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Steve Azar Raises $170,000 for his charity at 2013 Delta Soul Event

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Country-soul singer/songwriter and avid golfer Steve Azar has raised $170,000 through his 2nd Annual Delta Soul Celebrity Golf & Charity Event that took place in June in the heart of the Delta — Greenville, Mississippi. All proceeds from the golf and music extravaganza will benefit the singer’s non-profit charity organization, The Steve Azar St. Cecilia Foundation, which supports art programs at various local organizations throughout the Delta region.

Presented by The Skin Institute, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi and The Hartness Foundation, the 2013 Delta Soul Celebrity Golf & Charity Event took place over three fun-filled days (June 6-8) throughout various locations in Greenville, Mississippi and the Delta region. Sponsors and celebrities attending the Delta Soul event represented over 21 different states from coast to coast, with approximately 500 total participants this year.

Among the many celebrities hitting the greens with Azar were Denver Broncos Head Coach John Fox, actor Chris Rich (The Reba Show, Murphy Brown), Baseball Hall of Fame great Reggie Smith, comedian Gary Valentine (King of Queens, Chelsea Lately), actors Grant Show (Devious Maids, Melrose Place) and Richard Karn (Home Improvement, Family Feud), and LPGA Tour and 2012 Delta Soul tournament winner Kris Tschetter.

Joining Azar for the concert portion of the event were famed jazz saxophonist, composer and bandleader Branford Marsalis (Branford Marsalis Quartet), bluegrass vocalist and instrumentalist Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss & Union Station), as well as musicians Mark Bryan and Dean Felber (Hootie and the Blowfish).

The annual Delta Soul Celebrity Golf & Charity Event is always a crowd-pleaser, as it delivers a combination of comedy, music, fine foods and celebrating the Delta, all while raising funds to support various children’s charities and arts within educational and cultural institutions throughout the Delta. The special event brings celebrities from all walks of life in sports, music, television and film to enjoy golf and other festivities that highlight the Delta and her rich musical history, fantastic southern food and superb southern hospitality. It has been called one of the best celebrity charity events in the U.S., according to many of the celebrity guests and sponsors who attend.

“My wife Gwen and I have always wanted to host an event such as this, but it wasn’t until moving back to the Delta that we felt we could do something of this magnitude,” notes Azar. “Our close friends — some of whom I grew up with here — make up our event committees, and they felt just as compelled to bring this event to the Delta. With their support, along with the spirited community, generous sponsors and my celebrity friends, it all came together. Although this event has much more to offer than just hittin’ the little white ball, golf is a common ground that unites us all and gives us the stage for doing some good.”

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Photo of the Day: Morgan Freeman & Steve Azar

Photo Credit: ShutterTHAT.com/ Tim Vahsholtz

On Tuesday, May 31st, North Little Rock hosted the internationally syndicated radio show, Tales of the South, that featured Mississippi native and singer-songwriter, Steve Azar, award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman, and Mississippi Democratic Governor candidate, Bill Luckett as special guests.

The “Delta Music Show” edition of “Tales” was sponsored by Oxford American and kicked-off the Little Rock Film Festival. Filmed in front of a sold-out live audience at the Starving Artist Cafe’ in Little Rock, Arkansas. Luckett (who owns the Ground Zero Blues Club in Clarksville, MS with Freeman) and Azar shared their own memorable stories of the Delta. Azar performed a moving rendition of “Soldier Song” and later shared the story behind the award-winning music video for his hit, “Waitin’ on Joe,” which Freeman narrated and appeared in starring role.

Earlier in the evening, Azar and Freeman attended a special fundraiser dinner and reception for Luckett at the Argenta Place Rooftop in the Argenta Arts District in Downtown North Little Rock.

“Tales of the South” is available to more than 130 million listeners worldwide and features ‘true stories told by Southerners who lived them.’ Podcasts of the show are available on iTunes and NPR.

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Top Tweets of the Week – Week of April 10th

10. On April 13th, @WhitneyDuncan simply tweeted “This is my cousin.” Since then, the country music has been coming together like a family to help find #HollyBobo.  Please keep her in your prayers!  

9. It’s about time @BrettEldredge took a bath!  Finally he had a little inspiration to get clean “I hear tornado sirens, I probably should go chill in the bath tub.. I kinda wanted to take a bath anyways…”

8. This week a lot of artists including @DannyGokey @KelliePickler and @SteveAzar were in the studio.  @DannyGokey tweeted “Hey guys how are u today? Im working hard on my new single.The release is coming very soon so stay tuned 4 more info. Lots of stuff brewing!”

7. I love how twitter is the best news source available!  @BradPaisley tweeted “Workin on a song for a big summer movie today.Can’t say which, but it’s great.So many different elements.A collision of worlds so to speak.”

6. There was a birthday this week!  @LauraBellBundy turned 30 years young.  She tweeted “BDayThoughts: Starting this year,w/ every yr older I get,I plan to become 2 yrs younger in state of mind. Eventually that math wont work out”

5. @KelliePickler got a new addition to her family this week!  A new dog named Jack: “What evil person would leave this baby on the side of the road?!”  

4. A drunk @BlakeShelton turned into Weird Al this week tweeting some parodies of his favorite songs.  He tweeted “Rewriting my fav Sugarland song: Why don’t you shave Down to your knees No wonder you’ve been lonely I’m afraid you’ll give me fleas..” then Jennifer Nettles replied “Actually, come to think of it, I do need to shave. Thanks, @blakeshelton! – Jennifer”

3. @TaylorSwift13 hit 6 million followers yesterday.  She tweeted “Woah! Wait! Over 6,000,000 followers now?? Cool!!! PS I shot a new video today and I’m more excited than I can convey in 140 characters!”

2. As a country music singer, most artists fly several times a week, but @RandyMontana saw something he probably should have never seen in his life! “Woman in front of me on the plane spit in her boyfriends face, then made out. Threw up a little in my mouth. #waytooearlyforthatshit”

1.  As a tornado siren went off in Tuscaloosa, @SugarlandMusic and @LBTmusic were stuck in a tornado shelter.  After Kristian’s iPad died, he had nothing to do. Jennifer tweeted “Kristian is currently clicking his Chucks together and singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.”

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Win a Steve Azar Ultimate CMA Fest Experience

The 2011 CMA Music Festival is right around the corner and beginning now through Friday, May 6, country singer-songwriter, Steve Azar is offering fans a chance to win The Steve Azar Ultimate CMA Music Fest Experience through a special online contest. The grand-prize winner will receive two roundtrip flights to Nashville, hotel accommodations and four-day passes to the 2011 CMA Music Festival in June. Winners will also be treated to a private lunch with Azar.

Register to win by simply signing up online at www.steveazar.com or at www.facebook.com/steveazarlive where they can select their favorite Steve Azar tune from the following hits: “I Don’t Have to Be Me (‘Til Monday),” “Waitin’ on Joe,” “Sunshine,” and his current single, “Hard Road.” The lucky winner will be announced and contacted by email on Monday, May 9th.

Azar has remained a chart mainstay since exploding onto the country music scene in the mid-90’s. His passion and drive for music has paid off for the Delta native as he has scored countless hit singles and critically-acclaimed albums. His current project, Slide on Over Here has already produced two major hits, including “Moo La Moo” and the Top 20 single, Sunshine.” “Hard Road” is the disc’s third release currently climbing the charts.

Celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, CMA Music Festival is an unparalleled music experience celebrating America’s music. Taking place Thursday through Sunday, June 9-12, this event brings the community together with fans from around the world. Last year, the 2010 Festival attracted 65,000 fans daily from all 50 states and 26 nations. Fans should order their tickets now to guarantee their place at the event USA Today named “the crown jewel of Country Music festivals” and the reigning winner of the International Entertainment Buyers Association’s (2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010) LIVE! Award for Festival of the Year. For more information, including a list of performers and event schedules, as well as to purchase tickets, visit CMAfest.com or call 1-800-CMA-FEST.

For more information and a complete list of tour dates visit www.steveazar.com. Fans can also check out Azar on www.facebook.com/steveazarlive or follow him on www.twitter.com/steveazar.

Got some country music gossip and don’t wanna be a tattle tale? Email me, Tawny Tucker, Tawny@countrymusictattletale.com

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