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Guitars of the Stars auction coming in June

Thursday, May 20, 2010 – A second annual Guitars of the Stars Benefit Auction will be held Friday, June 11 at the Ryman Auditorium during the CMA Music Fest.

Fans can bid on acoustic guitars decorated by some of country music's stars. All proceeds from the auction will benefit the Opry Trust Fund and will be earmarked for victims of this month's Middle Tennessee floods.

Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Danny Gokey, Alan Jackson, George Jones, The Judds, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts and Darius Rucker are among those who donated guitars. Other guitars up for bids will include a custom Gibson Ebony LP guitar to be signed by artists at the 2010 CMT Music Awards and a guitar designed by the artists on this spring's Country Throwdown Tour.

Chris Young will kick off the event with songs from his current album, "The ManI Want to Be," followed by the auction. Young will also contribute a guitar personalized for a winning bidder that afternoon. GAC-TV and 650 WSM radio personality Bill Cody will be on hand as emcee.

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