Dierks Bentley, Brad Paisley + More to Take Part in Opry Benefit Concert
Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan will all be part of 'Party On, Nashville!' to mark the one-year anniversary of the catastrophic floods that hit the area last May. The devastating flood waters not only wiped out homes and businesses (including the Opry), but the city's very important financial generator, tourism.
On May 3, there will be a concert at the Grand Ole Opry that will benefit area charities, including the Nashville branch of the American Red Cross, Hands On Nashville and United Way of Middle Tennessee. $10 of each ticket sold will go to those organizations.
Bentley says, "It's hard to believe that it's been a year since the flood. The city of Nashville, the Opry and the country music community were so resilient and came together to rebuild so quickly after the devastation. I've never been more proud to be an Opry member, and I'm looking forward to celebrating that sense of community again."
As for Paisley, he was one of the first to film the Opry's clean-up effort. The Opry was able to save many historic artifacts, including the age-old original circle of wood, center stage. It was cleaned, restored and then put into a new stage a few months later.