After seeing the aftermath of the devastating floods that have impacted not only her own ranch in Hurricane Mills,but hundreds of other families and people in the area, she stepped up to help those who need it most in her town right now.
She invited artists and friends to perform at a benefit concert titled Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising Flood Relief Benefit Concert, which was live streamed last night from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee. All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to support United Way of Humphreys County.
Loretta Lynn’s longtime ranch foreman, Wayne Spears, tragically died in the flood waters that drenched much of the ranch. In a sweet video package during the show, she held up a photo of her friend and talked about how much he meant to her:
“This is Wayne Spears, and Wayne was more than just a foreman of the ranch. To all of us, he was our good friend.
He was always our cowboy. I know everybody is missin’ him already. Wayne Spears we all love you, honey.”
Performers last night included Luke Combs, Reba, Luke Bryan Little Big Town, Brittney Spencer, Chris Janson and more.
They did a medley of sorts, singing portions of some old country classics and some of their own songs, too.
They started off with Loretta and Conway Twitty’s 1971 #1 hit “After the Fire Is Gone,” did a little George Jones and Tammy Wynette singing their 1976 #1 hit “Golden Ring”, then moved on to their original songs.
They continued with the duets, though, performing their song from Garth’s 2016 album Gunslinger “Whiskey to Wine”. Then, Trisha sang her 90’s hit “She’s In Love With The Boy” and Garth closed it all out with his iconic song “Friends in Low Places”.
It was a great night filled with country music for a great cause, and you can rewatch the entire live stream right here.
And, there’s still time donate. You can do so by clicking HERE, or by texting TNFLOODRELIEF to 44321.