado tore through Nashville and surrounding cities overnight, leaving at least 22 dead.

The singer/songwriter took to Instagram to pledge a donation of $50,000 to the Music City Inc Foundation to assist in storm relief.

“My heart goes out to everyone who lost friends or family last night,” Young wrote. “It’s devastating to see photos this morning of the city I call home. I don’t even recognize some of the locations it’s so bad… to help I’m donating $50,000 to the Music City Inc Foundation.”

Young also encouraged his fans to give back if they can, directing them to donate HERE.

Dozens of country artists have taken to social media to share their thoughts and prayers for those affected by the storms in Nashville.

Officials are still surveying the extensive damage in and around Music City and believe that over 40 buildings collapsed during the storm.

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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.