Florida Georgia Line and Tourmates Pay Special Visit to St. Jude

Florida Georgia Line and their 2019 Can’t Say I Ain’t Country tourmates, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, HARDY and Canaan…


Lauren Jo Black

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June 19, 2019

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Florida Georgia Line meets with St. Jude patient Jackson at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Saturday, June 15, 2019.

Florida Georgia Line and their 2019 Can’t Say I Ain’t Country tourmates, Dan + Shay, Morgan Wallen, HARDY and Canaan Smith, made a special visit to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on Saturday (June 15).

Prior to their tour stop that night in Southaven, Mississippi, the singers took time to visit with St. Jude patients and even performed a special stripped-down concert for St. Jude families.

The wives of the country stars, Hayley Hubbard, Brittney Kelley, Hannah Mooney, Abby Smyers, and Christy Smith, also visited St. Jude and were joined by their friends and fellow country star wives, Caroline Hobby, Catherine Nail, Gabi McCreery, and Kristen Brust for a special tour of the facility.

The country music family has been a longtime supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital since Country Cares for St. Jude Kids was established 30 years ago. So far, the industry has raised over $800 million for St. Jude.

Thanks to the country music industry and its fans, as well as other generous donors, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

Florida Georgia Line’s Can’t Say I Ain’t Country Tour runs through September. Visit the duo’s website for details.

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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 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.