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Music City Keep on Playin’

Tonight Keith Urban, Martina McBride, Keb ‘Mo, Brad Paisley, Lady Antebellum, Dierks Bentley, Kellie Pickler, Rodney Atkins, CeCe Winans, Jaci Velasquez, Randy Montana and Will Hoge will be part of the first national live concert and telethon to aid middle Tennesseans affected by the recent flood disaster. The concert and telethon, Music City Keep on Playin’ will be aired live and commercial-free from Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.

Hosts for the event are TV star and Nashville native James Denton (“Desperate Housewives) and middle Tennessee resident, movie and TV star Kimberly Williams Paisley. Joining them will be GAC on-air personalities Suzanne Alexander, Nan Kelley, Storme Warren and Bill Cody as well as Food Network’s Pat and Gina Neely (“Down Home with the Neelys”) and the Travel Channel’s Adam Richman (“Man v. Food”) and Samantha Brown (“Great Weekends”).

All money raised will go to the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, the organization processing and distributing the donations to middle Tennesseans in need. The concert is already sold out. Now lets do this and raise some money for Nashville!

I’ll be live on News 2 at 5 & 10 with more.

Flooded with flood relief fundraisers

Three great music benefits, one night, all within the same block. It’s an awesome problem to have as Music City continues to recover.

The 12th Annual Grammy Block Party was turned into a flood relief fundraiser Tuesday. The party took place at Owen Bradley Park on 16th Avenue South.

Recording Academy President CEO Neil Portnow was among the night’s guests.
“We want to help anybody who puts up their hands and says I need help,” Portnow said. “That’s the goal.”

Bluegrass duo Dailey and Vincent, contemporary Christian artist Plumb and , Darius Rucker, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue are just a few of the artists that had the crowd dancing.

The block party is usually an opportunity for the Nashville Chapter of Recording Academy members to unite and celebrate music. With the recent floods, this year’s event served as a fundraiser for the newly established MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief fund, helping local musicians in need.

Watch my story below that aired on News 2, by clicking here. Video of News Story

Also on Tuesday night, famed producer David Z, Chad Warrix and the lovely Susan Branham (pictured) held a Red Carpet Celebrity Concert and Silent Auction at Red Rooster. Memebers of 7 Day Binge, 38 Special and 3 Doors Down performed. Chad Lauderdale had the crowd in awe we he took the stage for Amazing Grace. The silent auction included autographed items from Ke$ha, Hank Williams Jr., Ben Folds and Emmylou Harris among others.

A few doors down at Tin Roof, Kenny Chesney‘s No Shoes Radio (pictured) show held a benefit for the American Red Cross. Chris Janson and David Nail were among the nights performers. Kellie Pickler stopped by looking very cas to talk with the radio folks, but she didn’t perform. There was lots of buzz that Kenny Chesney would be there, but no sign for me.


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