MCA Nashville’s Josh Turner is reaching out to help the students and community of Ringgold, GA who were struck by an F-4 tornado on April 27. Turner will headline After The Storm: Coming Together Benefit Concert With Josh Turner July 14 in Ringgold, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be split evenly between the Ringgold High School Band and the Ringgold High athletic fund. Nine people lost their lives in the storm, including two Ringgold High students. For more details visit http://www.us101country.com/pages/joshconcert.html
Women Rock For The CureTM (WRFTC) have announced the Link The Town Pink campaign to build a Chain of Hope around the Nashville community in support of the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure®. The race will be held on October 29, 2011 at Maryland Farms in Brentwood, TN. For every $10 the WRFTC race team raises, a pink link will be added to a physical Chain of Hope that will be on display in October at a location to be announced this fall. Link The Town Pink is WRFTC’s initiative to raise funds specifically for the Greater Nashville Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. For more information visit the team page and womenrockforthecure.org.
Country group Stealing Angels and rock band Toy, along with lead singer Alana Grace, will be making their inaugural visit to entertain U.S. troops stationed overseas as part of the Homecoming Tour. They will be performing for service members stationed in Iraq and Kuwait, from July 9-19. The visit will be one of the last tours of its kind as troops are scheduled to withdraw by the end of the year.
The Society of Leaders in Development (SOLID) raised $3,500 for Musicians On Call during its 9th Annual Music Row Yard Sale held during the 2011 CMA Music Festival. Each year, record labels and other music row businesses donate various promotional items to the event for fans to purchase. The annual event is SOLID’s primary fundraising program that supports its organizational programs throughout the year, and also an opportunity for SOLID to provide monetary support for a local charity. This year the yard sale’s hottest items included guitars signed by Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and Lady Antebellum; Miranda Lambert and Chris Young Meet & Greet passes; a target autographed by Blake Shelton; and a number of items autographed by Carrie Underwood. Rob Bolin (American Idol, Can You Duet) performed at the event and Ty Herndon dropped in to sign autographs for fans. For more information visit www.solidnashville.com and www.musiciansoncall.org