Faith Hill Performed Free Show For New Orleans
August 25, 2010 at 1:54 PM (PT)
WARNER BROS./NASHVILLE artist FAITH HILL returned to NEW ORLEANS YESTERDAY (8/24) to perform a free concert for local residents to mark five years since HURRICANE KATRINA. The evening was sponsored by TIDE'S LOADS OF HOPE program, for which FAITH is an ambassador, and also featured the NEW ORLEANS DIRTY DOZEN BRASS BAND.
FAITH told NOLA.com: "You would be hard-pressed to find people like this anywhere in the world. They made the choice to stay and rebuild because they love the city so much ... everything's moving in the right direction."
FAITH and husband CURB/NASHVILLE artist TIM McGRAW brought supplies to NEW ORLEANS following HURRICANE KATRINA. "I felt so helpless at my comfortable little home in TENNESSEE,” she said. “TIM and I and our friends that work with us felt, 'We don't know what we're doing, but we have to do something.'" That something involved redirecting their charitable foundation, the NEIGHBOR’S KEEPER FOUNDATION, to specifically aid storm victims. "We felt like it was our job to do whatever we could. Having grown up in this area, you feel a natural connection to the people here, and the space. You want to preserve it."
For more on FAITH HILL, visit www.faithhill.com.