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Multi-Award Winning Artists Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris and Vince Gill along with Cory Chisel, team up for the second annual Celebrity Barn Dance & Benefit Concert. The event will take place on Saturday, March 28 The Jaeckle Centre in Thompson’s Station, Nashville’s premier equine facility and the largest barn in the south. Proceeds from the event will benefit MusiCares®, Music Health Alliance, Bonaparte’s Retreat and New Beginnings at Lake Charles
As at an old-fashioned barn dance, the all-star line up will perform country classics and contemporary songs, with guests encouraged to get up and dance. VIP tickets are available and include a reception, meet and greet, dinner and wine tasting from 6:00 – 7:30. With the VIP package, a Texas Style Buffet dinner will be prepared by Chef Dean Fearing, renowned Chef for Fearing’s Restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Austin, TX and Sterling Ball’s American Royal Invitational BBQ Champion Team. Patrons with general admission tickets are allowed and encouraged to bring their own beverages to this event (coolers permitted).
Tickets are now on sale at www.thebarndance.com. VIP tables of 8 range from $1,500-$3,500 and VIP Couples are $500. General admission tickets are $75 per ticket or $125 per couple and General Admission doors open at 7:30. Event sponsors include The Grove Luxurious Club Estate Living and Ernie Ball Music Man. The Jaeckle Centre is located at 100 Saddle Springs Boulevard, Thompson’s Station, TN 37179
Lorrie Morgan, one of the leading ladies in country music history, and her friends, have stepped forward to organize a 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) on Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $30 per person; a limited quantity of PRE-SALE TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! [VISIT: http://silverdollarsaloon.com/event.cfm?id=191432&cart.] Tickets may also be purchased day-of-show beginning at 5 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
TV personality and Great American Country’s Top 20 Country Countdown’s Nan Kelley will host. More award-winning acts are being added daily (to be announced at a later date).
“This event is special for me; this lady is special to me. She’s been my lifeline for so many years; she knows me like no other,” said Lorrie Morgan. “There is nothing that is fair or good about this horrible disease. It’s so difficult to even think about what she has been going through…while we all must continue on with own lives. Debbie is in our hearts, our thoughts and our prayers as she lives day-to-day fighting this silent killer.”
Autographed artist photos and VIP show laminates will be available for purchase at the show. All proceeds from ticket and collectible item sales will be dedicated to support Debbie to assist in alleviating her financial burden while she fights to overcome her poor health. Individuals unable to attend can offer support by visiting her GoFundMe link: www.gofundme.com/iwfwic.
Vince Gill says when you’re young and someone is kind to you, you never forget it, and that’s what it was like the first time any Grand Ole Opry newcomer met Little Jimmy Dickens. Vince was one of several hundred people who celebrated Dickens’ life at the Opry yesterday.
Carrie Underwood says her mother warned her about Dickens because he liked pretty girls, but she says he always kissed her hand and had a little piece of her heart.
Among the other country luminaries who came to mourn their friend were Bill Anderson, Ricky Skaggs, Lee Greenwood, Marty Stuart, Opry legends Jean Howard and Jeannie Seely and Nashville cast members Charles Esten, Sam Palladio and Chaley Rose.
Brad Paisley led a group in singing “Will The Circle Be Unbroken,” a tradition he says Dickens started. Paisley choked back tears and said, “At 94, your journey has ended, but we’ll take it from here, little buddy.”