Morgan Wallen’s Tennessee Flood Benefit Concert Raises $725,000 And Counting

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Morgan Wallen officially returned to the stage last night at his first concert in over a year.

It was for a great cause, as he invited several of his friends to come perform together at a benefit concert in an effort to raise money for those effected by the recent, catastrophic flooding in Middle Tennessee.

Loretta Lynn’s ranch foreman, Wayne Mills, passed away in the flood waters, along with 20 other people. Loretta is also planning to host her own star-studded benefit concert this coming Monday at the Grand Ole Opry House.

Morgan put out a statement on Instagram announcing the show last week, saying in part:

“I have been touched and heartbroken by the stories I’ve heard from the recent flooding and it’s impact in Middle Tennessee.

Wanted to do my part to help. Proud that this is my first official show in such a long time.”

Morgan was joined for performances by Dierks Bentley, Hardy, Cole Swindell, Lainey Wilson, Josh Thompson, Ernest, Ben Burgess, Jaren Mullins, and Lathan Warlick.

Comedian Theo Von hosted the show, and he came out swinging:

“You’re allowed to record, you’re allowed to take pictures… unless you’re Morgan Wallen’s neighbor.”

Morgan also performed his current single “Sand In My Boots”:

The best part of the night, though, is that they raised an incredible $725,000 so far.

All of the money raised is going directly to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund to help victims of the flood in Humphreys, Hickman, Dickson and Houston counties.

You can still donate directly to the Tennessee Emergency Response Fund at The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee HERE.

Morgan also took a moment to recognize all of the fallen soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan last week, as well as other service members who put their life on the line every single day to protect all of us at home.

He noted that one of the soldiers killed outside of the Kabul airport by an ISIS-K suicide bomber went to the same High School that he did:

“I’m originally from East Tennessee as y’all know, and one of those 13 soldiers that was killed in Afghanistan went to the same High School that I went to.

And I just wanted y’all to know that I support anyone who’s a soldier in this country, anybody who’s a police officer.

You guys mean the damn world to me thank you for giving us a country like this. I just wanted to let y’all know how I feel about that.”

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock