Big Machine Records duo, Steel Magnolia, Chevrolet and CBS Radio helped gather over 800 cell phones for Chevrolet’s Cell Phones For Soldiers campaign.
The initiative raises funds to purchase pre-paid calling cards to send to soldiers serving abroad.
Students from Ft. Pierce, Florida’s John Carroll High School and Tampa, Florida’s Braden River High School collected the most phones, winning acoustic performances from the hot duo, Meghan Linsey and Joshua Scott Jones.
Grammy-winner and lead singer of international super-duo Sugarland, Jennifer Nettles announces the Attic Community Playground online auction, which began yesterday and will run through May 11, on CharityBuzz.
Multi-platinum, award-winning, country recording artist, Tracy Lawrence will be hosting the 1st Annual Golf For A Cure Charity Golf Classic on May 2, benefitting Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville.
As part of his personal initiative to give back, Lawrence, along with his friends in sports and entertainment – Darryl Worley, Brad Arnold (3 Doors Down), Ira Dean (former Trick Pony member), Keith Anderson, Bryan White, Matt Gary, Ty Brown (of The Bachelorette fame), Cory Hildreath (One Night Rodeo), Davis Daniel, Elbert West, Lacey Brown and more–will raise money for Komen Greater Nashville spending the day on the greens as comrades in mission and play.
After a challenging 18-hole game, the Golf For A Cure outing will be followed by a celebratory reception.
An awards presentation will take place during the reception, along with silent and live auctions and an up-close acoustic concert featuring Lawrence and friends.
The entry fee for the day (including game, lunch and show) is $225 per player. For a mere $50, music enthusiasts can enjoy the show-only. The price of admittance includes free beer, vodka and rum beverages (provided by Pinnacle Liquors – while supplies last). The event will be held at Five Oaks Golf & Country Club in Lebanon, Tennessee.
Big tag silent auction items include an authentic, autographed Nolan Ryan Rangers‘ jersey and photograph and a Fender Squire electric guitar autographed by the members of 3 Doors Down.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to Susan G. Komen Greater Nashville.
More at www.tracylawrence.com.
Kix Brooks, half of the super-duo Brooks & Dunn, is setting his trademark cowboy boots aside to help U.S. Servicemen and women returning from combat.
The boots are part of a national initiative called the Boot Campaign where Brooks is the featured celebrity this week at www.bootcampaign.com.
Proceeds from every pair of boots sold through the Boot Campaign go to charities that help military members and their families cope with physical injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Brooks joins an impressive roster of celebrities from all entertainment mediums who have helped the Boot Campaign, including former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman, Texas Governor Rick Perry and fellow country stars Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels and Gretchen Wilson to name a few.
For two decades, Brooks was half of Brooks & Dunn, the highest selling duo in country music history. The duo sold more than 30 million records, scored 23 number one hits and won an impressive 80 major music industry awards.
Kix Brooks serves on the boards of the Country Music Association and Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
Of the many celebrities who are donating much for the victims of the multiple disasters in Japan, Sandra Bullock and Gwen Stefani have been two of the most generous and earliest of the supporters.
Sandra Bullock donated $1 million to the American Red Cross just after the catastrophe struck.
“The American Red Cross is extremely grateful for this generous support from Sandra Bullock and her family,” the American Red Cross said in its statement. “This contribution is vitally important as the Red Cross works to provide critical assistance and essential relief items in this time of urgent need for so many people in Japan.”
Gwen Stefani gave $1 million to Save the Children. “I’ve been inspired by Japan for many years and have a true love, appreciation and respect for the Japanese people and their culture,” Stefani said. “The disaster in Japan is beyond heartbreaking and I want to do anything I can to help. I would never be able to make a gesture like this without the love and support of all the fans over all these years.”