Luke Bryan and Keith Urban decorate Christmas trees to benefit the First Responders Children’s Foundation
The tradition of the parade of trees continues this holiday season at Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 39th annual A Country Christmas event. Universal Music Group Nashville hosts the Parade of Trees, where several country artists on the label’s roster decorated Christmas trees now on display at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Resort. Luke Bryan, Keith Urban, Sam Hunt, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Kacey Musgraves, Tyler Hubbard, Little Big Town and Maddie & Tae lent their style to the custom trees, alongside legendary artists Alan Jackson, George Strait and Reba McEntire.
Urban’s tree features red decor including lights and cassette-shaped ornaments, while McEntire’s tree is classic and elegant with white lights and red, green, and gold ornaments. Musgraves’ neon pink tree is inspired by his 2016 holiday album, A Very Kacey Christmas, while Strait takes a patriotic approach with a blue tree in honor of his song “The Weight of the Badge”. Bryan also used his hit, “Country On,” as inspiration for his tree.
Pardi keeps his country together with a farm-themed tree adorned with animal ornaments including pigs, cows and sheep, while Hunt shares his pride in his home state of Georgia with a white tree displaying ornaments with the Georgia Bulldogs logo, footballs and peaches, the latter is the official state fruit. Maddie & Tae also opted for clear lights with gold star-shaped embellishments alongside blue and silver embellishments.
In addition, each artist provided a special experience for fans, such as a VIP concert and exclusive merchandise. Fan Experience proceeds, available for auction now, benefit the First Responders Children’s Foundation to provide scholarships and mental health resources for children whose parents have died in the line of duty.
“The holidays are a special time when people come together to celebrate and be grateful for their blessings,” McEntire said in a statement. “This holiday season, I am grateful to be able to help raise awareness for the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which supports the children and families of first responders who risk their lives every day to serve our communities.
The Parade of Trees is on view until January 10.
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