Thomas Rhett, his wife Lauren Akins, and some of his famous friends raised over $250,000 during his first-ever charity concert event, called Thomas Rhett & Friends this week.
The event benefited 147 Million Orphans which provides for critical needs of children impacted by the orphan crisis and living in poverty according to PEOPLE.
Lauren Akins does with organization & has gone on several mission trips to in Uganda, Haiti and Honduras.
“We both have a huge heart for orphans and I think definitely one day we’d want to [adopt],” Rhett, who hopes to join Akins on a trip later this year, said.
Thomas was joined during the songwriters round by Dierks Bentley, Russell Dickerson, Walker Hayes and Grammy award-winning songwriter/producer Shane McAnally.
The night also included a surprise performance by Florida Georgia Line who took the stage while fans enjoyed a farm-to-table dinner, limited edition merchandise, and a post-show s’more roasting.
Thomas said, “Last night (Tuesday night) was an unreal experience for me and Lauren, to see our hometown, as well as people from all over the country, coming together to support something that’s so important to us. Tuesday nights are like Saturday nights to artists, so I want to be sure to thank Dierks, Brian and Tyler, Shane, Walker and Russell for giving up part of their weekends to make it such a special night, and help us raise money and awareness for this amazing cause.”
So grateful to everyone that made our @147million benefit a huge success last night. It was a killer show and some deserving kids are going to be blessed because of it. Thanks 147 million times @dierksbentley @flagaline @russelled @shanemcanally @walkerhayes @nicatnitemusic @telemitry and thanks to my wife for being such a huge inspiration to me and others.