Chris Young joins Charlie Daniels Xmas gig
Thursday, October 1, 2009
– Chris Young will join the 2009 Charlie Daniels Band and Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids on Nov. 23 at the Ryman in Nashville.
Gretchen Wilson also is slated to play along with Phil Vassar.
The charity event raises money for the Christmas 4 Kids Organization. Christmas 4 Kids has been in existence for more than 25 years providing many special children each year with their very own shopping spree at the Wal*Mart in Hendersonville, Tenn. Each child receives $150 in spending money plus a Tennessee Titans' starter jacket.
Funds generated by the concert, an auction and a tour bus show are used to give children from 29 different schools, a total of more than 400 children, a day-long shopping excursion. The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer's luxury tour bus, lunch, a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus at College Heights Baptist Church and the shopping.
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