Tuesday night at The Ryman in Nashville “The BIG 98” presented Bobby Bones & The Raging Idiots’ Million Dollar Show For St. Jude. Bones’ band was joined by country music superstars Craig Campbell, Lindsay Ell, Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Caitlyn Smith, and The Band Perry. The crowd at the Ryman went crazy when Garth Brooks, Brothers Osborne, and Thomas Rhett also took to the stage.
Brooks then presented St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital with a donation of $2 million. The funds were raised after Brooks was inspired by a light-hearted phone call with Bobby Bones during The Bobby Bones Show’s Radiothon broadcast. Upon hearing that the event raised over $1.3 million in just one day, Brooks was inspired by the generosity of the show’s listeners to help raise more money, and decided to donate proceeds from a portion of the sales of his Target exclusive boxed-set THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION.
Bones said, “I’m still on a crazy high from everything that happened. It’s hard to put into words how humbling nights like that are. The fact that so many superstars, that also happen to be really great people, took time out of their busy schedules to be a part of the event is not lost on me. It makes everything we do worthwhile, when we can all come together as a pretty unique community in that sense and benefit an important cause such as St. Jude. It’s one I’ll never forget.”