Saturday night, Kelly Clarkson’s Miracle on Broadway benefit at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, raised $400,000–$200,000 came from ticket proceeds, merchandise and a text-to-donate option at the show. The figure was matched by participants Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood.
In addition to Garth and Trisha, the Nashville superstars who performed at what Kelly hopes will become a yearly event, included Kix Brooks, Ronnie Dunn, Charles Esten, Meghan Trainor, Kacey Musgraves, Martina McBride and Paramore’s Hayley Williams.
When Kelly came up with the idea to mount a charity show to benefit local Nashville charities, she enlisted her mother-in-law, Reba McIntyre to help. “I figured if I got (Reba), everyone would have to say yes,” said Kelly. “I’ve never asked an artist to do anything other than sing with me which a lot of people say no and it hurts my feelings, which is OK.”
Luckily, the American Idol winner got a slew of yeses, and promises from other artists, like Dolly Parton, to participate in next year’s show.
The proceeds from “Miracle on Broadway” will go to benefit The Fruition Fund, which was established by Kelly through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The rest of the funds will be distributed to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Second Harvest Food Bank and Thistle Farms.
Thanks to reader Heartly for the setlist!
Underneath the Tree
Please Come Home For Christmas
My Favorite Things
Santa Claus is Coming to Town (with Charles Esten)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Hard Candy Christmas
Wrapped in Red (with Aben Eubanks, Ashley Arrison & Shane McAnally done in a songwriters round)
Under the Mistletoe [Justin Bieber cover] (Meghan Trainor)
Silver Bells (done by her backup singers)
Rockin’ Little Christmas With You (Kix Brooks and Deborah Allen)
Feliz Navidad (Kacey Musgraves)
Jingle Bell Rock
Blue Christmas (Hayley from Paramore and Chad from New Found Glory)
Oh Holy Night
The Christmas Song (with Martina McBride)
Christmas (Baby Please Come Home) (Martina McBride)
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (with Ronnie Dunn)
Run, Run Rudolph (Ronnie Dunn)
Silent Night (with Trisha Yearwood and Reba)
Santa Claus is Back in Town (Trisha Yearwood)
I’ll Be Home For Christmas (Reba)
Little Drummer Boy (Garth Brooks)
All I Want For Christmas
Check out a few performances from the event. Click this YouTube channel for more!
Kelly Clarkson – Hard Candy Christmas (Dolly Parton cover)
It’s Kelly’s husband favorite Christmas song.
Silent Night Kelly Clarkson, Reba, Trisha Yearwood
Kelly Clarkson & Martina McBride – Christmas Song
Kelly Clarkson & Ronnie Dunn – Baby It’s Cold Outside
Kelly jokingly calls it a “date rape” song and creepy…before she sings it.
Kelly Clarkson – Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas