Chris Stapleton headed to his home state of Kentucky this weekend for a very special show which raised a lot of money. The singer headlined the benefit show, “A Concert for Kentucky” and raised over $1 million for his and wife Morgane’s Outlaw State of Kind Hometown Fund.
The concert, the first ever held at the University of Kentucky’s Kroger Field, featured guest appearances by Willie Nelson and Family, Sheryl Crow, and Madeline Edwards.
“As a musician I can’t think of a greater honor than reaching a point where we can play a show for 40,000 people and give all of the profits back to a community that has been so unfailingly loyal and supportive,” Chris shared on Instagram. “It is a tremendously pure and rewarding moment to get to provide the medicine that is music in that space,” adding, “I’m grateful to everyone who came to the show and to all of the musicians, managers, agents and crew members that made this moment possible.”
Money raised will go to a variety of charities including the Red Cross, Farm Aid, City of Hope, Blue Grass Community Foundation, Music Health Alliance, MusiCares, Feeding America, Habitat for Humanity and more.