It began last year as a light-hearted wager among co-workers at Warner Music Nashville. Promotion team members George Meeker, Lou Ramirez and Tyler Wall decided to see who could last the longest in a “No Shave November” competition. This year, they’ve expanded the contest. Warner Music Nashville is challenging Music Row and Country Radio to join the “No Shave November” competition and raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
The cost to enter the challenge is $30 and participants can sign-up here. On Oct. 31, to officially enter the competition, contestants will start with a clean shave and post a photo of themselves holding that day’s newspaper on Facebook. On Nov. 30, participants will submit their final facial hair photos, again with that day’s newspaper. Participants will then gather for a “Beard Bash” at The Moose Music Row (www.moose4men.com) in Nashville. Prizes will be awarded to the finalists and a “No Shave November Champion” will be crowned by a panel of celebrity judges.
On Monday, Nov. 7, Jeff Daniels will host the Let Us In benefit concert at the Ryman Auditorium. The concert will benefit The Women and Cancer Fund. Confirmed artists include Blue Sky Riders, Juliana Cole, Sarah Darling, Cheyenne Kimball, Samantha Landrum, Steel Magnolia, Jordyn Shellhart, SHeDAISY, Ed Snodderly, Phil Vassar, Chuck Wicks and other special guests.
The Women and Cancer Fund campaign, which aims to bring awareness to women’s cancers and raise funds for the charity, was established in the memory of Linda McCartney. Each artist will be performing a cover version of a Sir Paul McCartney song, as well as additional songs from their respective catalogs. The following day, Tuesday, Nov. 8, recordings of the songs will be available online and in stores. The event will also be recorded and released as a live DVD. The evening’s core house band will include: Chad Cromwell, Russ Pahl, Kenny Greenberg, Eli Beaird, Mike Rojas and Jeff Smith.