During a surprise phone call to radio station WUSY US-101, Brantley Gilbert revealed plans to hold a benefit concert for families of fallen heroes in Chattanooga, Tenn.
The singer reached out to the town’s local country station to announce his intentions to honor service members who were killed by an armed gunman July 16.
“I want to do everything I can to see if I can just reach out and help these families a little bit,” Gilbert said during the call. “My condolences to the families and all the people in Chattanooga. We want to do a full-blown concert for you. I’m looking forward to working with you guys… I think we can do something special.”
Last week, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez allegedly killed five service members during a shooting spree at two military recruiting centers. Gilbert admitted that when he heard about the attacks, he “had tears in [his] eyes.” The musician immediately contacted his management to begin the process for creating the upcoming benefit show.
“We can’t ever give ‘em back (their loved ones), but maybe we can give ‘em something,” Gilbert said. “Me and the wife have been praying for everybody.”
The official date, venue and ticketing information will released in the coming weeks. For more information on the event, visit US-101’s Facebook page.