Holiday Season Benefits

As part of Macy’s “Believe” campaign, Wynonna Judd will perform holiday songs for the Make-A-Wish kids and their families at the Belle Meade Plantation on Dec. 21. During Macy’s Santa Claus visit to Nashville, he will attend the private event at Belle Meade Plantation, and then return to Macy’s Green Hills to meet with the community from 6-8 p.m. Visit for more information.

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Army veteran Craig Morgan will headline the 15th Jack Daniel’s USO Toast to the Troops stuffing party today (Dec. 16) at Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia. More than 150 military spouses, sailors and USO volunteers will join forces to assemble thousands of Operation USO Care Packages. Since 2005, the Jack Daniel Distillery has been collecting personal messages of support in the form of “toasts” to include in USO care packages, and has hosted 14 other “stuffing parties,” headlined by Morgan, at military installations across the country. More than 150,000 care packages have been sent to our troops through the Toast to the Troops program. For more information visit

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Nashville based Legacy Learning Systems donated several of their award-winning music educational courses to the Nashville Rescue Mission’s new music rooms at both the men’s and women’s facilities on December 6. The music rooms were furnished by donations from EMI Christian Music Group, Gibson Guitar, Guitar Center and Legacy Learning Systems. Approximately 500 men had the opportunity to listen to recording artist Matthew West who joined the group for the presentation. For more information visit and

Pictured: Steve Krenz of Legacy Learning Systems (left) , EMI President Bill Hearn (second to left) and Matthew West (second from right). Joining them in the photo were members of the Nashville Rescue Mission team. Photo: Legacy Learning Systems


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Force MP Entertainment’s Steve Richard has joined Second Harvest’s Feeding Hope Challenge and is helping them raise 9 million meals. Visit to donate to his Virtual Food Drive. For every dollar donated Second Harvest can purchase 4 meals.

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Gabe Dixon

Singer/songwriter Gabe Dixon will spend his holidays at home in Nashville as WRLT Lightning 100’s first-ever Artist in Residence. Dixon and Music City’s independent radio station, Lightning 100, has been working side-by-side to support food, clothing, and toy donation programs for Second Harvest Food Bank and Toys for Tots throughout the month of December. The Nashville-based artist has committed to a number of public appearances and live performances. Individuals who bring canned food items, toy and clothing donations to these events will have a chance to meet and/or see Dixon perform. As a bonus, they’ll also receive an exclusive, 4-track CD from Dixon that was recorded during his last WRLT live performance broadcast from 3rd and Lindsley. The CD includes tracks from his most recent, critically-acclaimed album, One Spark. More info here.


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