Phil Vassar and LBT Raise $100,000 At Benefit Concert

L-R: Phillip Sweet of Little Big Town, Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town, Phil Vassar, Kenny Shelton - PD of WYYD, Kimberly Schlapman of Little Big Town, Jimi Westbrook of Little Big Town and Kayce Shelton

Phil Vassar recruited friends Little Big Town for a sold out concert last week in his hometown Lynchburg, VA to benefit the Miller Home. Together they raised over $100,000 for the safe haven for young girls.

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Tracy Lawrence is hosting the 1st Annual Golf For A Cure Charity Golf Classic on Monday, May 2 benefitting Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville. Lawrence will be joined by Darryl Worley, Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down), Ira Dean, Keith Anderson, Bryan White, Matt Gary, Ty Brown (The Bachelorette) and more at the event at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon, TN. Details at www.tracylawrence.com. For information about sponsorship opportunities or to get involved, contact Tournament Director Joshua Lykins at 615-995-9316.

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The Music City Tennis Invitational will be held April 30-May 1 at the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Tennis Center at Vanderbilt University. Organizers are seeking newcomers and old friends who want to play tennis and raise money for the Center for Child Development at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The tournament is open to all levels. Register at www.musiccitytennis.com. Last year MCTI proudly donated $47,552.64 to the Center.

MCTI will also host a songwriter showcase at the Bluebird Café on Thursday, April 21 at 9:00 p.m. featuring James Slater, Bekka Bramlett, and Greg Barnhill. Reservations are required at www.bluebirdcafe.com.

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The Colon Cancer Alliance’s Blue Note Fund, spearheaded by producer/artist/musician Charlie Kelley, recently awarded more than $31,000 to 104 families with loved ones with colon cancer.

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The Foundation for Bluegrass Music distributed $20,000 in funds to charitable public programs. Among the recipients are the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the International Bluegrass Music Museum in Owensboro, KY to support programs celebrating the 100th birthday of Bill Monroe in 2011.

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