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Garth Brooks Raises $5 Million for Nashville Flood Relief

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood

The unprecedented nine concerts in seven days Garth Brooks put on in Nashville December 16-22 has raised $5 million through The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee for flood relief following devastating flooding in Nashville in May. The nine sold-out concerts were made a reality by the effort of organizers and countless volunteers from across the Nashville community who donated their time and talent.

“Our community is indebted to Garth Brooks for not only providing nine amazing concerts and bringing thousands of people to Music City, but for the amazing generosity he has shown for flood victims who are rebuilding their lives,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

“Playing music has never felt better or ever felt more right…I am really honored to have been a part of this happening,” Garth said.

Some of the funds will go to The River Fund, the charitable fund established within The Community Foundation by Garth to help provide aid for flood victims through grants to nonprofit organizations. Grants from The River Fund have already be reward to Hands On Nashville, The United Methodist Committee on Relief – Tennessee Conference (UMCOR), and The Community Resource Center.

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