Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini To Headline Second Music & Miracles Superfest

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Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, and Kelsea Ballerini will headline the 2017 lineup for the second Music and Miracles Superfest Show on April 22, 2017, which will also include performances by Lynyrd Skynyrd and Michael Ray. The concert was created by Chicken Salad Chick Foundation board members Kevin and Stacy Brown and Betty and Earlon McWhorter to raise funds for cancer research and help combat hunger. The first Music and Miracles Superfest, headlined by Kenny Chesney, was the first major concert ever held in Jordan-Hare Stadium’s 75-year history, on April 23 in Auburn, Alabama.

Chicken Salad Chick Foundation’s Stacy Brown and the McWhorters recently presented a $200,000 check to Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center to support cancer research from funds raised through the Music and Miracles Superfest, among other initiatives.

“This was the dream and the vision of my late husband, Kevin Brown, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in Nov. 2013,” said Brown, co-founder of the Auburn-based Chicken Salad Chick restaurant and catering firm. “Thankfully, our business was successful and we were already talking about how we were going to give back. It became clear very quickly that this should be our focus.”

In conjunction with the McWhorters, the Browns launched the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation, with a mission to help feed the hungry and fight cancer. Kevin Brown, who was diagnosed with colon cancer in 2013, started dreaming of a giant fundraising concert headlined by Chesney, which resulted in the inaugural Music and Miracles Superfest. Monies from the event will go to clinical research designed to generate new knowledge that will enable physicians and scientists to make more rapid advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment. Vanderbilt is one of the leaders of a nationwide research effort to align promising therapies with patients with advanced cancer who are mostly likely to benefit from targeted therapies.


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