Nichols performs at ceremony honoring Dali Lama
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
– Joe Nichols will perform his single Believers
at a ceremony honoring the Dalai Lama. The Freedom Award, which is the highest honor given by the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, will be presented to the Dali Lama on Sept. 23 at the historic Lorraine Hotel.
That evening, Nichols will join Natalie Cole in a benefit concert hosted by the Dalai Lama. Proceeds from the concert will go to the Missing Peace Music and Art Program, the Dalai Lama's Foundation. A documentary film crew will be on hand to record the event for a possible television broadcast.
"Performing for the Dalai Lama - those are words I never imagined coming out of my mouth," Nichols said. "This is an honor beyond my expectations. The Dalai Lama's entire being is about peace and harmony, forgiveness and self-discipline, and those are qualities to be admired. I am really looking forward to meeting His Holiness."
Nichols will continue his tour following the stop in Memphis with dates in Chicago, Atlanta and Jacksonville.
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