McCurdy celebrates birthday
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
– Teen singer Jennette McCurdy of Nickelodeon's iCarly celebrated her 18th birthday in style Monday. McCurdy invited students from Bellevue Middle School, who were affected and displaced by Nashville's recent flood for a night of fun, food and games.
The party, which was held in downtown Nashville, included a live DJ, video games, smoothie and ice cream stations, a special birthday cake in the shape of the number 18 and a birthday video featuring Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, McCurdy's iCarly cast-mates and others.
Country singers and their children also joined in on the fun of meeting the singer and actress. Martina McBride's daughter Emma was in attendance as was Vince Gill and Amy Grant's daughter Corrina. Phil Vassar's daughters Presley and Haley also came and Jamie O'Neal brought her daughter Aliyah.
In lieu of gifts, McCurdy asked guests to bring a new pair of socks, which were donated after the party to the local flood victims through Hands On Nashville to the local Community Resource Center.
Last summer, McCurdy signed to Capitol Nashville on her 17th birthday and has been writing for and recording her debut album, "The Story Of My Life," in Nashville over the last year. Produced by Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum), McCurdy co-wrote 9 of the 11 tracks including the current single Not That Far Away, which she co-penned with Rachel Proctor and Blair Daly.
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