Nashville Lifestyles has released their list of Nashville’s most powerful couples, and joining Mayor Karl Dean and his wife are several country couples! It’s not all about their career achievements either….These couples have stepped-up to help their community.
Vince Gill & Amy Grant
Vince Gill and Amy Grant not only make up a quintessential country music couple; they’re also two of this city’s most vocal cheerleaders and remain grounded in local charity and philanthropy work. In fact, the duo is being presented with The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee’s 18th annual Joe Kraft Humanitarian Award this month in honor of their unmatched philanthropic spirit. They’ve supported plenty of causes over the years—including the American Red Cross, the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee, and Project Redesign—but the Schermerhorn Symphony Center remains nearest to Amy’s heart. Apparently, the feeling is mutual: After she helped the Nashville Symphony avoid bankruptcy several decades ago, the Schermerhorn named its new stage the Amy Grant Performance Platform.
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
Tim McGraw and Faith Hill have a shared love of philanthropy. In 2010 alone, Tim and Faith raised $2.2 million through “Nashville Rising,” a benefit concert they organized in response to the devastating floods that ravaged Nashville earlier that year.
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman
Nicole has been a Goodwill Ambassador for both UNICEF and UN Women for nearly a decade, addressing international audiences and raising awareness for issues like women’s rights on a global scale. Closer to their home in Nashville, Keith performs charity concerts and advocates for the MusiCares Musicians’ Assistance Program. Together, the pair participates in local road races, like September’s Franklin Classic, with their daughters Faith and Sunday.
Scott and Sandi Borchetta
The Borchetta empire, Big Machine Label Group, encompasses Big Machine Records, The Valory Music Co., and Republic Nashville (a partnership with Universal Republic) and is home to some of the most successful artists in country music, including Taylor Swift, Rascal Flatts, Reba McEntire, Tim McGraw, and The Band Perry. A big priority for the couple is giving back, which is why they devote resources to important organizations like the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, the Special Olympics, and the Starkey Hearing Foundation, which funds missions around the world to fit children with hearing devices
Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley
The Paisleys are big proponents of the Nashville-based relief organization Live Beyond, which provides medical care, nutritional support, and clean water to people in Haiti. After visiting the country herself, Kimberly launched the “Paisley Challenge” with Brad, encouraging others to help reach Live Beyond’s goal of establishing 100 clean-water collection sites in Haiti. For the entirety of his 2013 Beat This Summer Tour, Brad donated $1 of each ticket sold to the “Live Beyond…Thirst” campaign to bring clean drinking water to Thomazeau, an impoverished suburb of Port-au-Prince.
You can see the entire list on Nashville Lifestyles.com