In light of the recent devastation in Nashville, artists on the the Country Throwdown Tour are coming forward to help. Main stage headliners Montgomery Gentry, Jack Ingram, Eric Church, Eli Young Band and Bluebird Café Tent singer-songwriters Sarah Buxton, Heather Morgan, Jedd Hughes, Ashley Ray, Troy Olsen, Brad Tursi, Cory Branan and Dave Pahanish 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 Country 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.”
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. At the end of the tour, merchandise donations from the performers will also benefit Hands On Nashville.
“After moving part of our company down to Nashville well over a year ago, we’ve all grown deeply connected to this town,” says tour founder Kevin Lyman. “In the wake of this flood, all of us with the Country Throwdown Tour are inspired to help rebuild the Nashville community for many months to come.”
Country Throwdown headliners include Montgomery Gentry, Jamey Johnson, Little Big Town and Jack Ingram. Additional main stage artists include Eric Church, The Lost Trailers, The Eli Young Band, Heidi Newfield, Ryan Bingham and the Dead Horses, Jonathan Singleton & the Grove and Emily West. For tickets and information visit www.countrythrowdown.com.