Country Cares for St. Jude

Randy Owen visits with a St. Jude patient at Country Cares for St. Jude Kids seminar.

Many members of the country music community spent the weekend in Memphis to help kick off the Country Cares for St. Jude Kids radiothon season. The event, spearheaded 22 years ago by Randy Owen, drew more than 800 artists, label representatives, radio station personnel and executives.

Country Cares is one of the nation’s largest radio fundraising programs, having generated more than $385 million for St. Jude since it began in 1989.

More than 30 artists visited St. Jude patients, including Owen, Ronnie Dunn, Joanna Smith, Justin Moore, The Band Perry, Jake Owen, Casey James, Katie Armiger, Frankie Ballard, Craig Campbell, Ashley Gearing, the JaneDear Girls, The Grascals, Walker Hayes, Joey & Rory, Josh Kelley, Jennette McCurdy, Randy Montana, Troy Olsen, and Eli Young Band.

Frankie Ballard enjoys an activity with St. Jude patient Anna Pike.

Ronnie Dunn and St. Jude patient Ella hang out during Country Cares for St. Jude Kids seminar.

Josh Kelley meets St. Jude patient Carissa at Country Cares for St. Jude Kids seminar.


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