Tuesday, January 15, 2013
ALAN JACKSON TO HEADLINE 5TH ANNUAL "STARS GO BLUE" CANCER BENEFIT
It’s official! Country music superstar Alan Jackson is set to headline our 5th annual Stars Go Blue Benefit Concert in celebration of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March! The performance will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, a venue sure to make this an incredibly rare and intimate show for every country-lover in the crowd.
All proceeds from the concert will benefit the CCA’s Blue Note Fund, a program started by Nashville’s own Charlie Kelley, helping colon cancer patients in need. Colon cancer became a particularly important cause to Alan after his wife, Denise, was diagnosed with the disease in 2010.
“It knocked us both down,” Alan recalls. “It was so hard to watch her go through that. We were dating at 16 and 17, and I pretty much took care of her from that point on. But when it came to this, I felt like there wasn’t a thing I could do.”
We’re pleased to report two years after being diagnosed, Denise currently has a clean bill of health. “My diagnosis rocked my world, as I’m sure it does every person who gets a cancer diagnosis,” she explains. “That really brought to my attention the CCA and what the organization does, and more specifically what the Blue Note Fund does for the Nashville area and the rest of the country as well.”
Tickets for Stars Go Blue go on sale Friday, January 18 at 11 a.m. ET and can be purchased at all Ticketmaster locations, Ryman Box Office, www.ryman.com and by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets are $75, $45 and $35.
March 20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m. CT
Ryman Auditorium: 116 5th Ave North, Nashville, TN 37219
SIDENOTE: Want to get a taste for what’s in store? Own a copy of the first ever Stars Go Blue concert on DVD today! The concert features songs and stories by Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Ricky Skaggs, Hal Ketchum, Jamie O'Neal, Charlie Kelley and others. Proceeds from the sale of this DVD benefit the Blue Note Fund. Exclusively available through the CCA! -- ORDER YOUR DVD HERE!