Montgomery Gentry and friends Chris Young, Jon Stone, Tim Nichols, Wade Hayes, Trent Willmon and Jim Quick with Coastline raised $80,000 at the first annual Country on the Beach benefiting the T.J. Martell Foundation’s fight against cancer and AIDS. The event was held Dec. 3-6 in Cancun, Mexico, and featured an all-inclusive guest package with activities such as zip line tours, snorkeling, swimming with the dolphins, and nighttime country music.
Highlights of the trip included a live auction which offered on-stage performances with Montgomery Gentry ($3,750) and singer/songwriter Nichols ($3,000), as well as private serenades by Willmon and Hayes. GAC TV’s Headline Country Host, Storme Warren was the host and auctioneer of the event who added to the auction excitement by offering hand-written lyrics to the tune of Charlie Daniel’s “The Devil Went Down To Georgia” that were re-written by various artists from the CMA Awards red carpet in November ($7,000). Young placed the hand written lyrics to his latest No. 1 song, “Getting You Home” on the auction block, which brought $5,500.