Newlyweds Leann Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are putting together an acoustic concert to benefit recent tornado victims.
“We wanted to reach out to the victims. A lot of these small towns, people don’t have houses with shelters,” LeAnn says in an interview with the Florida-Times Union. “They’re living in what they can afford. It’s terrifying. Where do they go? It’s heartbreaking.” “My grandmother pulled me into a closet, and I literally saw the roof pick up, turn sideways and sit back down catty-corner back on the house,” she remembers. “Every window in the front of the house was blown out, and the pillow I was sleeping on had a huge shard of glass through it. Ever since I’ve been terrified of tornadoes.”
The concert, “An Evening with LeAnn Rimes” takes place this Sunday at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall in Florida, and will be co-hosted by her husband Eddie. It includes a silent auction of memorabilia from Justin Bieber, Kelly Clarkson, Tim McGraw, Kim Kardashian, Reba McEntire and the cast of “Glee.” Tickets are $65 and $100. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit her blog dedicated exclusively to the benefit.