August 30, 2014

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Country music group uses concert to help Kentucky storm victims

Two months after tornadoes devastated communities across Kentucky, the victims are still trying to recover.

Wednesday night, thanks to 98.1 The Bull and WKYT-TV, victims received help from some country music stars, Montgomery Gentry and Laura Bell Bundy.

The performers took the stage at Buster's, and donated all ticket sales to the American Red Cross's Disaster Relief Fund. All funds will stay in Kentucky, and be used to help storm victims.

"Any time our fellow Kentuckians, man are hurting we want to be there because they sure have backed us a bunch," explained country star Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry.

The other half of the duo Montgomery Gentry, Troy Gentry, agreed, "makes me nothing prouder to come back home and to see those kind of people come out and show their support to try to help other people."

"When the tornadoes happened it was devastating for everybody. A lot of friends that I have their whole towns were decimated, and I've been really wanting to do what it was that I could do to help out," said Lexington native singer Laura Bell Bundy.

On ticket sales alone, they raised more than $20,000 for disaster relief.

98.1 The Bull and WKYT sponsored the concert.