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Benefit for Hurricane Sandy victim Tuesday at Wildhorse Saloon


The city of Nashville is doing what it does best Tuesday night, rallying around hurting people in a big and meaningful way.

A young Nashville music publicist lost her father, her family home and the family business to Hurricane Sandy earlier this month.

Now the music community is throwing a huge benefit concert Tuesday at the Wildhorse Saloon for Carly Caramanna.

Caramanna has only lived in Nashville for a year. She expected sympathy, phone calls and kindness, but not this kind of overwhelming generosity.

Caramanna, 26, saw her dad die from a heart attack after he lost the family barber shop and the family home on Ortley Beach, NJ.

"I've never dealt with anything like this," said Caramanna.

There isn't much left. The Caramannas met and fell in love on Ortley Beach, opened their barber shop 30 years ago and got married 30 years ago.

They went on a mortgage-free celebration cruise and came back to destruction. Mark Caramanna died before he got back on the island. Mom pushed Carly Caramanna to Nashville.

Justin Moore's Team I3 Entertainment and Pam Lewis and PLA have put together a big fundraiser.

Justin Moore, Jake Owens and others will play the Wildhorse Saloon for only $15. There will be a silent auction and other events through the night.

"I'm blown away," said Carly Caramanna. "Every time I'm reading someone else's story, it doesn't even really fell like it's my life."

Anyone with an Opry ticket gets in for $7. Plenty of tickets are still available.

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