“Country Rising” Benefit Concert Expands Lineup & Will Now Support Victims of Las Vegas Shooting & Recent Hurricanes

“Country Rising” Benefit Concert Expands Lineup & Will Now Support Victims of Las Vegas Shooting & Recent Hurricanes

Some of country music’s biggest stars—including Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, Sam Hunt, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire, Chris Stapleton, George Strait and Carrie Underwood—will be taking part in a benefit concert to support those affected by the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1 and the recent hurricanes.

The star-studded lineup will perform on Nov. 12 at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena as part of the Country Rising benefit. Garth Brooks will no longer be part of the Nashville event and will instead donate all of the proceeds to Country Rising from his two added concerts in Washington.

Country Rising will benefit the Country Rising Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to support charitable initiatives to help victims of the September 2017 hurricanes. Additionally, the funds will now also support victims of the shooting in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.

Tickets go on sale on Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. CT at Ticketmaster. Pre-sale tickets for Citi credit card members go on sale on Oct. 18 at 10 a.m. CT.

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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.

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