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“I Am a Woman” Benefit Concert Postponed

I am Woman

The “I Am a Woman” Benefit Concert has been postponed due to hazardous weather and road conditions in Nashville.

Lorrie Morgan organized the benefit concert for long time industry veteran, friend and comrade in music, Ms. Debbie Ballentine.

With the loving support and strength from family and friends, Ballentine has been bravely fighting her battle with cancer since Fall 2011. After completing various treatments and courses of radiation therapy, results have not been optimum; there is no cure for Ballentine’s condition. The family’s medical bills incurred during her illness are insurmountable.

Lorrie Morgan, Vince Gill, Pam Tillis, Jesse Keith Whitley, Ashlee Hewitt, TG Sheppard, Kelly Lang and Baillie and The Boys will donate their time and talents to support Ballentine at the I AM A WOMAN benefit concert in her honor. The charity event will be held at Silver Dollar Saloon (110 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN) and was supposed to be held tonight, Wednesday, February 18, 2015.    A reschedule date will be released soon.


Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament a Success Despite the Storms


Despite strong storms rolling through Middle Tennessee and an ongoing threat of severe weather, the clouds parted and celebrities gathered for another successful Christmas 4 Kids Celebrity Golf Tournament on Tuesday, April 29 at Pine Creek Golf Course in Mt. Juliet, Tenn. Now in its fourth year, a full flight of 30 golf teams were paired with celebrities including music’s Tracy Lawrence, Jan Howard, Eric Heatherly, George Ducas, Lucas Hoge, Lisa Matassa, Matt Gary, Del Gray of Little Texas, Mark and Jason Sutton of Brother Trouble, Dave Rowland of Dave & Sugar fame, the Bachelorette’s Ty Brown, Jackson Delaney, Jesse Keith Whitley, Mitch Goudy, Sherry Lynn, Brandon Blackstock and songwriter Wood Newton, plus television personalities Kelly Sutton (ZUUS Country) and Bob Sellers (Fox 17), in addition to legendary announcer and radio host WSM’s Mike Terry, Ms. Senior America Carolyn Corlew and famed international comic strip artist and writer Guy Gilchrist. Also on hand to help were Erin Como and Jennifer Waddell of Fox 17. This year’s tournament was co-hosted by the award-winning Bluegrass duo The Roys, who have been helping to host the tournament since its inception over the past four years, and Stacy McCloud of GAC. Prevost bus company, the ultimate class in driving excellence, also returned for its fourth consecutive year as the title sponsor.

“Each year, things just get better and bigger,” stated Linda O’Connell, President of Christmas4Kids. “This year, we had a $25,000 hole-in-one prize for the taking. While no one left with the cash, what every golfer got in return was the joy of being able to provide a great Christmas for a whole bunch of Middle-Tennessee children this coming season. That’s a feeling that money just can’t buy.”

Christmas 4 Kids fundraising efforts will continue throughout the year, with the annual Christmas 4 Kids Charity Concert at the Ryman on November 24 and the Tour Bus show on December 15. For more information on Christmas 4 Kids, please visit

Jesse Whitley and Ashlee Hewitt Get Hitched!

Jessie Keith Whitley

On March 10, Jesse Keith Whitley, son of Lorrie Morgan and the late Keith Whitley, married Ashlee Hewitt in Lancaster, Minnesota.

The bride is originally from Lancaster and was a contestant on the 6th season of Nashville Star. She comes from a large family and was raised on a horse ranch; a true country girl.

Jesse and Ashlee met when Ashlee was singing harmony for Lorrie Morgan. Jessie had been touring with his mom after the release of his debut album, Kentucky Thunder.

The newlyweds have been living in Minnesota but are looking for a house near Nashville.

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Photo credit: Photography by Megan Sugden

Artists and Celebrities Gather for the Annual Christmas 4 Kids Tour Bus Show Tomorrow (Dec. 12)

Christmas 4 Kids

The Christmas 4 Kids organization is once again spreading holiday cheer to hundreds of underprivileged children throughout the Middle Tennessee. The Annual Tour Bus Show and Artist Meet & Greet will be held at the Hendersonville Wal-Mart located at 204 North Anderson Lane from 5:00PM – 9:00PM.

For a small donation, fans can visit the tour buses of more than fifty artists and celebrities and many artists will be present to sign autographs and give the fans an inside look at their mobile home-away-from-home. All proceeds from the event will go to Christmas 4 Kids, a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years which provides underprivileged children with the funds to shop and purchase Christmas gifts for family and loved ones–something most have never had the opportunity to do before. For more information on Christmas 4 Kids, please visit,

Funds generated by this year’s annual concert featuring Charlie Daniels and the Tour Bus Show event will provide over 400 children from 29 different schools a day-long shopping excursion. The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer’s luxury tour bus, lunch and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at College Heights Baptist Church. To wrap up the day, these children will receive a brand new winter coat and $150.00 to spend on anything they want!

Artists & Celebrities Expected:
10th Ave. North
Brandon Heath
Rob Bironas
The Roys
Jeff Bates
Burns & Poe
Daryle Singletary
Lynn Anderson
Riders In the Sky
Jessica Frech
Jeremy Parsons
Robert Burgeis
Bo Bice
Nathan Douglas
Barry Michael
Adam Fisher
Aaron Kelly
Dustin Wilkes
Mason Douglas
Shane Thomas
Eric Lee Beddingfield
Wayne Mills Band
Phoenix Drive
Lucus Hoge
Ty Brown
Jesse Keith Whitley
Crystal Rose
Johnny Gates
Randy Montana
Paul Stout

Requested Donation:
Adults: $5.00
Kids age 2 to 12: $2.00
Under 2: Free
Maximum Family: $20.00

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