Brantley Gilbert Leads Chattanooga Unite – Get the Scoop! (@BrantleyGilbert)

James Minchin
James Minchin
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BRANTLEY GILBERTvisited Chattanooga today to announce a benefit event honoring U.S. Marine Gunnery Sgt.Thomas Sullivan, U.S Marine Staff Sgt.David Wyatt, U.S. Marine Sgt.Carson Holmquist, U.S. Marine Lance CorporalSkip Wellsand U.S. Navy Petty OfficerRandall Smith. CHATTANOOGA UNITE: A TRIBUTE ON THE RIVER will take place Wednesday, September 16, two months after the loss of these five courageous lives. Focusing on a renewed appreciation for those who risk their well-being every day to protect our freedoms and celebrate a city that has united in the face of tragedy, CHATTANOOGA UNITE will honor servicemen and women.

After hearing the devastating news on July 16, Brantley felt a call-to-action. The chart-toppingOne Hell Of An Amensinger/songwriter spoke with local radio station WUSY to announce a special concert benefitting families of the fallen soldiers. View the videohere. An avid supporter of the military, the award-winning artist has since seen the idea evolve into CHATTANOOGA UNITE.

The day-long celebration will begin with an Armed Forces Parade at 2PM. The parade route will travel down Market Street to Aquarium Way to Chestnut Street ending at the Tennessee River with a performance on the esteemed Riverbend barge stage. Chattanooga native Samuel L. Jackson will serve as the official tribute emcee and Brantley will headline afree concert, concluding withfireworks.Special guests and event details will be announced as the event draws near.

In lieu of ticket fees, donations are encouraged through collection bins placedthroughout the event. Funds collected will benefit The National Compassion Fund. For more information and to donate now, please visit:www.ChattanoogaUnite.org.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.

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