More than 80,000 people showed up to help Brantley Gilbert honor five fallen service members at Wednesday night’s Chattanooga Unite: A Tribute on the River event. The concert served as a tribute to the military personnel who were killed in a July 16 shooting at a military recruitment facility in Chattanooga.
During the show, Brantley told the crowd, “We all know why we’re here. We’re here to mourn and we’re here to grieve but we’re also here to celebrate the lives and the legacies of those we lost.”
Family and friends of the fallen soldiers were on hand for the concert. Brantley told them, ” We can’t bring your husbands, brothers or sons back, but hopefully we can make you smile tonight.”
Trace Adkins, Colt Ford, Harry Connick, Jr., Jamey Johnson and Aaron Lewis also performed during the concert. Chattanooga native Samuel L. Jackson emceed the event. Donations from the concert have now topped $230,000 with proceeds going to The National Compassion Fund.
You can donate at ChattanoogaUnite.org.
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