Country Rising Adds Keith Urban, Expands to Support Las Vegas Victims
Keith Urban has been added to the already all-star lineup for the Country Rising benefit concert, which has expanded its scope to include support for victims of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The concert was announced in late September as a way for country music's biggest stars to raise money to support victims of the major hurricanes that have wreaked such devastation across Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands in 2017. The concert has now extended its reach to include fundraising for victims of the mass shooting that took place at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas on Oct. 1.
Urban joins a lineup that includes George Strait, Sam Hunt, Carrie Underwood and Jason Aldean, as well as Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Martina McBride, Reba McEntire and Chris Stapleton.
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Garth Brooks has withdrawn from the event due to having to add two concerts in Spokane, Wash., and will instead donate the proceeds from those two shows to relief efforts.
The Country Rising concert is set to benefit the Country Rising Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which was established to provide aid to charitable organizations that are focused on helping victims of the hurricanes. It has expanded its scope to include the Vegas victims.
Tickets and VIP packages for the event will go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, at 10AM CT via Ticketmaster.com and pre-sale tickets are available. The event takes place at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Nov. 12. For more information, visit the Country Rising website.
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