The concert, which will aid disaster relief efforts from the
"We're gonna band together and make it all right," Mathus told the audience. "When they first asked me to do this, I said, 'I'll be there for
Hudson offered his good thoughts to the city in between songs about life in the Magnolia State.
"My heart goes out to you guys," he said.
Hudson mentioned the weather, which was rainy and cloudy before the show started. The clouds eventually gave way to sunny skies and cool temperatures, and that helped welcome the crowd, said
"It's been good so far," she said about halfway through the event. "It looks like a good crowd."
A total tally of the funds raised will be announced today.
"It's unlike any record I've ever done. A lot of my songs tell stories, but these, no so much. They're anthem songs," he said. "These are like Americana Kool & the Gang."
Thorn and his family fared well through the storm, but he said it's painful to see his battered hometown and he was happy to perform at Band Together.
"Vanelli's was where I got discovered," he said of the damaged
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