Country Stars Help Raise More Than $400,000 for Cancer Research at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s “Best Cellars” Event [Photo Gallery]

Country Stars Help Raise More Than $400,000 for Cancer Research at the T.J. Martell Foundation’s “Best Cellars” Event [Photo Gallery]

A number of country stars raised a glass in support of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s Best Cellars event at Loews Vanderbilt Hotel Nashville on April 22. The wine-tasting event, which also featured a gourmet dinner, helped raise more than $400,000 to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation, the music industry’s leading foundation to fund innovative cancer research.

Country stars in attendance included Kix Brooks, Michael Ray, Carly Pearce, Hunter Hayes, Cole Swindell, Big Kenny Alphin of Big & Rich, Charles Kelley of Lady Antebellum, Trevor Rosen of Old Dominion, Bryan White and more.

Best Cellars provided guests the opportunity to mingle with the country stars while sipping rare wine and enjoying a sit-down dinner. Chefs Vivian Howard and Jason Stanhope created the dinner menu.

Check out our photo gallery from the event, courtesy of Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com.

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

Photo Credit: Jeff Johnson