Stadium Entertainment Holding Corp. is releasing My Country: Smash Hits on Tuesday August 24, with songs from a list of hitmakers. The superstar line-up includes Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Trace Adkins, Darius Rucker, Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley, Rodney Atkins, Jypsi, Randy Houser, Big & Rich and Montgomery Gentry. The project is a multiple CD series with each annual volume benefiting the Fisher House Foundation which provides free board for military members and their families who are receiving treatment at a military medical center. Doonesbury creator and cartoonist Garry Trudeau graciously designed the album artwork.
•• A benefit for the family of security guard Fred Stapleton will be July 1 at Mercy Lounge. The member of the Rock Solid security team died while working at CMA Music Festival. Stephen Cochran is leading the line-up and has recruited The Harters, Katie Arminger, and more. Donations can be made to a fund for Stapleton’s daughter, the Lindsay A. Stapleton Trust at SunTrust Bank.
•• The concert Boots, Bars & Stars: A Tribute To The Military will be Thursday, July 1 at the Hard Rock Cafe Nashville. Former Marine John Carter will headline the 7 PM show which also features ex-military performers Sal Gonzalez and Dustin Wilkes. This event is free to military families and troops from Fort Campbell and kicks off Independence Day Weekend in Nashville. Proceeds will benefit Operation Troop Aid. Sponsored by Digital Rodeo and Operation Troop Aid.