Garth Brooks, who turned 49 on Monday, got a really big belated birthday gift on Wednesday--when he discovered that his charitable Nashville concert series raised a whopping $5 million.
The series, which was held in December and consisted of nine sold-out shows at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, was earmarked to fund disaster relief for the city. Tennessee experienced record flooding in May of 2010, which resulted in billions of dollars worth of damage, as well the deaths of more than 20 people and displacement of hundreds more.
The total sum raised from the concerts was announced by the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which says it already has most of the funds (about $4.35 million) in hand.
It's not too surprising that Brooks was able to raise such an impressive sum. The series netted a record 140,000 tickets sold, which is the highest amount ever in the state of Tennessee (and that's a state known for its music lovers, folks!). If you're curious, Michael Jackson held theRead More »from Garth Brooks Raises Whopping Sum For Flood Relief