Snapshots (8/31/2012)

Pictured (L to R): Steve Moore (The Shalom Foundation Chairman and Founder), Joe Galante, Martina McBride, Dr. Ken Moore (Board of Directors The Shalom Foundation, Mayor of Franklin, TN). Photo: Kimberly Galardi Photography

Last week (8/21), Martina McBride headlined Nashville’s Hymns, Hams & Jams concert from Loveless Barn in support of The Shalom Foundation. The event raised funds in support of its medical program in Guatemala.

In addition, the event featured performances from Bob DiPiero and live auction with host Storme Warren. Auction items included tickets to the 2012 World Series, Nashville Predators VIP packages, Peter Nappi footwear, a private bus party, exclusive tickets and backstage experiences with Brad Paisley, The Band Perry and Zac Brown Band.


Pictured (L-R): Public Programs Coordinator Abi Tapia, Harold Bradley, Justin Davis, Emily West, Bob Mater, Sarah Zimmermann, Brad Albin, Mandy Barnett, Jeff Taylor, Jessi Alexander, Jimmy Capps and John Minick. Photo: Donn Jones

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum hosted two programs on Saturday (8/25) to celebrate the opening of Patsy Cline: Crazy for Loving You. Cline’s daughter, Julie Fudge, and widower, Charlie Dick, along with George Hamilton IV, Jan Howard, and Hall of Fame member Harold Bradley participated in the panel discussion.

Bradley later served as bandleader for a musical tribute to the late singer, featuring Jessi Alexander, Mandy Barnett, duo Striking Matches and Emily West.


Pictured (L-R): Lisa Whited, Donna Adams, Teresa Smith, Trace Lawrence, Sherry McDonald, Susan Maynard. Photo: Alex Torrez

Tracy Lawrence recently presented a check to Lace Up 4 Pink and Susan G. Komen of Greater Nashville for $5,000 each, helping to battle breast cancer. The funds were raised through the second annual Tracy Lawrence Golf & Concert For A Cure held in April 2012.

Lawrence is scheduled to receive the Wilson County Humanitarian Award on September 25, honoring his philanthropy and charitable efforts in the community. In addition, he will take part in the upcoming Music With A Mission Concert on October 14, at the Schermerhorn.


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