Brooks said making the decision was easy: “I think we decided to do it the day we saw the flood.”
He formally retired about a decade ago to spend more time with his children and Yearwood. But he began performing at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas last December, and expects to do 15 weeks of shows a year at least until his youngest daughter graduates from high school.
The benefit will be held Dec. 17 at Bridgestone Arena and tickets will go for $25. Information on how to buy tickets will be released Nov. 3.
Brooks said he likely will invite other performers to participate and left the door open for multiple performances if there is demand.
There should plenty: He is the best selling solo artist in U.S. history with more than 128 million albums sold and his time away from recording only seems to have heightened his fans’ interest. Tickets to his initial run of Vegas shows sold out in hours and there will likely be high demand for benefit tickets.
Brooks promises something special for those who score a ticket.
“Our job is to make it the best show we’ve ever done,” he said.
May’s flood caused more than $2 billion in damage in Nashville alone and there was widespread damage throughout central Tennessee. Proceeds from the Dec. 17 concert will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
There have been dozens of benefits held in Nashville for flood relief, raising millions of dollars for assistance. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s Nashville Rising concert led to $2 million in donations alone.
Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee: http://www.cfmt.org/
By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
First over-the-counter column approved for fast and effective relief from even your worst media-induced headache.
Contributions to the Communities Sports desk from readers.
Happiness is attainable. Morning to night. I love to teach, deal with folks that have an issue and really wish to tackle it and write.
Benghazi: The anatomy of a scandal
Vietnam Memorial adds four names
Cinco de Mayo on the Mall
NRA kicks off annual convention
California wildfires wreak havoc