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Kelly Clarkson Hosting Star-Studded Miracle on Broadway Concert Saturday Night in Nashville
Image Courtesy RCA RecordsKelly Clarkson‘s star-studded Miracle on Broadway concert is set for Saturday night at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena. The lineup includes pop stars Meghan Trainor and Hayley Williams of Paramore as well as country stars Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Kacey Musgraves, Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn and Martina McBride. Kelly started the ball rolling for the show less than 90 days ago, and she recruited her mother-in-law, Reba, as the first special guest on the show. Kelly is married to Reba’s stepson, Brandon Blackstock.
Kelly says with a laugh, “I figured if I could tie Reba in, people would say yes. So, she said yes, probably ’cause she’s just my mother-in-law. It’d be awkward at Christmas when she was like, ‘Oh, I turned you down.’”
The stellar lineup at Miracle on Broadway is a testament to how much other artists, like Trisha Yearwood, love and respect Kelly.
“If Kelly Clarkson asked me to mow her lawn, I’m there,” Trisha tells ABC News Radio. “I mean, really. She emailed and she goes, ‘I know you and Garth are really busy, and I expect you to say no, but I just want to ask.’ Both of us were like, ‘Yeah, absolutely.’ So, I mean, really, truly anything for her.”
Kelly hopes to make Miracle on Broadway an annual event, and she’s already gotten commitments for next year’s show from a few superstars, including Dolly Parton. Kelly reached out to Dolly about eight days ago to join her for a duet of “Hard Candy Christmas” at this year’s concert, but Dolly actually returned Kelly’s email with a fax containing a sweet note about the song and Kelly’s new baby, River Rose.
Kelly says of Dolly, “First of all, I love her because she doesn’t email. She faxes, which makes me love her. Like, you don’t understand. The fax, I’m actually framing and putting in my office.”
Miracle on Broadway coincides with Kelly’s first Christmas with her baby, River Rose. While she’s worked with charities in the Nashville area for years now, Kelly says becoming a mother has made her want to give even more back to her community.
In addition to River Rose, Kelly is a stepmom to Brandon’s two children from a previous marriage. She hopes to instill that spirit of giving into their kids with events like Miracle on Broadway.
Says Kelly, “We want to make sure that they are a part of things like this from the get-go. His kids, and our little girl as well — [to] just see this. Because it’s like, you can’t grow up in your own little world. There’s a whole world out there, and there’s people that are in need.”
Proceeds from Miracle on Broadway benefit several of Kelly’s favorite charities in Middle Tennessee, including The Community Foundation, Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Thistle Farms organization for women who have survived prostitution, trafficking and addiction.
Fans attending the concert are asked to bring a non-perishable food donation for Second Harvest Food Bank. Those not attending the concert can make a one-time $10 donation by texting MIRACLE to 41010.
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Garth Brooks Adds More Shows in Detroit
Image Courtesy Pearl/RCAGarth Brooks has added three dates to his run of shows in Detroit for a total of six concerts starting Friday, February 20. He’ll then play two shows on Saturday, February 21. There’s another show on Friday, February 27 followed by two shows on Saturday, February 28.
So far, Garth has sold more than 90,000 tickets in Detroit with tickets still available through Ticketmaster.com.
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