Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Charles Esten & More Help Raise $1 Million at 12th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Chris Young, Charles Esten & More Help Raise $1 Million at 12th Annual T.J. Martell Foundation Gala

The T.J. Martell Foundation hosted its 12th annual Nashville Honors Gala on Feb. 24, raising more than $1 million for cancer research.

Honorees at this year’s gala, which was hosted by Charles Esten, were treated to performances by Vince Gill, Carly Pearce, Michael Ray, Wade Hayes, CeCe Winans and Rascal Flatts.

In addition, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Chris Young and more took part in the celebration. The T.J. Martell Foundation is the music industry’s leading foundation that funds innovative medical research focused on finding treatments and cures for cancer. Since 1975, the Foundation has provided more than $280 million for research at flagship hospitals in the United States.

This year’s honorees include:

  • Clint Higham: Chairman’s Award
  • Dr. Jordan Berlin: Medical Research Advancement Award
  • Patrick G. Emery: Spirit of Nashville Award
  • Amy Grant: Tony Martell Outstanding Entertainment Achievement Award
  • Jim and Laurie Seabury: Lifetime Humanitarian Award

photos by Tammie Arroyo, AFF-USA.com

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Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde Packs It All For Her Tour

Ashley McBryde’s This Town Talks tour gets rolling next month in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Then for the next 7 months she’ll be crisscrossing this nation playing shows from Georgia to Montana and everywhere in between.

So, with all that travel, and different locations, packing for a tour can present some challenges. Ashley shares one basic piece of advice when it comes to preparing for the road, “At first, learning how to pack for on tour…I really didn’t do a good job. I guess maybe I thought I was leaving for summer camp. So, I would spend a couple of weeks where I overpacked, and a couple of weeks where I under packed. Just let me tell you…if you have to choose between the two – overpack. You can put those clothes away when you get back.”

 

Photo Credit: Daniel Meigs