Charity Notes: Christmas 4 Kids, ‘An Evening With Black & Rich,’ Young Entertainment Professionals

Christmas 4 Kids Sets Performer Lineup For 2016 Ryman Auditorium Concert

Charlie Daniels Christmas 4 kidsThe Christmas 4 Kids organization has announced the lineup for its 2016 Ryman Auditorium concert, set for Monday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. For the second year, Southern rock group The Marshall Tucker Band will headline the show with country artists Ray Stevens, Aaron Tippin, Montgomery Gentry and Ty Bates also scheduled to perform. Singer/songwriter James Robert Webb will open the show.

“This year’s show at the Ryman is shaping up to be huge,” says Christmas 4 Kids President, Linda O’Connell. “Last year, we set a record for money raised for Christmas 4 Kids. With this great lineup, I think we can do it again!”

Doug Gray, lead singer of The Marshall Tucker Band adds, “We had so much fun at last year’s show at the Ryman. We’re grateful that Christmas 4 Kids asked us to come back for a second year. We love being able to help an amazing organization that does so much to bring a memorable Christmas to the children who need it most. See you in November, Nashville!”

“I’m so glad to be a part of this great show,” notes Stevens. “I’ll be debuting a brand new Christmas song at the show and I’m sure it’s one the kids will love.”

Tickets are $36.50 and $60 and are available for purchase now at All proceeds generated from the concert go to the Christmas 4 Kids organization.


Clint Black, John Rich Team To Raise Funds To Aid Anti-Drug Charities


Clint Black and John Rich will headline an exclusive music showcase on Oct. 25, beginning at 7 p.m., at Rich’s Mt. Richmore estate to raise funds for the Davidson County General Sessions Drug Court, Cherished H.E.A.R.T.S. and Grace Empowered. The three programs help citizens break free from drug addiction and recover from human trafficking and prostitution.

“I’m proud to see our city court system working so proactively to help folks get out of the terrible cycle of human trafficking and drug abuse,” said Rich. “It’s a very inspiring thing. This is a really important initiative in Nashville and I’m happy to be able to support it any way I can.”

“When I see so much hard work and generosity going into a cause such as this, I’m very happy to lend my support,” added Black.

Tickets for “An Evening with Black and Rich,” are $500 each and available for purchase at Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, drinks and valet parking service. Capacity at Rich’s Hillsboro-West End area home is limited to 150 people.


Young Entertainment Professionals Aid Belmont University Student With GoFundMe Campaign

Miles Littlefield

Miles Littlefield

Nashville music business organization Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) has launched a GoFundMe campaign to aid Belmont University student Miles Littlefield.

According to the GoFundMe page, Miles’ car was, by no fault of his own, crushed by a crane driven by a thief. As a result, Littlefield has had to use his mountain bike for all of his transportation needs in Nashville. The campaign aims raise enough to purchase a car for Littlefield. The campaign has a $5,000 goal. To date, more than $3,200 has been raised toward the goal.


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