What a great event for an incredible cause.
Last week, we received the devastating news that three children and three staffers at The Covenant School in Nashville, Tennessee had lost their lives at the hands of 28-year-old school shooter, Audrey Hale (who identified as a male named Aiden).
Heroic officers Rex Englebert and Michael Collazo were identified as the officers who took Hale down, after they arrived to the scene and neutralized the threat within 15 minutes.
But of course, the devastation for the family, friends and greater Nashville community is sizable, as many continue to grieve and process this horrific tragedy.
And in an effort to raise money for victims and families of those who tragically lost their lives, a huge group of Nashville musicians and songwriters are gathering for a benefit concert.
It will take place next Wednesday, April 12th at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University, and Carrie Underwood, Christian singer Chris Tomlin, Ben Rector, Colony House, Dave Barnes, Drew Holcomb, Ellie Holcomb, Ketch Secor, Lady A, Mat Kearney, Matt Maher, Natalie Hemby, Sixpence None the Richer, Stephanie and Nathan Chapman, The Warren Brothers, The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Trent Dabbs, Tyler Hubbard, Brett Taylor, Luke Laird, Sandra McCracken, Dwan Hill, Jasmine Mullen and Sarah Kroger will take the stage for performances during the evening.
The concert will be hosted by Annie F. Downs, Christian author and podcast host, who says she’s happy to be a small part of it:
“I’m so honored to be a part of this event, gathering with our city and rallying around a school and community that I love so much.”
Songwriter Natalie Hemby (who co-wrote Miranda Lambert’s “Bluebird”), added that it’s important the greater Nashville community step up and support the families of victims, some of whom were her personal friends:
“Nashville is once again stepping up and using its talents and resources to support the community.
After attending the funerals of victims, who were also friends, it will be healing for me to be able to sing songs about hope in a broken world, and to honor the victims, the school, and the first responders.”
It’s sure to be a very special, emotional night, and a limited number of tickets are available now at https://www.thefishercenter.com/2023/04/04/covenant-benefit/.
If you can’t make the show but still want to make a donation, you can find more information here.