Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle on Broadway Concert Raises $400,000
Kelly Clarkson's Miracle on Broadway concert, held Dec. 20 at Nashville's Bridgestone Arena, raised $400,000 for multiple local charities, thanks to ticket sales, generous fans and a couple of the show's stars.
The show included performances by Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Kacey Musgraves, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Charles Esten, Meghan Trainor, Kix Brooks, Martina McBride and others. The singer called on her famous mother-in-law to help bring in so many people, especially so close to Christmas.
"I figured if I got [McEntire], everyone would have to say yes," she jokes (quote via Nashville's Tennessean). "I've never asked an artist to do anything other than sing with me, which a lot of people say no, and it hurts my feelings, which is OK."
Clarkson and Dunn sang 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' together, while the songstress duetted on 'Santa Claus is Coming to Town' with Esten and performed a jaw-dropping version of 'Silent Night' with McEntire and Yearwood. See more of the performances here.
“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!” Clarkson said when announcing the star-studded show. “I thank all of the artists joining me, as well as the people of Nashville, for making me feel so welcome over the last seven years I have called it home!”
Ticket and merchandise sales and a text-to-donate option during the concert raised $200,000, and Brooks and Yearwood matched the figure to get to the $400,000 total. The money was donated to the Fruition Fund, established by Clarkson through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which will then distribute funds to the Monroe Carell, Jr., Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Monroe Harding Children's Home, Second Harvest Food Bank and Thistle Farms.
Donate to the Fruition Fund here.