Music superstar Blake Shelton will headline the 13th annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit concert on Tuesday, June 6 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. Shelton will headline after acoustic performances by one of music city’s fastest rising country stars, Chris Lane, and songwriting duo, The Warren Brothers. The 2017 concert is hosted by acclaimed songwriter and founder of Big Loud Records and Big Loud Shirt Craig Wiseman and presented by O’Charley’s with Nissan North America joining the show as Stage Sponsor.
Concert tickets are on sale now for reserved seating ($35 plus applicable service charges), preferred seating ($55) and a select number of premium seats, which include a seat and limited-edition show poster for $125 and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, Ryman box office, or by calling 800-745-3000. Proceeds from the concert benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee in their efforts to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community.
Country Music Association’s 2012 “Entertainer of the Year,” five-time Male Vocalist of the Year winner and GRAMMY nominee Blake Shelton continues to add to his superstar status. His most recent album, If I’m Honest, debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Album Sales Chart and the Billboard Country Album Chart, and is the best-selling country album release of 2016. His current Top 10 single “Every Time I Hear That Song” follows two #1 smash hits, “Came Here To Forget”and “A Guy With A Girl,” the latter of which became his 23rd chart-topping song. The album features three songs written by Shelton, including the gospel tinged “Savior’s Shadow,”“Friends,” which is also featured in the #1 film, The Angry Birds Movie, and “Go Ahead and Break My Heart,” a song he wrote and performs with Gwen Stefani.
John Rich is one half of the multi-platinum duo Big and Rich. He has scored hit singles in the solo, duo and band categories as a combined singer, songwriter and producer. He is also known for his TV career hosting 3 seasons of CMT’s highly rated “Gone Country,” as well as NBC’s “Nashville Star” and CW’s “The Next.” John has written and published more than 40 hit songs for other acts, and has produced records for artists like Gretchen Wilson, Jewel, James Otto, Randy Owen of Alabama, Cowboy Troy, John Anderson and many more. John is also the only artist to score the ASCAP songwriter of the year award three years in a row.
Since releasing his catchy single “Fix,” Chris Lane has become one of country music’s most popular newcomers. His debut album Girl Problems was released August 5th, 2016 by Big Loud Records. In a record-breaking first week, “Fix” accumulated the most first week single adds from a debut male artist in Country Aircheck history, all while drawing praise from the likes of Selena Gomez, Lucy Hale, Daughtry and more. His follow up single “For Her” is currently climbing the country radio charts and has already notched over 19.4 million streams on Spotify. The talented fresh face, who started his career selling out club shows in his hometown of Kernersville, N.C., will serve as a special guest on Florida Georgia Line’s Smooth Tour starting June 2, 2017.
The Warren Brothers, better known as Brad and Brett, are hit singer/songwriters who have written seven #1 songs for artists Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, Keith Urban, Jason Aldean, Martina McBride, Faith Hill, Toby Keith and many others. In early 2009, Dierks Bentley had a #1 hit with the song “Feel That Fire,” which he and the Warrens wrote with Brett Beavers. The Warren Brothers, along with Brett Beavers and his brother Jim Beavers, co-wrote both Tim McGraw’s late-2010 single “Felt Good on My Lips,” Toby Keith’s late-2011 single “Red Solo Cup,” and Keith Urban’s 2013 single “Little Bit of Everything.” In 2013 the duo won a Daytime Emmy for co-writing “Good Afternoon America” with Little Big Town. They also wrote the ballad “Sober Saturday Night” by Chris Young featuring Vince Gill on Young’s album I’m Comin’ Over.
Thanks to the generosity and help from everyone in country music and its fans, the show to date has raised one million dollars and provided four million meals for Middle Tennesseans at risk of hunger.
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