This year’s City of Hope benefit show will be held Tuesday, Feb. 9, in Nashville. The show is from 7-10 p.m. at The Rutledge. Tickets for the show are just $15. All proceeds will benefit City of Hope. You can order tickets by clicking here.
The Carter Twins will be part of this year’s show. You can’t think of these kids without thinking of “Heart Like Memphis,” my favorite Carter Twins song. And did you happen to catch their “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” video? You can watch that one, And “Heart Like Memphis,” by going to CMT’s site.
I love it when our newer artists are willing to give their time to an event such as this. I’ve been a long-time supporter and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Last May, our Relay For Life was fortunate enough to have Randy Houser and Matt Stillwell come to Erwin, Tenn., to put on a benefit concert for us. I know how important it is to have these artists come together for a good cause.
While the Carter Twins are certainly a great addition to this show, the night of super country entertainment doesn’t end with them. Also on the bill are Johnny Bulford, Whitney Duncan, Adam Gregory, Mallary Hope, Jason Jones, Jesse Lee, Gwen Sebastian and Matt Stillwell.
I wasn’t familiar with Johnny Bulford, but I visited his web site, read about him, and listened to some of his music. He has a nice sound.
There’s probably no need to introduce any of you to Whitney Duncan. This beautiful, talented singer first caught my attention as one of the contestants on the former television show, Nashville Star. Since then, she caught everyone’s attention with her recent hit “Skinny Dippin”.
Adam Gregory grew up in Alberta, Canada. He’s been writing since he was 12, and opened shows for Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, and Lonestar. He has had several top ten hits on Canada’s country charts, and I can only expect the same on U.S. charts, with Adam’s move to Nashville a few years ago.(Studio A Photo by Bev Moser)
I could probably write a book about the next entertainer on the line up at this year’s City of Hope concert – Mallary Hope. Those of you who only know Mallary because of her hit “Love Lives On” will be pleasantly surprised when you see this young lady perform live. I had that pleasure when she was on a radio tour promoting her first single. I can’t tell you how much everyone in that audience enjoyed her performance.
Matt Stillwell, best know for “Shine,” also has some show dates on his web site. Along with some recent Matt Stillwell news. Matt is a fun performer. I’ve seen him quite a few times, and I know it isn’t possible to attend one of Matt’s shows and not have a great time.
Jason Jones, Jesse Lee and Gwen Sebastian are all new to me. But I hope you guys will check out their web sites. You can hear some of their music, and check their tour schedules, too. Sometimes I wonder how we ever found out anything about anyone before the Internet came along.
I hope you will all take a minute and click on the City of Hope’s web site to learn more about them. To tell you a little about it, here’s a statement form their web site. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is the federal government’s principal agency for cancer research and training. In recognition of our broad scope of cancer research and training, City of Hope has earned the highest distinction of Comprehensive Cancer Center – one of only 40 elite facilities throughout the country. In addition, City of Hope has been designated by U.S. News & World Report as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer and urology.
This looks like a great concert for a great cause. I’m going to try to make it, and I’m sure they will have a full house for the event. That’s all for now. If you can’t make it to the show, but would like to make a donation to the City of Hope, there is a place on their web site where you can do that, too.
That’s all for now. Hope you have a great date. Drop me a line if you get a minute. I’ll talk to you real soon.