Clint Black and Chideo announced that they will be partnering with Sinclair Broadcast Group—one of the largest and most diversified television broadcasting companies in the country—to broadcast a Concert for a Cause in Nashville on October 3rd (Check Local Listings). The concert marks the culmination of the Clint Black Dream Recording Session Contest, an experience powered by Chideo—the cause network dedicated to using celebrity-based experiences and exclusive content to raise awareness and dollars for charity. The concert, which will be held at the James K. Polk Theatre on September 9th, will help raise funds to accelerate research to cure RettSyndrome.org.
In July, Clint announced the contests’ finalists, who have since been competing for America’s vote in the hopes of winning the grand prize: a chance to fly to Nashville to record an original song with the country star in his personal studio. Now, all four finalists are heading to Nashville to perform with Clint at the Concert for a Cause.
“I’m very excited to be working with Sinclair Broadcast Group and Chideo to ensure that families across the country can be a part of this concert and join the movement to bring awareness and funds to cure Rett Syndrome,” said Clint Black. “I am looking forward to performing with the incredibly talented finalists of the competition who are helping lend their voices to this important cause.”
Tickets to the concert, which will include performances by Clint and the four finalists, Blake Esse, Jefferson Clay, Julie McCloud, and Sasha Aaron, are on sale now and can be purchased via the Tennessee Performing Arts Center.
Rett syndrome is a unique postnatal neurological disorder that is recognized in infancy and seen almost always in girls, but can be rarely seen in boys. Every two hours a girl is born with Rett syndrome, but very few people know anything about the disorder. Affecting 1 in 10,000 live female births each year, it is more common than Huntington’s disease and Muscular Dystrophy. Black currently serves as Honorary Chair for Rettsyndrome.org’s “Research to Reality: Funding Progress” campaign, which helps to accelerate treatments and research to find a cure.