Craig Morgan is set to host his 5th annual Charity Ride and Concert August 6 and 7 in his hometown of Dickson, Tenn., near Nashville. Proceeds from the two-day event will benefit Billy’s Place, a home for temporarily displaced children in Dickson. The family-friendly gathering features a celebrity dirtbike ride, a morning motocross exhibition, and a group trail ride and lunch. New for 2011 is the addition of a celebrity skeet shoot Aug. 7 in the morning. Later that day, Morgan and several of his country music friends will take to the stage for an intimate acoustic concert. Celebrity participants for all three events will be announced at a later date. All events are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased individually or for all three events by visiting www.craigmorgan.com.
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Rodney Atkins will headline Music City Gives Back with a Josh Thompson, Thompson Square and others on Tuesday, June 7 in downtown Nashville. The concert will increase awareness, take donations of needed items, and raise funds for the American Red Cross Relief Fund aiding tornado victims through the Nashville CVB foundation, Music City, Inc. The concert is open to the public and will be held between 2nd and 4th Ave. beginning at 7 pm. The public can make donations at the event or by visiting www.redcross.org.
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Texas favorite Wade Bowen raised over $127,500 for Postpartum Support International (PSI) in his 13th annual Wade Bowen Classic celebrity concert and golf tournament in Waco, TX on May 15 and 16. The two-day event saw a record turnout and raised more money than any prior year. Over the last three years, the Bowen Classic has raised approximately $350,000 for PSI. Bowen, with the help of friends Cody Canada & The Departed, Randy Rogers, Casey Donahew Band, Stoney LaRue, Kyle Park, Roger Creager, Ryan Beaver, Walt Wilkins, Ben Danaher, Willy Braun, Micky Braun, Gary Braun, No Justice, Josh Grider, Rich O’Toole and Angaleena Presley played to a crowd of over 2000 at Hog Creek Ice House in Waco, TX. The following day 193 golfers joined him at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course for a round of golf and dinner to cap off the record-breaking event.