Yesterday came the horrible news that a tornado hit Nashville and Middle Tennessee, leaving at least 24 dead, hospitalizing over 150, and severely damaging several structures (including beloved East Nashville music venue Basement East). Now, Nashville-residing musicians are giving back to their community.
Kacey Musgraves had initially been selling some of her stage outfits to help benefit Tennessee urban forest preservation, but now proceeds are going to tornado relief efforts. She wrote in an Instagram story, "Heartbroken for East Nashville. I lived on this side of town (in this neighborhood until recently) for years. Many friends are severely affected. Thankful to be ok and thinking of those who aren't. (Proceeds of the closet sale I announced yesterday were going to go to TN forest preservation and while that is important to me, the Nashville relief efforts need help first. The sale is still going on today and more things are being added if you want to help.) She also posted a list of other ways to help, which you can see below. More info about the sale at the Stage to Closet Instagram, and you can see pictures of some of the outfits below.
Margo Price also posted Instagram stories promoting ways to help out, and she posted videos of herself helping out with cleaning up the damage and bringing supplies to donate to a Red Cross drive. She also posted pictures of the wreckage of the gym she attends, and she's promoting this Middle Tennessee Emergency Response Fund in her IG bio.
The NHL is also donating money, and other musicians are raising awareness about ways to donate and volunteer, including Kesha, Brittany Howard, All Time Low, and Dierks Bentley. See their tweets below...