Kelly Clarkson is prepping a “Miracle on Broadway” — Nashville’s lower Broadway, that is — to benefit several local charities. The pop superstar’s December 20th show at Music City’s Bridgestone Arena will include performances by a who’s-who list of pop and country superstars: Reba, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Kacey Musgraves, Paramore’s Hayley Williams, Charles Esten, Meghan Trainor and more names to be announced soon. All of the artists will sing classic holiday songs, as well as original tunes from Clarkson’s Wrapped in Red album.
All ticket proceeds will benefit the Fruition Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, with a portion divided between Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Second Harvest Food Bank and Thistle Farms.
“I love my adopted hometown of Nashville with all of my heart and I am so honored to be able to give back to the community alongside some of my favorite artists and friends for my first annual Miracle on Broadway benefit concert!” Clarkson writes in a statement. “I thank all of the artists joining me, as well as the people of Nashville for making me feel so welcome over the last seven years I have called it home!”
Tickets go on sale October 18th at Livenation.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Wrapped in Red, released last year, is Clarkson’s first holiday album. The new mother has taken much of this year off but does have a song on country radio right now, “PrizeFighter” — her duet with Trisha Yearwood, which is the title track of Yearwood’s upcoming greatest hits album. A new album from Clarkson should be coming in early 2015, according to a tweet from the singer last month, in which she also hinted at a “special guest” on the project. It will be her first LP of completely original material in more than three years.