In Pictures: Jake Owen, The Band Perry, Winter Jam

Jake Owen Honored By Golf Digest

Pictured (L-R): Arnie Award winners Peyton Manning, Phil Mickelson, Jake Owen, Doug Mackenzie, Vice Chairman of the Board, Monterey Peninsula Foundation, and Jerry Tarde, Golf Digest Editor-in-Chief.

Golf Digest hosted their annual “Golfers Who Give Back” event on Tuesday (Feb. 7), during the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and presented Jake Owen, Peyton Manning, and Phil Mickelson with the prestigious Arnie Award (named after the late Arnold Palmer). Owen attended with his parents, Steve and Mitzi Owen. Jake’s father taught him to play golf at a young age.

Jake, an avid golfer with a 2 handicap, reflected on the honor, sharing the news with fans on Instagram:

“Last night was literally one of the greatest moments in my life. I was awarded ‘The Arnie Award.’ I also received this amazing honor last night with two people I’ve always admired and looked up to…Phil Mickelson and Peyton Manning. The award is not only near and dear to my heart because of the great Arnold Palmer (who is probably the most respected athlete in history) but also because it’s given to golfers that ‘give back.’ My work with my foundation ‘The Jake Owen Foundation’ has been one of the most fulfilling things I have ever been involved with. To me, life isn’t about awards. It’s not about money. At the end of this beautiful life, none of that matters. What matters is, the kind of person you are. Your character. Your legacy. What have YOU done for others? Arnold Palmer left a lasting legacy and I couldn’t be more proud to have my name in the same sentence as his. I’m forever humbled.”


The Band Perry Performs For 26th Annual Taste Of The NFL’s Party With A Purpose Event

Neil Perry, Kimberly Perry and Reid Perry of The Band Perry. Photo: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for Taste Of The NFL

On Saturday, Feb. 4 at the University of Houston, celebrities and top chefs joined together with current, past and Hall of Fame NFL players to celebrate the 26th Annual Taste of the NFL’s Party with a Purpose to #KickHunger in the U.S.

The sibling trio closed the event with a performance after appearances by Alyssa Milano (Actress), Aly Raisman (Olympic Gymnast), Simone Biles (Olympic Gymnast), Caroline Wozniack (Tennis Player), Savvy Shields (Miss America 2017), Danielle “Summer Rae” Moinet (WWE Superstar), Trent Dilfer (ESPN Analyst), Anne Burrell (Celeb Chef), James Anderson & Carissa Rosario (NFL star & model), Carl Lewis (University of Houston Honorary Chair), and more joined current, former & retired NFL legends and Pro Bowlers including Merril Hodge, Delanie Walker, Matt Light, Chris Draft, Curley Culp, Dick Anderson and more.

Celebrity chefs Andrew Zimmern, Richard Blais, and Alex Guarnaschelli joined 32 talented chefs representing each of the NFL cities to create pre-game food.


Winter Jam Comes To Atlanta’s Georgia Dome

Pictured (L-R): NewSong’s Matt Butler, Jack Pumphrey, Mark Clay and Eddie Carswell; Kanas City Chiefs wide receiver Chris Conley; and NewSong’s Billy Goodwin, Russ Lee and Rico Thomas. Photo: Sterling Graves

The Winter Jam 2017 Tour Spectacular made history Saturday (Feb. 4) as the final concert in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. The venue, which will close later this year, played host to more than 27,000 people for Winter Jam, marking one of the tour’s biggest nights ever. Saturday’s concert featured Winter Jam’s all-star lineup along with special appearances from American Idol alum Danny Gokey; hip/hop recording artist Tedashii; Duck Dynasty‘s Korie, John Luke and Mary Kate Robertson; Atlanta Braves great Otis Nixon; and Chris Conley, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver and former University of Georgia standout.

Winter Jam 2017 showcased 10 CCM artists including Crowder; Britt Nicole; Tenth Avenue North; Andy Mineo; Colton Dixon; Thousand Foot Krutch; and Winter Jam creators and tour hosts, NewSong.


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