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Clay Walker Talks About New Music and the Urgency of Raising Awareness for MS

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It’s been 20 years since Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS), but he still fights to bring awareness to the often debilitating disease. He hosted his 7th annual Chords of Hope benefit concert during this year’s CMA Music Festival and brought along special guests Craig Campbell and Joe Nichols.

“They both reached out to us, which I think says a lot about their character. I can’t say enough good things about them and I hope to get the chance to return the favor very soon for them.”

The show raises money for the Vanderbilt MS Center, as well as Walker’s own Band Against MS charity, which has raised more than $3.5 million since its start in 2003.

Fans may not know much about multiple sclerosis when coming to his shows, so Walker uses the event to educate and entertain. Although he is currently in great health, he knows that many others facing the disease often face more severe symptoms.

“There’s an urgency and importance to raise awareness about what it is, so we can find new and better ways to live with it and eventually cure it.”

So what about new music? Last summer, Walker released a single called “Right Now” and fans have been anxiously waiting for more.

“We’re shopping record labels right now and trying to decide the best way to get the music to the fans, the fastest and most efficient way. That’s kind of tedious. We live in a world today that there’s multiple channels to get music into the public and we just want to find the right ones. And obviously, the fans can come out to the live shows and hear the new music.”

To find out when he’ll be in your area, go to www.claywalker.com

Joe Nichols Added to Clay Walker’s Chords of Hope Benefit

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Clay Walker will be bringing along Joe Nichols for the seventh annual Chords of Hope benefit concert. ACM Lifting Lives will be joining Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., and Pinnacle Financial Partners as a presenting sponsor. Hosting the event will be The Big 98 WSIX on air duo, Tige and Daniel for the second consecutive year.

Taking place at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley on Wednesday, June 8th during CMA Fest, the concert will help raise money and awareness for multiple sclerosis (MS) research with proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Clay’s charity, Band Against MS (BAMS). Doors open at 6:00 PM and tickets are still available HERE.

As one of country’s most praised traditional artists, Joe Nichols six No. 1 hits and eight top 10 singles make him the perfect addition to the bill that will feature Walker as the headliner for the evening. Over the course of his career, Walker has celebrated 11 No. 1 singles and four platinum certified albums. Walker has been on the road all year impressing fans and critics alike performing some of his biggest hits as well as testing out new music he has been working on.

For ticket information, please visit www.3rdandlindsley.com or call (615-259-9891).
To learn more about Clay Walker and BAMS, visit www.claywalker.com and www.bandagainstms.org.

Clay Walker Hosts Benefit Concert To Aid Houston Flood Victims

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner has teamed up with Clay Walker, and Joel and Victoria Osteen of Lakewood Church, to raise funds and awareness for the Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund – providing donations and financial assistance directly to the residents of our city who are suffering devastating loss from the recent floods. Houstonians are invited to a benefit concert, Friday, May 20th at 8 p.m. at Lakewood Church.

“So many people in our area suffered extreme loss due to these recent floods. Many lost more than possessions – jobs, family members, homes and in some cases their livelihood,” said Mayor Turner. “It is our privilege to come together and help our fellow Houstonians recover. I thank all of the wonderful people who have made this opportunity to help others in a big way possible.”

This benefit concert, headlined by Walker, will include a talented line-up of locally and nationally known musicians, celebrities, community leaders and those who care about Houston, will engage and inspire the community to give in a number of ways. Individual donations will grant anyone entrance to the live concert, viewers and others not in attendance will be given the opportunity to give by texting HOUSTON to 91999, sending a check to the Greater Houston Community Foundation/Greater Houston Storm Relief Form; via wire or money transfer and credit card. All details can be found at houstonrecovers.org. Corporations and donors also will be honored for their support in this effort to bring relief to our community.

“Houston has been home to me for most of my life. It is an honor to help those in need by joining together to heal hearts and repair the structures that shelter so many families who make up the rich fabric of our community,” said Clay Walker. “This is an opportunity to do good and feel good inside by uplifting our neighbors and showing them we care and are willing to share in their struggle as we all rebuild.”

“We are proud of our Lakewood Church staff and volunteers for their efforts helping our fellow Houstonians recover from the recent flooding. We are honored to continue these efforts as a part of Houston Recovers, and look forward to partnering with the Mayor’s office, as well as business, civic, and faith leaders, city relief organizations, and celebrities to raise funds for those who need it most,” said Joel and Victoria Osteen, Pastors of Lakewood Church.

Mayor Sylvester Turner has established The Greater Houston Storm Relief Fund, to accept flood relief donations that will stay in our community. The fund will focus on aiding storm victims “We’ve been hearing from residents who are confused about where they should donate to get assistance directly to the residents of our city who are suffering, said Mayor Turner. “The creation of this fund will ensure the dollars donated stay in our community. The fund will focus on aiding storm victims and relief organizations in Harris, Fort Bend and Montgomery Counties,” added Turner. He said the fund will be administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), a 501(c)3 non-profit public charity.

The concert will be broadcast and streamed LIVE on KTRK-ABC13 and SiriusXM Joel Osteen Radio, channel 128, 8-10pm CT, with multiple replays all weekend.

Country Stars Strut Their Stuff at Kentucky Derby

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This weekend, country stars put on their best hat and strutted their stuff at the Kentucky Derby. Check out Lady Antebellum, Tanya Tucker, Clay Walker and more!

LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07:  Tanya Tucker attends the Delta Dental Celebrity Green Room during the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Delta Dental)

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LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07:  Clay Walker (L) and Jessica Craig attend the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 07, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Churchill Downs)

 

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