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Loretta Lynn is doing her part to help those affected by last month’s floods in Tennessee, which left more than 20 people dead, including her ranch foreman, Wayne Spears, who those swept away by floodwaters. Loretta has announced she’s put together a benefit concert in Nashville to raise money for the victims. “Loretta Lynn’s Friends: Hometown Rising” will take place Monday at the Grand Ole Opry, and will feature Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Luke Combs, and Luke Bryan, with additional artists expected to be added. It will air on the Circle Network, and also stream on Circle All Access on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube “I am so honored that so many of our friends are coming together to show so much love for our neighbors and community after such a devastating loss,” Loretta shares. “You know, we’ve all needed help from time-to-time, and that’s why when we can give back, we do.” Proceeds from the concert and livestream will benefit the United Way of Humphreys County. And Loretta isn’t the only one dong something to help. Morgan Wallen has also set his own benefit concert. Click here for the complete story.
The lineup for the first half of “Austin City Limits” is out, with the 47thseason kicking off October 2nd with “The Marfa Tapes” collaborators Miranda Lambert, Jon Randall, and Jack Ingram. “My favorite thing is to write love songs about men with men,” Miranda shares in a preview of the episode before singing “In His Arms.” Jack quickly notes, “We know ‘em better than anybody.” Other artists set for season 47 include Brandy Clark, Jackson Browne, Leon Bridges, Brittany Howard, and more. Check out the rest of the schedule below and the Miranda preview.
- October 9: Jade Bird / Dayglow
- October 16: Jon Batiste
- October 23: Sarah Jarosz / Billy Strings
- October 30: Brandy Clark / Charley Crockett
- November 6: Leon Bridges / Khruangbin
- November 13: Jackson Browne
- November 20: Brittany Howard