Chris Stapleton Makes Donation to Hometown Special Olympics

Chris Stapleton Makes Donation to Hometown Special Olympics

Kentucky native Chris Stapleton donated $5,000 to the Johnson County Special Olympics via his Outlaw State of Kind Fund, according to WYMT Mountain News.

Representatives of the Special Olympics noted that the donation came as a surprise from Chris, who grew up in Johnson County and attended Johnson Central High School. The donation is being earmarked to purchase new uniforms for area athletes competing in the Special Olympics.

“We really don’t know where or how he got the initiative to send us money,” said Johnson County Special Olympics local coordinator Brenda Dyer, according to WYMT. “It’s kind of a surprise right now. We’ve got lots and lots of love and kudos for Chris, a good homeboy who takes care of his people back at home. No matter what the activity or group, he’s always willing to lend a hand.”

Founded in 2016, the Outlaw State of Kind is Chris and Morgane Stapleton’s charitable fund that supports a variety of causes that are close to their hearts.

photo by Tammie Arroyo,

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Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

Miranda Lambert is Settling Down and Setting Up Shop

If you’ve been to lower Broadway in Nashville over the last several years, you know country music artist owned honkytonks having been sprouting up all along Music City’s famous strip.

Jason Aldean, John Rich, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia Line and Alan Jackson all already have venues…but now there’s another name being thrown in the mix, and it’s a first!

Miranda Lambert will be the first female country artist to have a downtown venue. Miranda’s place will be located at 308 Broadway, and looks to be named “Miranda Lambert’s Casa Rosa.”

Miranda was perhaps encouraged to move into this new venture by a 2018 Nashville Business Journal poll. When music industry pros were asked, “Which female country star should open a downtown bar?” — Miranda garnered the most votes.

Miranda is partnering with TC Restaurant Group on the new place, and it looks like even more details will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Photo Credit: Ellen Von Unwerth