Artist Updates: Eric Church, Carrie Underwood, Karen Fairchild

Eric Church Honors Parents With Gala Donation

Eric Church

Eric Church

Eric Church’s Chief Foundation made a one million dollar donation in his parents name to the diabetes organization, JDRF Greater Western Carolinas Chapter, at the JDRF Hope Gala in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night (Oct. 22). Church and his wife Katherine surprised the 1,000+ audience members in attendance with the donation for the cause, which hits close to home for Church’s family since his mother battles Type 1 diabetes. The Hope Gala was honoring Church’s parents with the Living And Giving Award for their dedication when Church surprised the crowd with the generous donation. The Chief Foundation has also aided Hurricane Matthew victims in Haiti, helping six townships in the region and more than 500 families thanks to the non-profit’s efforts.

 

Carrie Underwood’s CALIA and Dick’s Sporting Goods Help Houston Schools

L-R: Jennifer Moreau/Dick's Director of Communications, Carrie, Richard Delgato/A.I.S.D Athletic Director, Julia Morales/Houston Sports Reporter

Pictured (L-R): Jennifer Moreau, Dick’s Director of Communications; Carrie Underwood; Richard Delgato, A.I.S.D Athletic Director; Julia Morales, Houston Sports Reporter

Carrie Underwood‘s workout brand CALIA and DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has awarded a $100,000 Sports Matter grant to Houston’s Aldine Independent School District (A.I.S.D) to support girls youth and high school sports. Since 2014, the DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation has pledged over $50 million to support teams and raise awareness of the importance of youth sports through its Sports Matter initiative. Earlier this year CALIA, in partnership with DICK’S, announced plans to donate $500,000 in Sports Matter grants to girls’ youth sports teams across the country. The first grant was awarded in June in Underwood’s hometown to Checotah, Oklahoma School District Girls’ Athletic programs.

 

Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild Teams With Macy’s For Clothing Line

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Karen Fairchild

Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild has launched her previously announced clothing line, Fair Child, in select Macy’s stores across the country.

The line includes faux leather skinny jeans, feminine blouses, a biker jacket, and basic tees. The pieces range from $39 to $149, and are available at select Macy’s stores in Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Kansas City, Memphis and Nashville.

“The real reason I’m making clothes is because I love clothes,” said Fairchild. “Outside of writing songs and performing, it’s definitely my passion. I view it a lot like telling a story in a song. I think an outfit tells a story, and I think when there’s something interesting or surprising or a little twist, that’s what makes a great song and it’s the same thing that makes a great outfit. I’m so grateful to Macy’s for giving me this opportunity.”

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