NASHVILLE (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Grammy Award winner Kelly Clarkson performed her first annual benefit concert, Miracle on Broadway, at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Saturday, December 20th. Clarkson had a star-studded special guest lineup of artist friends including Reba, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Kacey Musgraves, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Charles Esten, Meghan Trainor and more to sing their versions of classic Christmas favorites, as well as join her in performing original hits from her platinum selling Christmas album, Wrapped In Red.
According to Nashville’s Tennessean newspaper, the concert itself raised $200,000 through ticket sales, merchandise and a text-to-donate option at the show, and Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood — who were on hand to perform — matched that figure, raising the total to $400,000.
All proceeds will benefited The Fruition Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee with a portion of the proceeds benefitting four of Nashville’s finest charities: Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Second Harvest Food Bank, and Thistle Farms.
“I love my adopted hometown of Nashville with all of my heart and I am so honored to be able to give back to the community alongside some of my favorite artists and friends for my first annual Miracle on Broadway benefit concert!” says Clarkson. “I thank all of the artists joining me, as well as the people of Nashville for making me feel so welcome over the last 7 years I have called it home!" –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers