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The man in red visits John Rich

Thursday, December 9, 2010 – Santa Claus is coming to town, making a stop at John Rich's Mt. Richmore this weekend. The man in red is showing up in honor of the Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon organization fundraiser for Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt.

On Saturday, Dec. 11, Joan and John Rich will open up their home to throw the annual Dance Marathon Holiday Party for "Miracle Families," those whose lives have been touched by Children's Hospital. The party is a celebration for the Vanderbilt students and Miracle Families, who serve as ambassadors for Vanderbilt University Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropic organization at the university.

"Family is such an important part of my life, and I know that especially around the holidays, it can be difficult for families who have loved ones in the hospital," said Rich. "I admire everything the Children's Hospital does on a daily basis for those families and want to do my part in spreading the cheer this holiday season."

The party will include holiday festivities such as decorating gingerbread houses, Christmas stories, dancing and a visit from the Clauses.

Joan and John Rich will match the top student fundraiser's total, up to $10,000.

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For the Kids CD review - For the Kids
A better title for this six-song John Rich album is "For Parents of Kids" because these tracks aren't really directed at kid listeners. There are no tunes about animals or toys. Rich never sings in a silly voice. Heck, he doesn't even tell a corny joke. The most telling song on this collection is Thank God for Kids, once a big hit for The Oak Ridge Boys. The former is significant because all these songs express thankfulness for the little ones in our lives. »»»
Son Of A Preacher Man CD review - Son Of A Preacher Man
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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: Kristofferson gives insight, but no easy answers – When they say music gets better with age, they're not always just talking about songs alone; sometimes they're also referring to the listener. When Kris Kristofferson sings, "Well, I woke up Sunday morning/With no way to hold my head that didn't hurt," to smartly open "Sunday Mornin' Comin' Down," he... »»»
Concert Review: No sugarcoating, Welch dishes out an experience – Gillian Welch (accompanied, as always, by master guitarist David Rawlings), celebrated her "The Harrow & The Harvest" album with a powerful night of music. She apologized many times for the utter unhappiness expressed through this album's songs, admitting it's "not the most chipper album" at one point.... »»»
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