Tenille Townes raised $89,000 on Tuesday night during her virtual “Big Hearts For Big Kids” fundraiser with all proceeds benefitting two organizations: Sunrise House (a local youth shelter in Townes’ hometown of Grande Prairie, Alberta) and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Troop 6000 (an initiative that supports girls without permanent housing in the Nashville area). In the eleven years since Townes started the annual fundraiser, “Big Hearts For Big Kids” has raised over $2 million.
Hosted at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium, the virtual event featured Townes performing songs from her critically acclaimed debut album, The Lemonade Stand, as well as special at-home performances from Dierks Bentley, Brandi Carlile, Luke Combs, Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Caylee Hammack, Ashley McBryde, Lori McKenna, Chrissy Metz, John Osborne and Lucie Silvas.
The full event will remain available to view for the next week across Townes’ social media platforms. Watch below.
The successful benefit adds to a breakout year for Townes, who released The Lemonade Stand this past Friday via Columbia Nashville in partnership with RCA Records (stream/purchase here).