Big Kenny, half of country duo Big and Rich, has been added to the list of speakers for the inaugural TEDxNashville event to be held Sunday, March 21 at Montgomery Bell Academy from 1 p.m-6 p.m. Big Kenny, who is seeding various humanitarian efforts in stricken areas like the Darfur region of Sudan and Haiti, will speak about how his philosophy and experiences drive his efforts to promote health-related projects all over the world.
Themed Art + Science: The Future of Health, TEDxNashville will assemble hundreds of Nashville’s brightest minds for a day of deep discussion, thought provoking video and live speakers presenting, in 18 minutes or less. The latest breakthroughs in health and wellness, including the influence of successful artists like Big Kenny and how their popularity can be leveraged to increase awareness of issues that impact the well-being of everyone, will be presented.
“My mission is to highlight the good, inspire greatness, and encourage mutual responsibility for the betterment of humankind,” says Big Kenny. “I think TEDxNashville is a great place to spread those ideas and I’m excited about being a part of it.”
Through Big Kenny’s foundation, www.loveeverybody.com, he has funded philanthropic projects in the US and throughout the world. A key influence over this part of his life was Walt Ratterman, who had been working in Haiti on behalf of Kenny’s foundation, until he lost his life in the Haiti earthquake.
TEDxNashville follows the format of TEDx, the independently organized events that are an international phenomenon. TEDx events offer to spark a community-wide discussion of ideas that matter, free of any commercial, political or religious agenda.