After Humphreys county, where her ranch and home is located in Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, was devastated by historic amounts of flooding last month, she stepped up to put on a benefit concertcalled Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising Flood Relief Benefit Concert.
It was a cause near and dear to her heart, too, as her longtime friend and ranch foreman, Wayne Spears, tragically lost his life in the catastrophic flooding back in August.
She had several of her fellow country music singin’ friends perform at the show, like Luke Combs, Reba, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town, Brittney Spencer, Chris Janson, and Garth and Trisha closed out the show with an epic duet medley this past Monday night.
All proceeds raised from the event will go directly to support United Way of Humphreys County, as well as local small businesses in the area. According to her website, they’ve already raised an incredible $933,000 and counting.
Loretta issued a statement about the concert, saying how much it meant to her to be able to help the people in her community that were directly effected by the tragic devastation:
“I’ve heard from so many friends that the show Monday night that my friends put together for our community not only raised money, but it also raised spirits after a long few weeks of loss and heartbreak.
I loved the performances and the stories. While we shared some heartbreaking images and footage from our hometown, what I saw in those moments was the resilience people have shown amid so much loss.
We’ll all be okay as long as we continue to help one another.”
Couldn’t have said it better myself, Loretta.
Before it’s all said and done, they’re well on their way to hitting the million-dollar mark for people and families who really need it right now. It’s heartwarming to see people like her use their influence for so much good.
Fellow artist Morgan Wallen had a similar event last week, and raised $725,000 and counting at his benefit concert for the flood relief effort, as well.
You can still donate to United Way of Humphreys county by clicking HERE, or by texting TNFLOODRELIEF to 44321.
And, if you missed the live stream from the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, you can still rewatch it here for a limited time: