Charity Roundup: Josh Turner, KTHK, Newsboys

Josh Turner Meets and Greets for Second Harvest 

Josh Turner

Photo: Rick Diamond

Josh Turner teamed up with Nashville’s Cost Plus World Market for a special meet and greet/food drive Sunday (10/30) and raised over 1000 pounds of non-perishable food for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. Turner met and took photos with fans and the strong turnout resulted in over a half ton of food going to families in the middle Tennessee area in time for the upcoming holidays.


KTHK Star Guitar Charity Auction A Success

L-R: KTHK Cory Daniels, Winning Bidders Mr. & Mrs. Overdorf, KTHK Don Jarrett

Pictured (L-R): KTHK Cory Daniels, Winning Bidders Mr. & Mrs. Overdorf, KTHK Don Jarrett

MusicRow CountryBreakout panel station KTHK-FM in Idaho Falls, Idaho, held their 4th annual Star Guitar Charity Auction on The Early Bird Show Oct. 20-31, auctioning off eight guitars signed by country stars like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban and dozens more. The event raised $6,700 for three local charities, the Veteran’s Mobility Corp, District#91 & District #93 school music programs, and The Eastern Idaho Down Syndrome Family Connect. The station has raised nearly $28,000 for local charities over the last four years.


Newsboys Help Guardian For Heroes on Love Riot Nashville Stop

(L-R): Newsboys' Jody Davis and Michael Tait; Guardian for Heroes' Jeff Kyle; BeastMode for the Brave's George Chmiel; and Newsboys' Duncan Phillips and Jeff Frankenstein backstage at Nashville's Curb Event Center before Friday's "Love Riot Tour" stop. (Credit: KohlPhoto)

Pictured (L-R): Newsboys’ Jody Davis and Michael Tait; Guardian for Heroes’ Jeff Kyle; BeastMode for the Brave’s George Chmiel; and Newsboys’ Duncan Phillips and Jeff Frankenstein backstage at Nashville’s Curb Event Center before Friday’s “Love Riot Tour” stop. Photo: KohlPhoto

The Newsboys “Love Riot Tour” Nashville show at the Curb Event Center Friday night (Oct. 28) served as a benefit for the Guardian for Heroes Foundation. Established by late U.S. Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” Chris Kyle, the organization assists combat veterans transitioning to post-military life. During the evening, Guardian for Heroes’ Jeff Kyle, brother of Chris Kyle, spoke about the foundation’s mission and purpose. BeastMode for the Brave endurance athlete George Chmiel also joined Kyle onstage to share about his run across America to raise awareness about the serious issues veterans face upon returning home from the battlefield. Chmiel is currently on track to run more than 3,000 miles in 60 days.


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