Faith Hill Commemorates Katrina Anniversary With Free Concert in New Orleans

Faith Hill was joined by a local favorite, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, in New Orleans for a Tuesday night (Aug. 24) concert coinciding with the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. The event, billed as “A Celebration of Hope,” took place at the Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts. Prior to the performance, she told CMT Insider that New Orleans is still trying to fully recover from the devastation caused by the hurricane. “There is sometimes a sense that people have forgotten, but the reality is, this town is rebuilding … as is the coast of Mississippi and Louisiana. It’s no secret that this area just experienced another almost unimaginable disaster with the oil spill, and in some ways that has devastated businesses even greater than Katrina. But you’ll find the more you travel, the people of this area — of the coast, Mississippi, Louisiana, New Orleans — love this place, and they are not going to leave.” The interview with Hill will be featured on the new episode of CMT Insider premiering Saturday (Aug. 28) at 1:30 p.m. ET/PT.