278. Garth Brooks’ Flood Benefit Concerts Raised $5 Million


In May of 2010, much of Nashville was under water. Spanning in all directions, homes and businesses flooded after a serious and long downpour of rain. The city was ravaged. Garth Brooks realized how he could use his music and his celebrity to help out. Two years ago today, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood played the first of nine sold-out shows within a 7-day period. Those concerts raised $5 million to support Tennessee flood recovery. The concerts sold out FAST. One went on sale. Sold out in minutes. The next went on sale. The same happened. And again and again. And over the span of 7 days in December 2010, fans from all over the country & world made their way to Music City to see Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood in concert – and to help the people of Nashville. Brooks said: “Playing music has never felt better or ever felt more right.”

Chills.

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Thank you.

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One response to “278. Garth Brooks’ Flood Benefit Concerts Raised $5 Million

  1. I remember when I went to this show! I’m from Argentina! :D

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