A troupe of Nashville’s top songwriters will embark on a 25-city Hit Makers & Rum Chasers Tour to benefit the Charley Foundation, a non-profit that supports poor, sick and neglected children—and in this case will provide funding for music and arts programs to the hurricane-devastated U.S. Virgin Islands.
The tour will feature songwriters JT Harding (“Somewhere in My Car”), Jim Beavers (“Red Solo Cup”), Justin Ebach (“Sleep Without You”), Jon Nite (“We Were Us”), Jimmy Robbins (“I Could Use a Love Song”), Bridgette Tatum “She’s Country”) and Chase McGill (“When Someone Stops Loving You”) performing their hits and sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes about the music and the writing process. Guests will enjoy Blue Chair Rum Bay cocktails, a silent auction and an island-inspired dinner menu created by renowned chefs from the Virgin Islands. Songwriter JT Harding will also serve as emcee.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be hosting this Hit Makers and Rum Chasers tour,” says JT. “There’s no app or streaming service of any kind that can give you this kind of experience. Non-stop hit songs performed by the people who wrote them in an island-vibe setting. We’ll make you laugh and pull on your heartstrings. Music City is coming to your city, so don’t miss it!”
All proceeds from the 2019 tour will benefit the Charley Foundation. Tickets are on sale now. More dates will be announced soon.
Hit Makers & Rum Chasers Tour
- Jan. 29 | Nashville | City Winery: JT Harding, Jon Nite, Bridgette Tatum and Justin Ebach
- Feb. 7 | Chicago | City Winery: JT Harding, Jim Beavers and Justin Ebach
- Feb 8. | Kansas City | Cherry Hall: JT Harding, Jim Beavers and Justin Ebach
- Feb. 16 | Atlanta | GA Freight Depot: JT Harding, Jimmy Robbins, Bridgette Tatum and Corri English Bentley
- March 7 | New York City | City Winery: JT Harding, Jimmy Robins and Jim Beavers
- March 8 | Boston | City Winery: JT Harding, Jimmy Robins and Jim Beavers
- March 9 | Cambridge, MD | venue TBA: JT Harding, Bridgette Tatum and Jim Beavers
- March 20 | Charleston | Galliard Center: JT Harding, Jon Nite and Chase McGill
- March 21 | Washington, DC | City Winery: JT Harding, Jon Nite and Chase McGill
- April 13 | St John, USVI | venue TBA: JT Harding, Jimmy Robbins and Bridgette Tatum
photo by Nash Country Daily