Singer-songwriter and instrumentalist Charlie Worsham has announced The Compadres Fund via the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, which will support nonprofits that champion arts education and mental health services.
Worsham has been actively engaged with local and national nonprofit organizations since the start of his career over a decade ago. He began working with the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee when he established his Follow Your Heart Scholarship Fund in 2016.
“The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has been my good ‘compadre’ for a long time,” he shares. “It’s where I met my bride. It’s also where I’ve been proud to grow a scholarship fund for kids from my hometown following their hearts. The logical next step in following my own heart was to establish The Compadres Fund, with my bride Kristen, to continue to support arts education, mental health services like Porter’s Call and provide help to those who need it most.”
All proceeds from Worsham’s “Every Damn Monday” show on Dec. 11 at The Basement East in Nashville will benefit the new fund. He will also perform at the annual “Carols By Candlelight” show on Dec. 9 benefitting Rady Children’s Hospital – San Diego, and kick off his headlining “Compadres Tour” in 2024.
The names of both the fund and upcoming tour hail from Worsham’s recently released project, Compadres. The five-track album features collaborators Dierks Bentley, Luke Combs, Elle King, Kip Moore and Lainey Wilson, among others.