Some of country music’s greatest talents are set to perform at a benefit for the families of five slain Dallas police officers.
“Stars Behind the Stars” will be held at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth on July 27. The concert event will feature performances from The Oak Ridge Boys, Tanya Tucker, Mickey Gilley, Collin Raye, Mark Wills, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, T.G. Sheppard, Janie Fricke, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, Gene Watson, Moe Bandy, John Conlee and Ronnie McDowell. Randy Travis is also scheduled to make a special appearance at the benefit.
On July 7, crowds were gathered in Dallas for a peaceful protest after videos of two African-American men being shot and killed by police in Louisiana and Minnesota went viral. Micah Xavier Johnson shot and killed five officers and wounded at least two others in the deadliest assault on law enforcement since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
Country fans can purchase general admission tickets for $10, or $20 for reserved seating. All proceeds raised will go to the Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation. The organization provides immediate financial assistance to an officer’s family following their deaths.