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Country music songwriter and performing artist,Taylon Hope, hailing from West Jefferson, NC made her debut on the hallowed stage of the Ryman Auditorium on January 30 during her performance at The Dustin J. Wells Foundation’s The Gift of Music concert benefiting the W.O. Smith Music School and the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Headlined by Dolly Parton with additional performances by Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G.Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, Artimus Pyle Band, Eric Lee Beddingfield, Red Mountain Bluegrass Band, Brad and Maisy Stella and Scott Bass.
Since its inception in 2008, the benefit concert has had the support of some of music's greatest artists, including Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Cetera, Peter Frampton, Ronnie Milsap, Gunnar Nelson, and many other generous and talented musicians who have donated their time and talent to support the efforts and causes of Dustin's foundation.
A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Gift of Music concert will go to Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Established as a national identity in 2014,this charitable organization is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats the cancer while sparing the patient. For more information, go to www.scottcares.org.
Because of his strong love for music, donating to the W.O. Smith Music School is another way Dustin can be remembered, by sharing the “Gift of Music” with underprivileged children in our community. With the provision of free instruments and 50 cent lessons, these young lives can continue to be changed, grown and enriched in memory of Dustin.
For more information, visit www.dustinwellsgiftofmusic.com.
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