Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson Make ‘Xtreme’ Donation
Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson are getting ready to bring their Xtreme Muzik tour to their home turf of Nashville, Tenn., next Saturday (September 2). The country stars are hoping for a sold-out crowd, but not to pad their own pockets. The generous performers have decided to donate 100 percent of the proceeds from the show to Operation Finally Home, a non-profit organization that provides housing to wounded and disabled veterans, as well as the spouses of fallen soldiers.
"This is a wonderful organization I've worked with for years," Big Kenny explains (quote via Nashville's Tennessean newspaper). "Building a home is noble, but constructing a home tailored to the needs of a specific injury or disability is one of the things Operation Finally Home really understands and has done well time and again."
The Xtreme Muzik tour has also benefited children with life-threatening illnesses, as all proceeds from the July 2 show in Denver, Co. went to Shriners Hospitals for Children.
The Nashville concert, which will include performances by Bradley Gaskin and Cowboy Troy, will be held on the grounds of the Fontanel mansion, once the home of country legend Barbara Mandrell. All of they money raised from the outdoor show will benefit local veterans. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here.
The Xtreme Muzik tour includes stops in Illinois, California and Arizona before it wraps up on September 25 in British Columbia. See the entire tour schedule here.