Kelly Clarkson brought the star power together for her first-ever Miracle on Broadway holiday concert on Saturday (Dec. 20), with Reba McEntire, Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks among her special guests. The event, which benefits local charities in Nashville (like The Fruition Fund), took place in Bridgestone Arena. The lengthy showcase also featured performances by Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, "Nashville" star Charles Esten, Kacey Musgraves, Paramore's Hayley Williams, and pop hit-maker Meghan Trainor.
The set list focused on holiday classics, like "Blue Christmas," "Winter Wonderland," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and "Silent Night" (which was a special moment between Clarkson, McEntire and Yearwood). The concert ultimately raised $400,000 dollars; 50 percent of that was raised solely from ticket sales. Clarkson also performed cuts from 2013's Christmas album, Wrapped In Red, her new signature "Underneath the Tree."
“I figured if I got (Reba), everyone would have to say yes,” Clarkson joked to the crowd. “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.”
The Fruition Fund was founded by Clarkson through the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The remainder of the donations will be distributed to Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, Monroe Harding Children’s Home, Second Harvest Food Bank and Thistle Farms.
Check out the stunning performance of "Silent Night" above.