Some of the biggest names in country music coming together to support the Nashville community.
The city was devastated back in March when a shooter opened fire at the Covenant School, a private Christian elementary school, killing three nine-year old children and three adults before being fatally shot by Metro Nashville Police.
The Covenant School recently announced that students would not return to the school’s main campus when the school year begins in the fall, and will instead use the Brentwood Church of Christ as an alternative location for the 2023-2024 school year.
A court battle has also been ongoing over whether to publicly release the writings that were left behind by the shooter prior to the massacre.
Well today, a benefit concert was announced to honor the students, faculty and families who were affected by this tragedy, and raise money for The Covenant School Community Fund, which will go to continue mental health support for those in the Covenant School Community, help to ease the transition back into the building, and equip the school with safety upgrades once the building reopens.
The event, A Covenant Knight at the Grand Ole Opry, will be held on August 7th and will include performances from Morgan Wallen, Jason Aldean, Lee Brice, Maddie & Tae, Old Dominion, Anne Wilson, NEEDTOBREATHE, Brandon Heath, Jeffrey Steele, Zach Williams, and some yet-to-be-announced special guests.
The show will be hosted by Storme Warren, and was organized by two Covenant School parents and longtime music industry veterans, Houston Phillips and Chad Schultz, along with Covenant School staff, in conjunction with Opry Entertainment Group.
According to Phillips:
“This event stands as a powerful testament to the unwavering strength of Nashville’s Country music community, friends, neighbors, and especially parents. I was truly moved by the inherent goodness of those who offered support, no questions asked, as we worked to create an event that would lift up our community and contribute to Covenant School’s ongoing recovery efforts.”
Tickets for the concert will go on sale this Friday, June 30 at 10 AM central time, and the show will also air for six consecutive nights on Circle Network beginning August 19.