COUNTRY STARS ALAN JACKSON, GEORGE STRAIT,
JON PARDI, JORDAN DAVIS, KACEY MUSGRAVES, KEITH URBAN,
LITTLE BIG TOWN, LUKE BRYAN, MADDIE & TAE, REBA MCENTIRE,
SAM HUNT AND TYLER HUBBARD JOIN FORCES
FOR FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION
As part of Gaylord Opryland Resort’s 39th annual A Country Christmas event, Universal Music Group Nashville is hosting Parade of Trees, a display where their world-renowned artists have come together to showcase Christmas trees decorated by Grand Ole Opry members Alan Jackson, Keith Urban, Little Big Town and Reba McEntire, along with George Strait, Jon Pardi, Jordan Davis, Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, Maddie & Tae, Sam Hunt and Tyler Hubbard.
Along with their trees, country music’s biggest stars have each donated “Once in a Lifetime” VIP experiences (fly-aways, VIP concert experiences, exclusive merchandise and more) all to benefit First Responders Children’s Foundation. Proceeds raised will provide scholarships and mental health services to children who have lost a parent in the line of duty including a new collaboration with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals® for the local Monroe Carell Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
“The holidays are a special time when people come together to celebrate and be thankful for their blessings,” said Reba McEntire. “This holiday season, I’m thankful I can help raise awareness for the First Responders Children’s Foundation, which supports the children and families of first responders who risk their lives every day to serve our communities. I hope everyone will go to charitystars.com/paradeoftrees to enter to win and support the families of this wonderful organization.”
The Parade of Trees is on display in the resort’s Garden Conservatory and Cascades Atrium now until January 10, 2023, as a self-guided tour of the Christmas trees decorated specifically to the artist’s style or album theme. Each VIP experience will be available for bid online at www.CharityStars.com/ParadeOfTrees until January 10, 2023. Some of the themes and experiences this year include Reba McEntire’s red, green, and gold tree celebrating her Christmas album, The Ultimate Christmas Collection, paired with a VIP trip to New York City to see her live at Madison Square Garden; Keith Urban’s tree representing his song “Wild Hearts” (and Live In Las Vegas flyaway, including travel and accommodations, a meet and greet, and hand-signed personalized guitar); Maddie & Tae’s “Every Night Every Morning” themed tree (and Disney World Weekend Getaway including flights, hotel, passes, and signed merch), and Luke Bryan’s “Country On” themed tree (and Las Vegas VIP Experience including flights, hotel, VIP entrance, preshow toast with Luke, and signed memorabilia). Other artist packages include VIP festival experiences, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade getaways, stadium flyaways, exclusive numbered prints, signed guitars, custom toy packages from Mattel, and more. The complete listings can be viewed at www.charitystars.com/paradeoftrees. Guests visiting Gaylord Opryland Resort can scan Qcodes at each tree location to donate and gain access to win the designated artist’s VIP prize package, and fans can also bid on the sweepstakes online.
Artist decorated Christmas trees are on display at Gaylord Opryland Resort and their “Once In A Lifetime” VIP Experiences are available now at www.CharityStars.com/ParadeOfTrees to benefit the charity’s scholarship and mental health programs.
Photo 1: Alan Jackson
Photo 2: George Strait
Photo 3: Jon Pardi
Photo 4: Jordan Davis
Photo 5: Kasey Musgraves
Photo 6: Keith Urban
Photo 7: Little Big Town
Photo 8: Luke Bryan
Photo 9: Maddie & Tae
Photo to: Sam Hunt
Photo 11: Tyler Hubbard
ABOUT GAYLORD OPRYLAND A Country Christmas at Gaylord Opryland, located at 2800 Opryland Drive in Nashville, Tenn., is Tennessee’s longest running holiday attraction. The resort is the flagship property of Gaylord Hotels, part of the Marriott portfolio of brands. The 2,888-room hotel offers “everything in one place” – SoundWaves upscale indoor/outdoor water attraction, diverse dining options, a full-service spa, top-notch special events and entertainment, on-site shopping, an award-winning golf course, and more. For more information, visit www.GaylordOpryland.com
ABOUT FIRST RESPONDERS CHILDREN’S FOUNDATION (FRCF) First Responders Children’s Foundation is a national foundation that provides programs and resources that address the specific needs of children of first responders. The Foundation focuses on key areas: Scholarships, Financial Assistance Grants; bereavement assistance, a Mental Health Resiliency Program; and Community Engagement. The Foundation was founded over 21 years ago in response to 9/11 when 800 children lost a first responder parent. The Foundation also supports first responder families enduring significant financial hardship due to tragic circumstances, including injury in the line of duty.
Funds from the Parade of Trees holiday program will be allocated to two core First Responder Children’s Foundation areas of focus in need of funding: The Scholarship Program: Provides college scholarships to the children of first responder heroes who lost their lives and made the ultimate sacrifice. The Resiliency Program: In response to the country’s mental health crisis, FRCF provides free and confidential mental health counseling to children of first responders.
More information can be found at www.1stRCF.org. Follow First Responders Children’s Foundation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @1strcf.https://www.countryschatter.com/2022/11/country-musics-biggest-stars-join-forces-for-first-responders-childrens-foundation-this-holiday-season/Charity EventFundraiserPress ReleaseAlan Jackson,First Responders Children's Foundation,Gaylord Opryland Resotrs,George Strait,Jon Pardi,Jordan Davis,kacey musgraves,keith urgan,little big town,Luke Bryan,Maddie & Tae,Parade of Trees,reba mcentire,Sam Hunt,Tyler Hubbard