The 2023 Country With Heart event held during CMA Fest presented a record donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital thanks to the generosity and devotion of fans and sponsors. This year’s total from donations, ticket sales and the silent auction for the one night only event, totaled $11,600.
“It is a small room with some big hearts at Country With Heart. I am so thankful to everyone who reached out and donated. That money will be added to other donations to keep finding cures and saving lives. It really is amazing and a team effort. We have the best friends!” shares Bobby Marquez.
Country With Heart is an annual event held during CMA Fest week at The Nashville Nightlife Theatre, presented by sponsor, Workout Anytime 24/7. The stellar lineup of Hall of Fame, Grand Ole Opry, Grammy Award Winning and Hollywood stars included Rex Allen Jr., John McEuen, Baillie and The Boys, Barbara Fairchild, Johnny Rodriguez, John Schneider and John and Robin Berry. Riders in the Sky got the show off to a roaring start. Then, the lineup entertained fans with their stories and songs following a homestyle buffet dinner.
About Country With Heart: Country With Heart is an all-star country music show held during CMA Music Fest week in Nashville benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event was founded by award winning singer/songwriter Bobby Marquez in 2015 in honor of his number one fan, a former St. Jude kid, Petey Northup. To date, the annual event has raised thousands of dollars for treatments and research. Participating talent has included, Clint Black, Mark Wills, John Conlee, Wade Hayes, Barbara Fairchild, Crystal Gayle, Chuck Mead, Gary Chapman, David Ball, Riders in The Sky, Sylvia, Andy Griggs, Johnny Rodriguez, John Berry, Linda Davis, Larry Gatlin, Billy Yates, Becky Hobbs and more.
About St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital: The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food — so they can focus on helping their child live. St. Jude has treated children from all 50 states and from around the world. Treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% since it opened more than 50 years ago.
About (presenting sponsor) Workout Anytime 24/7: The name, Workout Anytime 24/7, speaks volumes, offering affordable fitness with high-quality equipment whenever you want it. Fitness that fits your life means there’s no excuse, just results. That caring approach backed by integrity has helped families across the country achieve health goals with confidence and enthusiasm through the expertise and dedication of their team. Workout Anytime 24/7 has sponsored all eight years of Country With Heart.
About (founder/host) Bobby Marquez: Bobby Marquez is an awarded singer/songwriter, originally from South Texas. Marquez has become known for his charismatic smile and fun-loving honky tonk style of music paired with inspiring lyrics. His timely song, “Speak Love,” shows his kind heart and has earned him the CMA of Texas Americana Award for 2021. In 2019, Bobby was considered for a Grammy Award for his duet with Rhonda Vincent on a song Marquez co-wrote titled, “For Awhile.” The song also won CMA of Texas Duet of the Year and the Academy of Western Artists Song of the Year. Bobby was also awarded the 2018 AWA Pure Country Male Vocalist and the recipient of the first-ever CMA of Texas Cowboy/Western Artist Award. . His original tune, “The Cowboy Way,” produced by the legendary Rex Allen Jr., was designated the theme song of the annual Gene Autry Museum Festival in Oklahoma. Bobby Marquez appears on television’s Larry’s Country Diner, The Penny Gilley Show, The Merlin Gene Show and Country Fix. While his music videos are seen around the world on various networks, his music can be heard on radio stations around the globe, including on Willie’s Roadhouse on Sirius/XM Radio. Marquez’s songs have been recorded by George Strait, Alan Jackson, Rhonda Vincent, Ty Herndon and Johnny Rodriguez.
Fans Set New Record Donation at Annual Country With Heart Benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
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