Jason Aldean, Morgan Wallen & More Join The Covenant School Benefit Concert

A Covenant Knight at the Grand Ole Opry House will take place on Monday, August 7.

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Lauren Jo Black

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June 26, 2023

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Jason Aldean; Photo by Andrew Wendowski, Morgan Wallen; Photo By David Lehr

Several of country music’s top artists, including Jason Aldean, Morgan Wallen, and Old Dominion, are coming together for a benefit concert in support of The Covenant School.

A Covenant Knight at the Grand Ole Opry House will take place on Monday, August 7 and will include performances by Aldean, Wallen, Anne Wilson, Brandon Heath, Jeffrey Steele, Lee Brice, Maddie & Tae, NEEDTOBREATHE, Old Dominion, and Zach Williams as well as special guests.

Hosted by Storme Warren, the two-hour event comes just nearly five months after The Covenant School tragedy and marks the beginning of a new school year for the students and faculty. 

A Covenant Knight at the Grand Ole Opry House was organized by Houston Phillips and Chad Schultz, two Covenant parents and longtime music industry veterans, along with staff from The Covenant School and in conjunction with Opry Entertainment Group.   

“This event stands as a powerful testament to the unwavering strength of Nashville’s country music community, friends, neighbors, and especially parents,” Phillips shared in a statement. “I was truly moved by the inherent goodness of those who offered support, no questions asked, as we worked to create an event that would lift up our community and contribute to Covenant School’s ongoing recovery efforts.”

“It’s an honor to be invited to support the students and families from The Covenant School,” Zach Williams shared. “Music has a remarkable ability to bring us all together, and through this event, we can continue to provide solace, strength, and healing to all involved. There is no better place in Nashville to demonstrate the resilience and unity of this community than at the Opry House, so let’s show the world that we are all #CovenantStrong.”

Tickets for the benefit concert will become available to the public beginning Friday, June 30 at 10 AM CT. To purchase tickets, click HERE.

All proceeds from the benefit concert will go to The Covenant School Community Fund to continue mental health support for healing, ease the transition back into the building and equip the school for a safe, successful new year together. For those unable to attend the event, donations for The Covenant School are also being accepted HERE.

The benefit concert comes in support of The Covenant School following the tragic March 27 shooting, which took the lives of three children and three adults.
According to WSMV, The Covenant School will resume classes this fall at Brentwood Hills Church Of Christ, the same location that became a temporary school site in early April of 2023.

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Lauren Jo Black

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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.