The unfortunate news comes right after Chris raised over $1 million for his home state of Kentucky with his A Concert For Kentuckyat the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field in Lexington.
The sold-out show was the first concert ever held at Kroger Field, and included other performances by Willie Nelson and family, Sheryl Crow and Madeline Edwards.
The hometown Fund is an arm of Chris and Morgane’s Outlaw State of Kind charitable fund, which supports a variety of causes close to their heart in Kentucky.
Initial grants from the money raised over the weekend include $250,000 to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, as well as additional pledges to the American Red Cross, UK Healthcare Kentucky Children’s Hospital, the Community Foundation of Western Kentucky’s Disaster Relief Fund, and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.
They will continue to award additional grants throughout the year with the rest of the whopping $1 million raised.