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In light of the recent devastation from flooding in Nashville, the Country Throwdown Tour and its artists are pitching in to lend a hand to local residents in need.
Main stage headliners Montgomery Gentry, Jack Ingram, Eric Church and Eli Young Band will be donating the net proceeds from the sale of their merchandise at select shows throughout the U.S.
“We’re excited to be a part of the Throwdown Tour and through the course of the tour the artists get to participate in generating a lot of revenue for Nashville,” says Montgomery Gentry's Troy Gentry. “Donating in one lump sum at the end of the tour gives us the opportunity to help any folks who may have fallen through the cracks, either through not having insurance or not being eligible for FEMA coverage. We’ll be able to place the money directly with the people who need it the most to rebuild.”
Bluebird Café Tent singer-songwriters Sarah Buxton, Heather Morgan, Jedd Hughes, Ashley Ray, Troy Olsen, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan and Dave Pahanish will also donate the proceeds from the sale of their merchandise to the cause.
Additionally, The Country Throwdown Tour will donate $.50 of every ticket to charity, a portion of which will go directly to Hands On Nashville to rebuild community infrastructure in Nashville. Meanwhile, at the end of the tour, the merchandise donations from the aforementioned tour artists will also benefit Hands On Nashville.
The Country Throwdown Tour kicks off this week on May 14 in Tampa, Fla., and wraps-up June 20 in Mountain View, Calif. The outdoor amphitheater tour mixes top country music artists with up-and-coming singer-songwriters on four stages.
Other main stage artists include Little Big Town, The Lost Trailers, Heidi Newfield, Ryan Bingham and The Dead Horses, Jonathan Singleton & The Grove and Emily West.
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