Garth Brooks' Nashville benefit tally expected to reach $5 million
The series of shows that Garth Brooks played last year in Nashville to raise money for Tennessee flood relief has brought in $4.35 million to date, and $5 million has been pledged overall, according to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
"Playing music has never felt better or ever felt more right," Brooks said in a press release. "I am really honored to have been a part of this happening."
The Community Foundation says it has so far granted $1.37 million to non-profits that are helping victims of last year's floods to rebuild.
Brooks played nine sold out concerts at Bridgestone Arena Dec. 16-22 to raise money for the flood relief effort.
"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 Community Foundation president Ellen Lehman, in a statement.