A 10 a.m. press conference this morning in Kingsport left everyone ready to spread the word about the second annual Brinley Addington Hometown Throwdown. The event will be held June 21, 2014, at the Farmer’s Market in Kingsport, Tenn. All proceeds from this evening of entertainment and fun will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network, which helps kids at local hospital. For the past 25 years, Wellmont Health Systems has served as Children’s Miracle Network affiliate in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. The health system uses all money raised in this area to purchase state-of-the-art equipment for its pediatric departments, neonatal intensive care unit and emergency departments, and to fund community partnerships that advance children’s health.
Collin Raye will be headlining the event this year. It’s been a few years since we’ve had Collin in this area. I last saw him at the Appalachian Fair in Gray, Tenn. He put on a a great show, and I am very excited to have him here again, and to be part of this great event. I’m sure I don’t need to tell any of my readers about Collin Raye, or the string of hits he gave us. I know all of you remember, “That’s My Story,” “Not That Different,” “Love, Me,” “Little Red Rodeo,” “I Can Still Feel You,” and “One Boy, One Girl.” And, so many more. In addition to Collin’s web site, You can follow Collin on Twitter @Collinraye, and visit hisFacebook page, too.
Brinley is a Kingsport native, now living in Nashville. We have had a lot of articles posted about Brinley, and have been following his career for many years. He has opened for Chris Young, Josh Turner, Justin Moore and Eli Young Band, and issued his first full-length album, “Homegrown” in 2011. Brinley is now working on his second album.
The main sponsor for the event this year is First Kingsport Credit Union (408 Clay St., Kingsport, TN). Tickets will be available at that location, and are also available at Food City stores in Kingsport, Colonial Heights and Church Hill, Tenn., as well as Weber City, Va. Tickets are just $12 in advance, and $15 at the door the night of the event. The event will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. This is an outdoor event, so bring blankets to sit on, or lawn chairs if you prefer, and come out for a great evening! WXBQ Radio is the media sponsor. [Pictured above, Jim Wozniak, Media Relations Coordinator, Wellmont Health System)
In addition to First Kingsport Credit Union, the title sponsor, other sponsors are Price & Ramey Insurance, Saxon Clark Real Estate Group, Fairway Ford, Courtesy Chevrolet, Carter-Trent Funeral Home, GoinsRashCain, Valley View Animal Clinic, Oak Hill Funeral Home, Edwards Tipton Witt Agency, Domtar, J.A. Street & Associates, Spoden & Wilson Consulting Engineers, Southern Classic Auto Wash and the City of Kingsport.
You can keep up with Brinley on his web site, and hisFacebook page. and follow him on Twitter @brinley_. If you aren’t already following Country’s Chatter on Twitter, we would love to have you. You will find us @countryschatter.
This is a great way to kick off your summer! If you live in the area, or plan on visiting this area soon, why not shoot for the June 21, so you can be part of Brinley Addington’s Second Annual Hometown Throwdown. In addition to an awesome show, you will be donating to the Children’s Miracle Network, and helping so many children in Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia.
I’ll be back with more soon, and more about this great show, too.