Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett, Lady A and More To Play Benefit for Covenant School shooting victims

The concert is April 12 at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont in Nashville, TN

When the mass shooting at Nashville's Covenant School captivated the news cycle last week, it was more than a heart-breaking headline for those who live in Music City. It was a hometown attack. And for many, including Nashville singer/songwriters Luke Laird and Dave Barnes, it was an assault on their church and/or kids.

Three 9-year-old students and three adults were murdered before Nashville police shot and killed the suspect.

"The Covenant School has been our home away from home for the last 6 years and is where all of our children go to school. They were all there last Monday and thankfully are all home and safe. Covenant is not only our school but is our church family also," Barnes said. "So much of our life is there."

On April 12, the music community will gather to raise money for Nashville's Covenant School mass shooting victims.

Ben Rector, Carrie Underwood, Chris Tomlin, Colony House, Barnes, Drew Holcomb, Ellie Holcomb, Ketch Secor, Lady A, Mat Kearney, Matt Maher, Natalie Hemby, Sixpence None the Richer, Stephanie and Nathan Chapman, The Warren Brothers, The War and Treaty, Thomas Rhett, Trent Dabbs, Tyler Hubbard, Brett Taylor / Luke Laird / Sandra McCracken and Dwan Hill / Jasmine Mullen / Sarah Kroger will present "A Night Of Joy": Celebrating the Covenant School, a benefit concert hosted by Annie F. Downs.

All proceeds from the event will directly support students, faculty, staff, and families at The Covenant School as they recover, regroup, and rebuild as a community from this tragedy.

The concert is set for 7 p.m. at The Fisher Center for the Performing Arts at Belmont University,  2020 Belmont Blvd in Nashville.

"What if Nashville could be the last stop on this terrible runaway train of school violence, the place where the cycle could finally be broken?" Secor wrote on social media.

Hemby added: "Nashville is once again stepping up and using its talents and resources to support the community. After attending the funerals of victims, who were also friends, it will be healing for me to be able to sing songs about hope in a broken world, and to honor the victims, the school, and the first responders."

To make a donation to the fund, visit here. Check for tickets here.

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