SECOND ANNUAL “HELLO FROM THE HILLS” BENEFIT CONCERT RETURNS TO NASHVILLE’S CITY WINERY ON JANUARY 28
FEAT. TYLER CHILDERS, WYNONNA JUDD, BEN FOLDS, SG GOODMAN, ABBY HAMILTON, GABE LEE AND MORE
CO-PRESENTED BY THE HELLO IN THERE FOUNDATION AND HOPE IN THE HILLS
“Hello From The Hills,” a special collaborative benefit concert co-presented by The Hello in There Foundation and Hope in the Hills, will return to Nashville’s City Winery on Sunday, January 28. The second annual event will feature acoustic performances from Tyler Childers, Wynonna Judd, Ben Folds, SG Goodman, Abby Hamilton, Gabe Lee, Lindsay Lou, Jeremy Short and more, and will once again be hosted by NPR Mountain Stage’s Kathy Mattea.
Tickets will be available for pre-sale starting next Wednesday, January 10 at 10:00am CT with general on-sale following next Friday, January 12 at 10:00am CT. Full details can be found HERE.
At the core of the event, The Hello in There Foundation and Hope in the Hills have selected three organizations to receive grants this year: MusiCares, which provides health and welfare services to the music community, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, an organization that provides compassionate immigration legal services to those seeking humanitarian relief and Musicians Recovery Network, which supports those struggling with addiction through the power of music, arts and spiritualty.
Of the event, Dave Lavender, Board President of Hope in the Hills, shares, “We’re honored to team up with our good friends at The Hello In There Foundation to start out this new year by spreading joy, empathy and healing during our gathering to share music, light and love. We know soon enough 2024 will take its lumps with some people talking about a world of ‘us and them,’ of dividing and conquering, of building more walls and fences to keep out neighbors. We humbly approach this event, this year, and this work, walking in compassion and empathy knowing as John Prine once wrote, ‘Broken hearts and dirty windows/Make life difficult to see.’ It is in that seeing and hearing spirit, we come together to honor some amazing non-profits doing the good and hard work of helping folks in need, and in their doing, teach us all how to daily water and nurture the tree of hope and forgiveness.”
Additionally, Executive Director of The Hello in There Foundation, Celine Thackston,
shares, “We’re thrilled to partner once again with Hope in the Hills for an incredible concert in support of nonprofits who are doing thoughtful, necessary work for people in need. These organizations truly embody the spirit of community care that John Prine shared with the world throughout his life.”
The upcoming event follows last year’s inaugural “Hello From The Hills” concert, which featured performances from artists such as Childers, Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Sierra Ferrell, Tommy Prine and more as well as the presentation of $10,000 grants to four organizations: Healing Housing, Raphah Institute, Keith Dixon Foundation and Recovery Community Inc.
ABOUT THE HELLO IN THERE FOUNDATION
Established in 2021 by the family of John Prine, The Hello in There Foundation continues the love, kindness and generosity Prine shared with the world. The work of the foundation is inspired and guided by John’s simple song title, “Hello In There.” Their mission aims to identify and collaborate with individuals and communities to offer support for people who are marginalized, discriminated against or, for any reason, are otherwise forgotten.
ABOUT HOPE IN THE HILLS
Started in 2017, Hope in the Hills is a non-profit organization committed to combatting the opioid crisis and support recovery across Appalachia. Created by a group of local community members and members of Tyler Childers’ team, Hope in the Hills raises funds and awareness to combat addiction with initiatives such as youth programs and recovery houses. Hope in the Hills celebrates recovery through their main event Healing Appalachia each September, which has raised over $400,000 to support recovery since its inception, as well as work year-round on more projects to foster these communities.