Craig Wiseman and Friends brought the audience to their feet over and over again Tuesday night at the annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert in the newly remodeled Ryman Auditorium. The nearly sold out event raised more than $140,000. The 11-year total of almost $900,000 raised through the show has provided over 3.5 million meals to the one in six Middle Tennesseans at risk of hunger.
In addition to money raised from the event, Wiseman’s personal contribution and the contributions of his country music friends, have brought the collective dollars raised to ONE MILLION DOLLARS in support of Second Harvest.
“All the generous funds raised will go to feed hungry children, seniors and families in Middle Tennessee,” said Nancy Keil-Culbertson, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Second Harvest. “We are so thankful for our partnerships with Craig Wiseman and O’Charley’s and their commitment to our mission to feed hungry people and solve hunger issues in our community.”
“Through a fun-filled event with the best names in music, we are able to make a real difference in the lives of so many who just hope for a meal,” said Wiseman. “We have incredible support from the artists, from our sponsor O’Charley’s and the amazing fans.”
This year’s line-up included a songwriters round with Wiseman, Rodney Clawson, Sarah Buxton, Chris Tompkins and special guest Matt Dragstrem with performances by ABC’s NASHVILLE’s Chris Carmack, Lennon and Maisy and Charles Esten followed by ACM New Artist of the Year Cole Swindell. Award-winning singer/songwriter Dierks Bentley headlined the show performing current single, “Riser” and Platinum-certified, No. 1 smashes “I Hold On” and “Drunk on a Plane.”
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