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Brett Kissel’s Edmonton benefit concert for Nashville tornado victims raises $57K

Click to play video: 'Edmonton Oilers’ fans in Nashville as deadly storm hits' Edmonton Oilers’ fans in Nashville as deadly storm hits
WATCH ABOVE: (From March 6, 2020) A deadly storm hit Nashville just as the Edmonton Oilers were taking off to Dallas. A number of fans were in the city including country music star Brett Kissel. Breanna Karstens-Smith reports – Mar 3, 2020

Canadian country music star Brett Kissel’s benefit concert in Edmonton has raised $57,000 for victims of last week’s tornadoes in Tennessee.

Proceeds from all ticket sales, and money raised through action items, will be donated to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s emergency response fund.

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The twister tore through a 16-kilometre stretch of downtown Nashville early on March 3 and narrowly missed Kissel’s condo in the trendy Germantown neighbourhood.

He has said when he heard about the people who died in the storm and saw homes and businesses demolished, he knew he had to do something to help.

Click to play video: 'Nashville reporter captures tornado sweeping by news station' Nashville reporter captures tornado sweeping by news station
Nashville reporter captures tornado sweeping by news station – Mar 3, 2020

Kissel, who is from Flat Lake, Alta., says he was floored by the level of compassion Edmonton showed for its sister city, Nashville.

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He says $3,200 was raised by auctioning off two toilet paper rolls at Wednesday night’s concert — a nod to the shortages at many stores amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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