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5/1/2006

Big Names In Country Music Hold Benefit Concert For Tornado Victims

Monday night at Hendersonville High School, a lot of big names in Country Music prepared for a big concert.

Organizers expected a big turnout at the football field of Hendersonville high school. They were expecting about 10,000 people to attend. Not quite that many showed up, but there were still thousands.

Volunteers set up the stage for the 10 acts, including Ricky Scaggs, the Oakridge Boys, Lorrie Morgan, and Fomer Bee Gee Barry Gibb also performed.

He recently purchased the late Johnny Cash's Sumner County home.

The concert is called, "A Night of Healing." The concert benefits the Sumner County United Way Tornado relief fund. Each act performed a few songs. There were also some fun duets. Country singer and Hendersonville resident, Kelly Lang came up with the idea for the benefit.

"I just felt like we needed to do something. I can't go out and cut down trees, and I can't really feed a million people. So I thought, ‘OK, what can I do?'" said Lang.

The concert began at 7:00 Monday night. Admission was a check or cash donation. The concert raised more than $50,000.

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