Tenille Townes To Perform As Part Of HALO’s Main Event Fundraiser
Tenille Townes will perform as part of the organization HALO’s virtual fundraiser, “The Main Event,” this Friday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. CT, continuing her mission to help homeless and at-risk children across the world. The event will feature a live and silent auction, a special documentary premiere and an exclusive interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Friday’s performance is the latest charitable effort for Townes, who raised $89,000 last summer during her virtual “Big Hearts For Big Kids” fundraiser which benefitted Sunrise House, a youth shelter in her hometown Grande Prairie, Alberta, and Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee’s Troop 6000, which supports girls without permanent housing in the Nashville area. In the eleven years since Townes started the annual fundraiser, “Big Hearts For Big Kids” has raised over $2 million.
Westwood One, Sony Music Nashville Join Forces For Special Olympics
Cumulus Media’s Westwood One and Sony Music Nashville have announced a multi-faceted program to build support for the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games scheduled for June 5-12, 2022, in Orlando. Kane Brown helped launch the collaboration this month, and Luke Combs, Old Dominion, Chris Young, Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris, Jameson Rodgers, Matt Stell, and more are among the participating Sony Music Nashville artists who will join the campaign to support the athletes and spread the word about the Special Olympics through Westwood One’s broadcast channels, as well as interviews and more on Westwood One’s programs.
Willie Jones To Make Opry Debut
Willie Jones is set to make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Friday, March 5. He joins a lineup that includes Waylon Payne, Rhonda Vincent, Don Schiltz and others on the hallowed stage.
Willie Jones and Waylon Payne are planning to perform a duet of “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys,” the classic country tune originally recorded by Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings.
Jones was featured on NPR earlier this week during a conversation with Apple Music’s “Color Me Country” host and artist Rissi Palmer, who says Jones’ music is “one of [her] favorite things that has come out of Nashville in a really long time.”
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