In furthering his commitment to U.S. military causes, “One Hell of an Amen” singer Brantley Gilbert has announced a benefit show for families and victims of the July 16 shootings in Chattanooga, Tenn.
On Wednesday, Sept. 16, Chattanooga Unite: A Tribute on the River will pay tribute to U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, U.S. Marine Sgt. Carson Holmquist, U.S. Marine Lance Corporal Skip Wells and U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith who lost their lives in the mass shooting.
The event will begin with an Armed Forces parade at 2 p.m., traveling through downtown Chattanooga to the Tennessee River. Actor (and Chattanooga native) Samuel L. Jackson will emcee, and Brantley will headline a free concert. Special guests are expected to be announced in coming weeks.
Donations are encouraged from those planning to attend, and funds collected will benefit the National Compassion Fund.
Prior to the Chattanooga event, Brantley will be part of a monster concert bill with Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Cole Swindell and Old Dominion, Aug. 28 and 29 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
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