Alongside $10,000 from Fiona Prine and friends, Brandi Carlile’s livestream fundraising concert from The Ryman Auditorium raised $50,000 for the Kelly McCartney founded Rainey Day Fund, the McCartney and Rissi Palmer co-founded Color Me Country Fund, and Nashville’s Fanny’s School of Music.
Carlile’s donation of $1 per every ticket sold, plus CMT Equal Play matching those donations — up to $15,000 — and Carlile’s Looking Out Foundation matching the donations to all three organizations equated to this impressive total.
Kelly McCartney posted the news via Twitter stating: Got word from @LookingOutFndn last night that Rainey Day, Color Me Country, & Fanny’s are each getting $40k from Brandi’s Ryman show + the $10k our funds already got from @FionaPrine & friends. @RissiPalmer & I are over the moon with big plans in the works to support our mission. (Read more.)