Morgane and Chris Stapleton Give Generous Donation To Family Who Lost Twins In Tennessee Flood

As Middle Tennessee continues to grapple with the devastation following Saturday’s catastrophic flooding, one family is mourning the loss of…


Lauren Jo Black

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August 25, 2021


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As Middle Tennessee continues to grapple with the devastation following Saturday’s catastrophic flooding, one family is mourning the loss of their infant twins Ryan and Riliegh, after they were swept up in the flood waters as their father tried to save them. 

A Go Fund Me to assist the family was established and has currently raised close to $100,000. 

Donations have poured in from people everywhere, including the top donation from Morgane Stapleton, wife of country superstar Chris Stapleton. According to the Go Fund Me page, the Stapleton family donated a whopping $10,000.

Chris and Morgane have five children, including twin boys. 

The funds raised will be used to cover the babies’ funerals as well as housing for the family as their home was lost in the aftermath of the flooding. 

The family’s 5-year-old and 19-month-old are safe. 

“The donations we have received just makes us cry with joy and it is very overwhelming how many people are willing to donate to help,” reads an update on the GoFundMe page. “We are so grateful for everyone, and everyone has been so supportive, and Danielle has called you all angels.”

19 people have been confirmed dead following Saturday’s flooding, according to Humphreys County Chief Deputy Rob Edwards. More than 500 homes were damaged or destroyed, including parts of Loretta Lynn’s Ranch.  

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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.