Wildfires have burned 300 structures and sparked a state of emergency in Tennessee
NASHVILLE, TN – April 4, 2022 – (Newswire.com)
Country music artist and East Tennessee native Morgan Wallen and his More Than My Hometown Foundation donated $25,000 to Greater Good Music to help with wildfire relief efforts in the form hot meals for aid workers, mobile pantries, clothing and supplies for communities. in the fire zone near his hometown. Two wildfires near Great Smokey Mountains National Park and Sevier County, Tennessee have burned more than 3,000 acres since last week and prompted the evacuation of 11,000 homes in the area. Some four hundred firefighting agencies from across the state of Tennessee responded to fight two fast-moving wildfires fueled by high winds and dry conditions near Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Tennessee. The fires destroyed three hundred structures before being 95% contained today. “We are very grateful to Morgan for helping us provide hot meals to firefighters and first responders in the fire area, as well as helping families who have been displaced and need food, clothing and supplies in the coming days,” Sheila said. Jones, executive director of Greater Good Music. Those wishing to make a tax-deductible donation to help ongoing firefighters can do so by visiting GreaterGoodMusic.org.
Greater Good Music is an organization that brings together musical artists and volunteers working on the ground to help communities in need during concert tours and in disaster areas across the United States, with the pandemic and inflation contributing to rising food costs and rising rates of food insecurity in vulnerable communities. , Greater Good Music turns a concert day into a day of giving by working with music artists and food banks to organize mobile food distributions before showtime during country, rock and pop concert tours across the country . The organization also partners with the music industry to deliver food and supplies to disaster areas.
Country music artist Morgan Wallen is from Sneedville, TN, which is about 70 miles from where the wildfires are burning. He recently received the Academy of Country Music’s Album of the Year award for his ‘Dangerous: The Double Album’. The album also recently broke a 58-year-old country music record for most weeks at number one, overtaking Shania Twain and Taylor Swift. The New Yorker dubbed Morgan Wallen “country music’s most wanted man” in part because of the CMA Award winner’s 9 billion on-demand streams, multi-platinum certifications and four consecutive chart-topping hits. charts. His critically acclaimed album Dangerous: The Double Album (Big Loud/Republic Records) topped the Billboard 200 All Genre Albums of 2021 year-end chart with 4.1 million units sold and sparked demand of 58 THE DANGEROUS TOUR shows in 2022 which kicked off in February where $3 from every ticket sold benefits the singer’s More Than My Hometown foundation.
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Country music artist Morgan Wallen donates $25,000 to Tennessee Wildfire Relief