The town of Mineral, Va. — which has a population of fewer than 500 people — has inherited a not-so-small fortune, thanks to the charitable efforts of country superstar Alan Jackson. The earthquake-ravaged eastern Virginia town was the lucky recipient of a free concert from the country titan after winning a radio-sponsored contest for garnering the most online votes. The concert raised a whopping $152,000 to help rebuild the tiny community.
John Rich is set to headline the St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends concert, which will serve as the first-ever concert event for the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic. Scheduled for June 5 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenn., the star-studded concert performers also includes Rich’s superstar duo gig Big & Rich, country superstars Kellie Pickler and Darius Rucker and comedian Jeff Foxworthy.
“This event started as an idea we had in the studio last year to crash someone’s prom,” says Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott (quote via the Green Room PR). “We had no idea at the time it would fill such a need. We are amazed by the support we’ve gotten from our fans, sponsors and the press. This is one of the proudest moments of our career!”
Later this week, Toby Keith is gearing up for his 9th-annual Toby Keith and Friends Golf Classic event — but this year’s will be extra special. To kick the whole thing off, Keith will be present for the groundbreaking of the OK Kids Korral in Oklahoma City — a home-away-from-home for children and families being treated at the Children’s Hospital at OU Medical Center and other nearby facilities.
Even though Tug McGraw left this earth eight years ago, his superstar son Tim McGraw is continuing to do what he can to keep his legacy alive. On Tuesday June 5, McGraw will host a Celebrity Sporting Clay Shootout benefiting the Tug McGraw Foundation.
Kenny Chesney took the stage last night (May 13) at the House of Blues in New Orleans, La. in support of the third annual Amazing Race charity event, a staple evening for the Brees Dream Foundation. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and wife Britney joined the superstar for the goodwill effort.
Former President George W. Bush will be speaking Friday night, May 11 at the Expo Center at MetraPark. He is coming on behalf of Provision International, a ministry that helps people in need worldwide. This part of the Montana Missions Banquet.
Every year, hundreds of thousands of country music fans flock to the streets of Nashville for CMA fest. The four-day Country Music Association festival is filled with great music, southern food and lots of country music stars. But before the celebs take to the stage, plenty of them line up on the softball field at Nashville’s Greer Stadium to participate in the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game.
Another great and busy Spring weekend around Billings! My weekend round-up actually begins on Friday afternoon! The PBR cowboys arrived at our PBR Radio Tour at Archie Cochrane Ford during our live broadcast!
Montgomery Gentry is always one of the first to jump at the opportunity to help those in need, so after the heartbreaking tornadoes demolished homes and businesses in Kentucky back in March, the duo decided to do their part to help give back.
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