Scotty McCreery donated $5,000 from ticket sales to World Vision’s Hurricane Sandy Relief during his show at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on November 23. After seeing the devastation that struck areas in and surrounding New York City, McCreery made the decision to turn the tour date into a benefit concert, and partnered with World Vision. McCreery also invited his friend and American Idol fan favorite Pia Toscano to join him for the performance.
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Grand Ole Opry member and music legend Charlie Daniels was joined by Rodney Atkins, Phil Vassar, Thompson Square and Caroline Kole for the 11th anniversary of The Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Concert on November 19 at the Ryman Auditorium. The sold-out show raised money for Christmas 4 Kids.
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rpmentertainment’s Maggie Rose spent much of her Thanksgiving Day visiting with wounded warriors and their families at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Joining her was Lieutenant General Patricia Horoho, the Surgeon General of the United States Army. Rose’s breakout single, “I Ain’t Your Mama,” is nearing the Top 30 on the radio charts.
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Brantley Gilbert spent Veterans Day visiting at Nashville’s VA Hospital through Musicians On Call. Gilbert took time from his Hell On Wheels Tour to spend the holiday sharing his music and honoring some of the men and women who’ve served. The Southern rocker said, “It was an honor to be able to spend time with them and hopefully brighten their day a little. I know it has certainly changed my life.”