Camp Southern Ground Benefits From Giving Tuesday. For Camp Southern Ground, today is Thank You Wednesday. A grand total of $7,612 was donated for the camp from the efforts of people contributing during Giving Tuesday. “We simply cannot express our immense gratitude for the absolute outpouring of support you all showed on Giving Tuesday…You also raised a massive amount of awareness about this cause. Please accept our most heartfelt thank you for all you’ve done and continue to do to help support Camp Southern Ground.” -CSG Camp Southern Ground was founded by Zac Brown and created to “operate a camp to allow children to overcome academic, social and emotional difficulties so they may reach their full potential by providing them with the opportunity and tools necessary to achieve excellence in all facets of their lives.” For more information CLICK HERE.
Ronnie Dunn Does His Part To Help The Children. On November 8, Ronnie Dunn performed to a sold out Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green benefiting the charities of the third annual Holiday Bash. The Holiday Bash charity began in 2010 as a joint venture of Commonwealth Broadcasting, WBKO-TV and United Country Auctions to raise much needed money for children’s charities in the weeks immediately before Christmas. In a tremendous outpouring of support, the Southern Kentucky community has embraced Holiday Bash with open arms to the benefit of local charities including Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, United Way, and many more. Many of the children who are directly impacted by the generosity of the local community through these charities were on hand to meet Dunn and thank him in person prior to his performance. “This is an extraordinary collaboration of efforts to the great benefit of all charities involved and in turn, to all the children and families who rely on the work done by these charities,” shares Dunn. “I’m happy to do my part and hope for the continued success of Holiday Bash.” In addition to the Dunn concert, Holiday Bash will host a dinner at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green on November 30 with both a live and a silent auction. Select auction items, including University of Kentucky tickets, trips to New York City, Las Vegas, Hawaii, and Florida, autographed memorabilia from Charlie Daniels, Tim McGraw, and Rascal Flatts are open for bidding now on proxibid.com . Additional auction items will be posted and open during live bidding for those unable to attend. For tickets, questions or more information on Holiday Bash, please visit wbko.com or contact event coordinator, Paula Kirby (firstname.lastname@example.org). If y’all are in the Kentucky area or just love to help a good cause look into this dinner!
The Roys Team Up with The Pink Arrow Project to Help Fight Cancer The Roys have joined The Pink Arrow Project to help fund cancer research and to help cancer survivors and their families. Mary J. Hale, founder and CEO of Pink Arrow Project is excited about their recent addition to the family of supporters. “We are so proud to have brother/sister duo, Lee and Elaine Roy, help represent the Pink Arrow Project. They are such sweet and talented people, and we are so happy to have them on board. We recently announced THE ROYS’ label-mate and acclaimed vocalist Carrie Hassler as our first musical artist to help introduce our organization to the music world. We are extremely proud to have THE ROYS also bringing awareness to folks that might otherwise never have known about our project. ” -Mary J. Hale Head on over to The Pink Arrow Project to find out how you can help The Roys support cancer research.
The Josh Abbott Band Does Their Part To Contribute To Charities With A Spirited, Sisterly Competition. The second annual Josh Abbott Band Sorority Spirit Contest is currently in progress. The contest has gotten a huge response and a lot is thanks to Twitter. Since the kick off, Josh has been receiving over 160 tweets an hour from coast to coast from sorority sisters doing their part to raise some money for their philanthropy. Prizes for this contest include a Josh Abbott Band performance, $10,000 in award money to the winning houses philanthropy, as well as prizes from Dior Cosmetics, Kendra Scott Jewelry and Gigi’s Cupcakes. Sorority Chapters from all directions have registered including Tampa Florida, Pennsylvania State University, University of Oregon, Northern Arizona University, Louisiana State University, Texas Tech, University of Wisconsin-Madison and more! There are 3 phases of the contest and phase 2, Finals Week, begins tomorrow! The 10-15 chapters who had the most people “join” their spirit page and have shown the most creativity will advance into Finals Week. Those finalists will have November 13-15 to submit a skit, via video, with a theme of the bands choosing. Grand prize winners will be chosen from that group based on creativity, entertainment value and effort. Phase 3, The Showdown, will have the videos displayed publicly to raise awareness of the finalists philanthropies. The final winners of this year’s JAB Spirit Contest will be announced the week of November 19. For more information on the contest click HERE. Watch the video below of how last year’s, the first ever, JAB spirit contest turned out!
The Marshall Tucker Band Provides Donations for Hurricane Sandy Victims. The Marshall Tucker Band is collecting donations for Hurricane Sandy victims, and you can help! Starting TODAY, Nov. 8th, you can bring your donations to the southern rock group’s tour truck in Spartanburg, SC. Marshall Tucker Band lead-singer, Doug Gray, feels a personal connection to the hurricane victims. “People in that part of the country have supported The Marshall Tucker Band for over 40 years. We’ve made a lot of friends up there, have watched people’s families grow and have grown with them. So, on a personal level, I know a lot of their pain.” -Doug Gray The band will be in front of the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium from 4:30-7:30, and then they’ll depart to donate the items to victims in the Northeast. They are currently working on more donation trucks for Anderson and Chesnee, SC. They ask that you bring winter necessities such as blankets, coats, and gloves.
First Ever Clay Walker Gala & Live Performances Benefiting Band Against MS. Clay Walker hosted his first annual Clay Walker Gala & Live Performances on Oct. 18. The night was in support of Walker’s charity Band Against MS (BAMS) and was held at the House of Blues in Houston, Texas. BAMS is a public charity committed to providing educational information for those living with Multiple Sclerosis, funding programs researching a cure for Multiple Sclerosis and funding programs helping those living with the disease. At the gala, Walker honored Bob McNair, owner of the NFL Houston Texans, for his support of BAMS throughout the years. The night was full of excitement with Paul Somerville, honorary co-chair and CEO of Associated Pipeline Contractors, Inc., emceeing, and Houston Texans Matt Schaub, Tyler Clutts, TJ Yates, Jon Weeks, and Chris Myers there for support, as well as 2 time MLB World Series Champion, Roger Clemens. Walker and Sarah Marince performed and Percy Sledge entertained everyone with his hit “When A Man Loves A Woman.” There was both a silent and live auction that raised money for BAMS. The morning after the gala, Walker hosted a forum for MS patients, caregivers, family and friends, where top MS researchers spoke. CNN Newsmakers filmed the forum and it will be airing for one month beginning Nov. 9. Photos by Michelle Watson, Catch Light Group.
Martina McBride Celebrates 5th Anniversary of Musicians on Call. The Hard Rock Café in Nashville welcomes Martina McBride to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Musicians On Call, a nonprofit organization that brings live performances to hospital patients. Katy Epley, MOC Director of National Expansion, is looking forward to Martina’s performance on November 16th. “Musicians On Call is honored and excited to have the acclaimed artist Martina McBride perform in Nashville. We are so grateful for Martina’s participation and support.” Don’t miss your chance to see Martina McBride as she celebrates Musicians on Call. All proceeds from the show go directly to MOC. Go ahead and get your tickets today so you don’t miss out!
George Strait Offers VIP Passes and More In Charity Auction Currently Underway! In conjunction with his final 2013-2014 tour, The Cowboy Rides Away, George Strait is running a charity auction to benefit The Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation, a fund donates money to various children’s charities in the San Antonio and Houston area including The Boys and Girls Clubs of San Antonio and St. Jude’s Ranch. “The Jenifer Strait Memorial Foundation was formed to preserve the memory of our daughter. Even though she was just a child of thirteen years, her love for younger children was amazing. It is for this reason that we chose to help others who might be in need, in her honor.” -George Strait Participants have the opportunity to bid for VIP packages and even meet Strait himself. CID Entertainment is also offering two exclusive VIP packages at each stop on the tour which include front row tickets, private pre-show, admission to a private exhibition of Strait’s memorabilia, and more.The auction is already underway, and will run through Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. ET. For more information and to join the auction go to the official page.
Radney Foster Offers “Louisiana Blue” To Hurricane Isaac Victims. To help the victims of Hurricane Isaac, Radney Foster has joined The American Red Cross. People can order the new video for “Louisiana Blue” and donate to the cause at the same time. To do so click HERE! “This is the first song I ever wrote with Beth Nielsen Chapman. I had written the chorus and played it for her, and she and I wrote the first verse together. She was so excited about it that she went home that night and wrote the second verse. So it is a true collaboration.” -Foster The song can be found on Foster’s Del Rio Texas Revisited: Unplugged & Lonesome. “I love the way Martie McGuire digs into the opening licks, it just set the tone for the song. We had washboard and accordion in the studio, and there is a great sexy interplay between the fiddle and accordion on the solo. I knew we had it when I saw my wife dancing around the control room.” -Foster
Kellie Pickler and Hard Rock Cafe Nashville Host Pinktober Concert. October has a new name and its PINKtober in honor of breast cancer awareness! Country music singer, Kellie Pickler is helping to lead the charge in Nashville along Hard Rock Cafe by hosting a special concert! The event will help raise proceeds for the American Cancer Society, nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Get complete details on the event below! Hard Rock’s efforts towards Pinktober go beyond the concert though. They are including PINK menu option, “PINK sheets rooms”, and various limited edition merchandise in their locations worldwide. A variety of charities will benefit from sales including The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®, The Caron Keating Foundation (U.K.) and local breast cancer charities around the globe. Fans can get involved all month long by visiting their local Hard Rock locations and eating and drinking PINK with Hard Rock’s non-alcoholic PINK drinks and PINK menu offerings. Get noticed in stylish shades of PINK with Hard Rock’s PINKTOBER merchandise including the PINKTOBER 2012 T-shirt, bracelet, robe, PINK Sheets, pin and more. Products are sold exclusively at Hard Rock properties worldwide, including Cafes, Hotels, Casinos and on www.hardrock.com. Kellie Pickler Nashville Hard Rock Concert Details. When: Saturday, October 13, 2012 8 p.m. Event begins Where: Hard Rock Cafe Nashville 100 Broadway Nashville, TN 615-742-9900 Admission: $50 VIP tickets with Kellie Picker meet and greet $15 General admission tickets Purchase tickets now