Thomas Rhett and a Few of His Friends, Including Dierks Bentley & FGL, Raise More Than $250,000 in Inaugural Charity Event

Thomas Rhett and a Few of His Friends, Including Dierks Bentley & FGL, Raise More Than $250,000 in Inaugural Charity Event

Last night (Oct. 5), Thomas Rhett’s inaugural charity concert event—aptly named Thomas Rhett & Friends—raised more than $250,000 for 147 Million Orphans, an organization that provides food, water, medicine, shelter and education to children in need. The event took place at Nashville’s The Old School, a nine-acre retreat that houses a restaurant, bar and live-music venue.

The night’s festivities included performances from Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line, as well as a songwriters round with Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes and Shane McAnally. Attendees also enjoyed a farm-to-table dinner, limited-edition merchandise and a post-show s’more roasting with Thomas Rhett and his wife, Lauren.

“Last night was an unreal experience for me and Lauren, to see our hometown, as well as people from all over the country, coming together to support something that’s so important to us,” said Thomas Rhett. “Tuesday nights are like Saturday nights to artists, so I want to be sure to thank Dierks, Brian and Tyler, Shane, Walker and Russell for giving up part of their weekends to make it such a special night, and help us raise money and awareness for this amazing cause.”

Check out some pics from the event.



main photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson