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Little Big Town raises $55K for cancer

Friday, July 16, 2010 – Little Big Town raised more than $55,000 for the T.J. Martell Foundation at their 4th annual Ride For A Cure event held Sunday, July 11.

The event featured pre-ride performances by Brett Eldridge, Randy Montana and Cali Rodi and post-ride performances by Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, Randy Houser, Josh Thompson, and The Band Perry.

"We are thrilled with the turn out for this year's Ride for the Cure," said Little Big Town's Karen Fairchild. "It was our biggest ride yet. The T.J. Martell Foundation is close to all of our hearts and we are so lucky to be able to support such an amazing cause so we can find a cure."

The band also held an auction, which included items donated by country music artists such as Zac Brown Band, Keith Urban, Jamey Johnson, Lady Antebellum, Eric Church and others.

Little Big Town's Kimberly Schlapman and her husband personally donated their Tennessee Titan's season football tickets to the highest bidder to attend a game this fall. Hand written and autographed lyrics to Little Big Town's current single Little White Church was also auctioned off.

Proceeds from Ride For A Cure locally supports cancer research at the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. The T.J. Martell Foundation supports leukemia, cancer and AIDS research at eight top hospitals in the U.S.

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Editorial: Walking the talk – When names like Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Waylon and the Hag are invoked, you're talking hard core country. These are the touchstones of country , the guys who made country music what it was and still is (or maybe can be). When these folks would sing about being down-and-out and the rough-and-tumble, they knew of what they were singing about. Fast forward a few years to the country singers of today. »»»
Concert Review: Carlile warms hearts with empathetic thoughts – Brandi Carlile, dressed festively with a Santa hat, began her mid-week concert set with Joni Mitchell's "River" and closed with the carol "O Holy Night." In between, she sang about an equal measure of old and new songs. And on this first night of a short acoustic tour, Carlile was both in fine spirits and voice.... »»»
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