Together: Feeding Nashville, an Aug. 3 benefit concert for a nonprofit that battles local food insecurity, doubles as the inaugural event at Middle Tennessee's newest venue, New Firstbank Amphitheater.
"Taylin threw out the idea for Feeding Nashville, and I bit," Hayley Hubbard told Wide Open Country and other media outlets during a July 1 press conference. "I was like, 'I'm on board with this,' and we took off running. Within two weeks, our first meal went out."
ABC reports that Feeding Nashville has since served over 70,000 healthy meals to at-risk students, low-income patients and the homeless. To further that reach, Tyler Hubbard called on some friends for the Together: Feeding Nashville benefit concert lineup. At a time when a lot of country music artists are busy with the return of festivals and tours, an impressive list of acts stepped up to the plate: FGL, Thomas Rhett, Maren Morris, Russell Dickerson, Lauren Alaina, and Lily Rose.
"A lot of the artists in our community, as y'all know, are great people with great hearts and jump at an opportunity to do what we love for a greater cause anyway, so it was an easy ask," Tyler adds. "It does mean the world to us when a Maren and a TR and a Russell and Lauren and everybody... Even people that couldn't show up are like, 'I really wish I could be there.' It just says a lot about our community and where we're at."
The New Firstbank Amphitheater is in Franklin, Tenn. at the old Graystone Quarry site in Thompson's Station, which is a short, scenic drive from Music City.
"This venue's been talked about through the music community for a while now, and there's been a lot of hype behind this venue because it's very unique and different and beautiful and just a whole event on its own," Taylin Lewan said. "So when we got the opportunity to do the first concert here, we bit as fast as we could."
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Taylor Lewan, whose been promoting the Feeding Nashville cause through his Bussin' With the Boys podcast, joked that the next fundraiser should be a tackle football game: country artists versus NFL stars.
Tickets for the benefit concert go on sale this Friday (July 9) via Live Nation.