Alison Krauss To Join 7th Annual T.J. Martell Honors Gala
Alison Krauss is the latest artist to be added to the lineup for the upcoming 7th annual T.J. Martell Honors Gala, slated for March 30 in Nashville. Krauss joins previously announced artists Vince Gill, Lady Antebellum, Emmylou Harris, Matthew West, and Chip Esten.
Steve and Judy Turner, Ken Levitan, Dr. Jeffrey Balser, Billy Ray & Bill Hearn, and Becca Stevens will all be honored during the event. The gala has netted more than $2 million since 2009. For more information, visit tjmartell.org.
Craig Morgan Announces 2nd Annual Billy’s Place 5K
Craig Morgan will welcome fans, friends and neighbors as he hosts the second annual Billy’s Place 5k on Sunday, April 12 at 1 p.m. from Montgomery Bell State Park in Dickson, Tenn.
Runners and walkers can sign up at eventbrite.com and all TriStar Bank locations in Dickson. Registration is $30 in advance and $35 for walk up registrations day of race, while tickets for children 7 and under are free and they are welcome to participate in the 60-yard dash. Spirit tickets will be available for supporters who prefer to participate from the sidelines.
Everyone registered by March 29 will receive an official race t-shirt and the top 5 female and male finishers will receive a commemorative trophy. The race will benefit the Dickson County Craig Morgan Foundation.
Jamey Johnson, Carlene Carter To Perform at Nikki Mitchell Foundation Fundraiser
The Nikki Mitchell Foundation will host a fundraiser to honor Country Music Hall of Fame members Ray Price, Hank Cochran, The Carter Family, The Louvin Brothers, Waylon Jennings, Felice Bryant, and Webb Pierce.
The event will be held April 1, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Following a reception and auction in the CMHoF Rotunda honoring these celebrated artists, an acoustic concert will be held in the CMHoF’s Ford Theater, featuring Carlene Carter, Jamey Johnson, Jessi Colter, Shooter Jennings and other guests. Johnson, Colter, and Hank Cochran’s widow Suzi Cochran serve on the board of the Nikki Mitchell Foundation.
“As we were thinking about venues to host our event, there was really only one choice for us,” said Rachel Winston, Vice President of The Nikki Mitchell Foundation. “The events spaces at the museum are some of the most special in Nashville! It is only fitting that a benefit to honor these country music legends be held there.”
For more information, visit eventgrid.com.
Blackhawk Makes $20,000 Donation to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Country group Blackhawk recently raised funding for Nashville’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on behalf of the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund. Blackhawk’s two surviving founding members, Henry Paul and Dave Robbins, presented their annual donation to the hospital in honor of Stephenson, who died from melanoma cancer in 2001. The latest donation of $20,000 brings their total raised for Vanderbilt-Ingram’s research lab to $100,000 since 2006.
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