Martina McBride Lends Her Voice For Charity

The Shalom Foundation’s Hymns, Hams & Jams Concert Was A Success! Last week, Martina McBride shared her time and musical talents at Nashville’s Hymns, Hams & Jams concert from Loveless Barn in support of The Shalom Foundation. The event was a huge success, raising much-needed funds in support of its medical program in Guatemala. The August 21 Hymns, Hams & Jams concert, headlined by Martina McBride, also featured a performance and live auction with legendary songwriter Bob DiPiero. GAC and Sirius XM personality Storme Warren hosted the event. Auction items included tickets to the 2012 World Series, Nashville Predators VIP packages, Peter Nappi custom footwear, a private bus party, exclusive concert tickets and backstage experiences with artists including Brad Paisley and The Band Perry and a unique eat-and-greet experience with Zac Brown Band, all bringing in donations for the Christian organization and its work in Guatemala. The Shalom Foundation recently brought 14-year old Angelica Morales to Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital to complete surgery on a complicated vascular malformation, which required more resources than were currently available at its Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City. A pediatric dental surgery team recently returned from The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City, led by doctors and nurses from the Nashville area including Dr. George Adams, Dr. George Fiaz and Dr. Shannon Hershey. Proceeds from this month’s Hymns Hams & Jams will directly support The Shalom Foundation’s medical program.

Heidi Newfield To Headline Buds-N-Suds Music Festival

Heidi Newfield Will Be Headlining The 15th Annual Buds-N-Suds Music Festival! Heidi Newfield will headline The 15th Annual Buds-n-Suds Music Festival Presented by The Big 98 WSIX on Wednesday, September 15 at Loser’s Bar and Grill in Nashville. The outdoor benefit concert supports the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) Tennessee Chapter. Joining the outdoor party along with Newfield, includes full-band performances by The Big Rock Show, Keith Anderson, El Camino (feat. Jon Nicholson & Shannon Lawson,) Capitol recording artist Kelleigh Bannen, Jared Blake from The Voice, and Johnny T, plus Dee Jay Silver mixing his specialty mash-ups to keep the party flowing. A silent auction will be on hand to include a vast selection of autographed memorabilia from notable musicians, athletes and other celebrities. A special early bird ticket can be purchased online at budsnsuds.com for a discounted donation price of $10 until August 31. Starting September 1 advanced ticket donations will be $15 and day of show at the Loser’s Bar and Grill for a $20 donation. VIP tickets early bird ticket for $50 are available online as well, and will increase to a $60 donation on September 1. VIP tickets will include special seating area, drinks and appetizers. All proceeds benefit Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America, a non-profit, volunteer-driven organization dedicated to finding the cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The 15th Annual Buds-n-Suds Benefit Concert is sponsored in part by: Janssen, National Certified Alarms, and Baptist Hospital and produced by Harbor Entertainment.

Craig Morgan’s Charity Weekend A Success

Craig Morgan’s 6th Annual Charity Weekend Was A Huge Success! Craig Morgan is thrilled with the results of his 6th annual Charity Motocross Ride, Concert and Sporting Clay Shoot. The two-day’s events and auction raised more than $73,000, bringing the four-year total to $250,000. “Year-after-year I am blown away by the support for this event from our celebrity friends and the Dickson and Middle Tennessee communities. I am so proud of the amount of money raised to help the children and families in this area and am already looking forward to our 7th annual event next summer.” -Morgan Proceeds from the weekend will benefit the Craig Morgan Charity Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Craig Morgan Charity Fund continues to raise funds to benefit foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. The ultimate charitable goal for Craig is to establish Billy’s Place, a welcoming home for temporarily displaced children.

Martina McBride To Headline Hymns Hams And Jams

Martina McBride Is Set To Headline The 3rd Annual Hymns, Hams & Jams Concert In Nashville. Martina McBride is sharing her time and talents in a special concert from Nashville’s Loveless Barn to benefit The Shalom Foundation and its medical program in Guatemala. Taking place August 21, Hymns, Hams & Jams will also feature a live auction with legendary songwriter Bob DiPiero. GAC and Sirius XM personality Storme Warren will host the event. Auction items include tickets to the 2012 World Series, Garth Brooks and Sugarland autographed guitars, a private bus party, concert tickets, backstage VIP experiences and more! Tickets to this exclusive event are available through The Shalom Foundation at 615-595-5811 or by contacting Executive Director Allison Bender, abender@theshalomfoundation.org. The Shalom Foundation recently brought 14-year old Angelica Morales to Vanderbilt’s Monroe Carrell Jr. Children’s Hospital to complete surgery on a complicated vascular malformation which required more resources than were currently available at its Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City. Proceeds from this month’s 3rd Annual Hymns Hams & Jams will directly support The Shalom Foundation’s medical program. A pediatric dental surgery team is also serving at The Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala City, led by doctors and nurses from the Nashville area including Dr. George Adams, Dr. George Fiaz and Dr. Shannon Hershey. WHO: Martina McBride with Bob DiPiero and Storme Warren WHAT: Hymns Hams & Jams WHEN: Tuesday, August 21 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Loveless Barn 8400 Tennessee Highway 100 Nashville, TN 37221 WHY: Concert, Dinner and Auction to benefit The Shalom Foundation HOW: Tickets can be purchased through The Shalom Foundation at 615-595-5811 or abender@theshalomfoundation.org

Country Artists Support Soles 4 Souls

Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire and More Lend Voices to Soles4Souls! Alan Jackson, Reba McEntire, Kieth Urban and 16 other country artists have lent their voices on a new track to benefit Nashville based non-profit, Soles4Souls. The single is titled “The Choice“, and proceeds will go directly to support the non-profit whose mission it is to provide shoes to those who need them, in the United States and other countries abroad. To date, the organization has provided shoes for more than 30,000 people worldwide. Other artists featured on the track include Josh Turner, Vince Gill, Billy Gilman, Rodney Atkins, Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan, Kenny Rogers, LeAnn Rimes, Steve Holy, Wynonna Judd, Amy Grant, Ronnie Milsap, Randy Travis, Craig Morgan and Montgomery Gentry. You can download the single on iTUNES, Amazon and other music sites.

Craig Morgan’s 6th Annual Charity Weekend

Craig Morgan’s 6th Annual Charity Weekend Is Just Days Away! Craig Morgan’s 6th annual charity weekend is right around the corner and the country music star and award-winning TV host is excited to announce the final list of music, motocross, and celebrity friends joining him for the weekend’s festivities. On Saturday, August 11, motocross stars Destry Abbott, Fred Andrews, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Randy Hawkins, Kevin Windham, and country star Bucky Covington will take part in an exhibition and trail ride in Vanleer, Tennessee. Later that night, country music star Darryl Worley and HLN “Morning Express” host and “Brand New Day” singer Robin Meade along with the evening’s emcee, GAC host and TV personality Nan Kelley, will take the stage in concert with Morgan to support the Craig Morgan Charity Fund. On Sunday, August 12th the popular Celebrity Sporting Clay Event will take place from the Tennessee Clay Target Complex in Nashville. This year’s event, a 12-station course, will feature an exhibition by “The Ultimate Shooter” Tim Bradley. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit the Craig Morgan Charity Fund, a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Craig Morgan Charity Fund continues to raise funds to establish Billy’s Place, an organization that will benefit foster children in Dickson County and throughout Middle Tennessee. Fans can take part in the event by bidding on auction items via eBay through Friday, August 10th. Items include a Husqvarna for a day experience, allowing fans to ride in style alongside motocross stars at Saturday’s ride. Concert attendees on Saturday night will also have the opportunity to bid on live and silent auction items including a Pre-Owned Volkswagen Passat GLS, high end MAC Tools chest, music, tv, and sports memorabilia, and more! All events are open to the public with tickets on sale at NowPlayingNashville.com as well as all TriStar Bank locations in Dickson. Craig Morgan Charity Weekend Dirt Bike Ride/Trail Ride Date: August 11, 2012 Location: Paul Allen Farm 1286 Bell Hollow Rd., Vanleer, TN Registration Opens: 8:00 AM Ride and Exhibition Start Time: 10:00 AM Tickets: $40 pre-registration; $45 day-of registration; $15 spectator. All ticket prices incl. lunch Motocross stars Destry Abbot, Fred Andrews, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Randy Hawkins and Kevin Windham plus country star Bucky Covington will take part in an exhibition and group trail ride with Craig Morgan Craig Morgan Concert Date: August 11, 2012 Location: Dickson Middle School 401 East College St., Dickson, TN Doors Open: 6:00 PM Concert Start Time: 7:30 PM Tickets: $25 adult; $10 children 12 and under Darryl Worley and Robin Meade will join Craig Morgan in concert, hosted by GAC’s Nan Kelley Sporting Clay Event Date: August 12, 2012 Location: Tennessee Clay Target Complex 1100 County Hospital Rd., Nashville, TN First Flight: 9:00 am Registration; 10:00 am Shoot Second Flight: Noon Registration; 1:00 pm Shoot Tickets: $100 per competitor with prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place competitors Includes lunch and 12:30pm exhibition with “The Ultimate Shooter” Tim Bradley

Craig Morgan Adds Celebrities To Charity Weekend

Music And Motocross Stars Sign On For Craig Morgan’s 6th Annual Charity Weekend. There is just over a month until Craig Morgan’s 6th Annual Charity Weekend takes place and he is excited to announce the first round of music and motocross friends that will be joining him during the festivities. On Saturday, August 11, motocross stars Destry Abbott, Fred Andrews, Cowboy Kenny Bartram, Trey Canard, Randy Hawkins and Kevin Windham will take part in an exhibition and trail ride from Vanleer, Tennessee. Later that night, country music star Darryl Worley and HLN “Morning Express” host and “Brand New Day” singer Robin Meade will take to the stage in concert with Morgan to support the Craig Morgan Charity Fund. For more information on the entire weekend click HERE. All events are open to the public and tickets are available now at Now Playing Nashville and all TriStar Bank locations in Dickson, Tennessee.

BamaJam 2012 Gives Back

BamaJam 2012 Donates To Partnering Non-Profit Organizations. BamaJam 2012 has generously donated approximately $25,000 to numerous charitable and non-profit organizations. This comes from their appreciation for those who partnered with the festival and helped to make it the success it was. BamaJam 2012 is a community-driven company and is thrilled to support the causes of non-profits such as Habitat for Humanity, Wiregrass United Way, CERT and many more. BamaJame 2012 was held June 14-16 and featured music from Tim McGraw, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson, Eric Church, Zac Brown Band, Kid Rock, Jamey Johnson and more. It is being called the music and lifestyle event of the summer. “We at BamaJam 2012 are thankful to have the opportunity to give back to the community that has supported us. We look forward to working with all of these groups again at BamaJam 2013.” -Rendy Lovelady, executive producer of the festival. Below is a list of the non-profits BamaJam 2012 is making donations to. To see pictures and video of this year’s festival or for information on ordering your BamaJam 2013 tickets, please visit www.bamajam2012.com. Non-Profits: Habitat for Humanity Carroll High School Boys Basketball Team Malone High School Girls Basketball Team Enterprise Civitan Club Daleville Band Parents Wiregrass United Way New Brockton Youth Sports Association Home Inspection for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters Alabama Power Service Organization Elba First Assembly Carroll High School Cheer Booster Club Opp Paws and Claws CERT Carroll Quarterback Club Cottonwood High School Carroll High School Girls Basketball Team The Cultural Arts Center

Alan Jackson Plays Show For Colorado Wildfire Relief

Alan Jackson Does His Part To Help During The Colorado Wildfires. Last week Alan Jackson played the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre. Recognizing the devastation the state of Colorado is currently experiencing with wildfires, Jackson expressed his support by partnering with AEG and KYGO/Denver to offer front row reserved tickets at a special premium price – all proceeds were donated to the Denver Foundation (the state’s oldest and largest community foundation) for use by the Colorado Wildfire Relief Fund created and designated by the governor. KYGO announced the tickets were available on the morning of show (Thursday, June 28) and within hours, several thousand dollars were raised. “It’s just the saddest thing. I’m just heart broke about all the fires out here. We really appreciate all the great people that have been helping them out here. They sold some of the seats down here on a special deal to try and raise some money to help fight that battle – whoever bought those, that was mighty nice of y’all and I really appreciate it.” -Jackson told the crowd during the performance. Donations for wildfire disaster relief efforts can be made by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or by visiting the Colorado chapter’s website at www.coloradoredcross.org Photo below by Scott Scovill.

Waylon Jennings Birthday Bash

Join The Celebration Of Waylon Jennings And His Nationwide Birthday Bash! Country music artists Keith Urban, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Ray Cyrus and Jamey Johnson urge millions of Waylon Jennings fans to come together this summer for a nationwide series of Waylon Birthday Bashes, funding diabetes research at TGen. Urban, Kristofferson, Cyrus and Johnson are among the members of the new National Honorary Committee for The Waylon Fund for Diabetes Research. All contributions to the fund go to the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), one of the nation’s premier non-profit biomedical research institutes. The fund helps TGen to quickly translate laboratory discoveries into new ways to diagnose and treat diabetes, which affects nearly 26 million Americans. Waylon’s “kicking down the doors” style of music will infuse the events, which feature regional and national acts, including: Shooter Jennings, Tommy Jennings, and the Rowdy Johnson Band. In a suburb of Phoenix, the headquarters of TGen, a Waylon Birthday Bash is planned June 17 at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe. This bash features “DJ Dana” Armstrong, founder of Valley Fever Country Night, and several local live-music acts: Ray Lawrence Jr., Tony Martinez, James Parks, Steve Larson and Hans Olson. Also appearing from Nashville is J.P. Harris and The Tough Choices. “We have a built-in Waylon fan base here who are happy to support a progressive diabetes research fund in his name. We have held Waylon tribute nights in the past, and if we can raise awareness and some funds for TGen in this way, I know we will have a good time doing it,” Armstrong said. The dates and locations of Waylon Birthday Bashes are: June 8-10 — A three-day Honky Tonk Throwdown at PJ’s Lager House in Detroit. June 15 — The Wayland in New York; Firehouse Saloon in Houston; and High Dive in Seattle. June 15-16 — A two-day event, featuring Waylon’s son Shooter Jennings, is set for a festival in Whiteface, Texas, (near Waylon’s his hometown of Littlefield). June 17 — Richie Albright, Waylon’s long-time drummer and co-producer, and Waymore’s Outlaws at Robert’s Western World in Nashville; and Valley Fever Country Night at the Yucca Tap Room in Tempe. Birthday bashes will be promoted by Waylon Fund Partners — which includes Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), Music News Nashville (MNN), Sony Music, Universal Music Publishing Group, Country Music Nation (CMN), and the Ernest Tubb Records Shops — with messages expected to reach more than 1 million Waylon fans. Waylon Birthday Bashes originated from everyday Waylon fans who loved his music and his “Outlaw” genre, which challenged the Nashville establishment, spearheaded crossover appeal and re-popularized country music. In the same spirit as the “Outlaw” movement, The Waylon Fund enables TGen scientists to challenge conventional ideas and discover novel ways of attacking diabetes. Working with Waylon’s widow, Jessi Colter, and their son, Shooter Jennings, TGen established The Waylon Fund in October 2011. Waylon, who lived much of his storied career in Arizona, died in 2002 at age 64 from complications of diabetes. He Continue reading