‘Tis the season to spread some holiday cheer, and that’s exactly what Luke Bryan did for a group of Tennessee firefighters.
The “Huntin’, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” singer surprised the Spring Hill Fire Department during their Christmas celebration at a local Mexican restaurant. The firefighters were among those who volunteered to help battle the raging wildfires in Sevier County earlier this month.
To show his appreciation for their efforts, he hung out with the local heroes, taking photos and signing autographs for nearly an hour. He also donated a signed guitar for a fundraising auction before saying his goodbyes.
Spring Hill, Tenn. is located almost an hour south of Nashville, near Bryan’s own family farm. It’s always nice to see country stars connecting with fans in their own communities. And it’s hard to think of a group more deserving of a little fun than these guys.
The East Tennessee wildfires are responsible for fourteen deaths and the destruction of over 2000 homes. In response to the tragedy, Tennessee native Dolly Parton launched the “My People Fund” to support those affected. She also pledged a monthly donation to families who lost their homes in Sevier County for the next six months. Chris Stapleton, Amy Grant, Montgomery Gentry and many others are set to perform during Parton’s newly-announced fundraising telethon. The event is set to air live from Nashville on Dec. 13.