Country Music Stars and Fans Joined Together This Weekend For A Wonderful Cause and Great Entertainment
The generosity and kindness of country music fans and entertainers fulfills the name of the Country With Heart benefit for a fourth year with an impressive donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the total of $4,300. The money was raised Saturday, June 9th at the Nashville Nightlife Theater during a night filled with music, dancing, dinner and an auction.
Organizer and host, Bobby Marquez states, “So many times we are all looking for good folks or good news. We had a huge room full of hundreds of country music fans, music industry professionals, entertainers and local business owners who kept asking if there was anything they could do. I can’t explain how special this evening was. I am so proud! And I pray that money makes a big difference for some families who really need that hope right now.”
This year’s show kicked off with a true celebration of the success of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Former patient Petey Northrup was in the spotlight. The 31-year-old’s story was originally believed to be cut short by childhood leukemia, but through amazing care at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Petey is still enjoying a wonderful life today.
Donations can still be made in the name of Country With Heart through Thursday, June 14, 2018 at www.eventbrite.com. Just search for Country With Heart on the homepage.
The lineup featured:
- * The Idols of American Youth, Riders in the Sky
- * Tim Rushlow formerly of Little Texas
- *. Superstar Sylvia
- * Branded the new king of honky tonk Joshua Hedley
- * Hit singer/songwriter Jeff Bates
- * From the legendary Kendalls duo, Jeannie Kendall
- * Country Music Hall of Fame member, Charlie McCoy
- * Country music great, Barbara Fairchild
- * Comedian/Voice Impressionist, Johnny Counterfeit
- * Nashville and Texas Heritage Songwriter Hall of Fame member, Aaron Barker
- * Awarded songwriter/Host of The Music Row Show, Scott Southworth
- * New singing sensation, Zach Janson
- * Award-winning Evermean Evergreen Cloggers
- * Host Bobby Marquez and more
For the fourth year, Workout Anytime 24/7 extended their healthy lifestyle mission to provide more resources to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital through this fundraising event. Along with Country With Heart founder, Bobby Marquez, money raised each June has been added to funds raised by the annual Buck Creek Trailride fall event to total nearly 100-thousand dollars in donated money each year to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. A check will be presented for the total amount at the end of September once again this year.
About Country With Heart: The annual event is presented by Workout Anytime 24/7. Host and organizer, Bobby Marquez, along with the legends and new stars of country music join forces to raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event is scheduled each year during CMA Music Fest week in Nashville, Tennessee.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since we opened more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. St. Jude freely shares the breakthroughs we make, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org or following St. Jude on facebook.com/stjude and twitter.com/stjude.
About Workout Anytime 24/7: Fitness centers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week to accommodate busy schedules. Certified personal coaches and customized programs with the latest equipment, tanning rooms and massage rooms support a healthy lifestyle.
About Bobby Marquez: Bobby Marquez is the 2018 Academy of Western Artists Pure Country Male Vocalist and the recipient of the first-ever CMA of Texas Cowboy/Western Artist Award. His original tune, “The Cowboy Way,” was designated the theme song of the annual Gene Autry Museum Festival in Oklahoma. Bobby Marquez was also nominated for a R.O.P.E. award for Songwriter of the Year in 2017. Marquez’s songs have been recorded by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Ty Herndon and Johnny Rodriguez.
About Buck Creek Trailride:The annual horseback and iron horse ride is scheduled for the last weekend in September of 2018 in Alamo, Tennessee at the Weaver Farm. Bobby Marquez will perform along with country music hitmaker, Mark Chesnuett. Games, a mechanic bull, crafts and auctions raise nearly 100-thousand dollars each year for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.https://www.countryschatter.com/2018/06/country-with-heart-benefit-celebrates-4th-annual-st-jude-donation/Charity EventPress ReleaseBarbara Fairchild,Bobby Marquez,Country With heart,Jeannie Kendall,Jeff Bates,St. Jude Children's Research Hospital,Sylvia,tim rushlow,Workout Anytime 24/7,Zach Janson