Christie’s Auction to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives Features Items From Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam & More

Christie’s Auction to Benefit ACM Lifting Lives Features Items From Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Dwight Yoakam & More

Christie’s is hosting an online auction (Oct. 15–29) to benefit the ACM Lifting Lives COVID-19 Response Fund, which was created to support individuals in the country music community who are currently in need of pandemic relief assistance.

Items have been donated by Dolly Parton, Keith Urban, Dwight Yoakam, Tim McGraw, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Little Big Town and more.

Highlights of the auction include:

  • Dolly Parton’s Swarovski-crystal bedazzled four-string dulcimer
  • Taylor Swift’s black 2018 Gibson acoustic guitar
  • Sheryl Crow’s vintage Baldoni accordion
  • Keith Urban’s Hi-9 semi-solid body electric guitar
  • Bradley Cooper’s semi-hollow body electric Gibson guitar
  • Dwight Yoakam’s Epiphone Casino guitar
  • Tim McGraw’s F131 Hellcat Motorcycle
photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

One of the auction’s featured items is Dolly Parton’s Swarovski-crystal-studded dulcimer, which is estimated at $50,000 to $100,000. Dolly recently performed with the dulcimer during her 50th Anniversary Opry celebration in October 2019.

“Seeing my country music community suffer due to the pandemic has broken my heart,” says Dolly. “It was important to donate the dulcimer that was designed for my 50th Opry Anniversary so we can raise awareness and much needed funds to keep these folks on their feet before we can open the doors to our stages once again.”

 

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Thomas Rhett takes 2020 Lessons Learned Into 2021

Thomas Rhett takes 2020 Lessons Learned Into 2021

2020 was a year that taught us all a lot. Thomas Rhett reflects on the year we just left behind, and what he will take with him into this new year, “You know, 2020 has definitely been hard in many ways, especially for a lot of different families who have either lost work or people that have been on the front lines working in hospitals, or teachers trying to teach three year olds how to learn their letters and their numbers. But for us, I think 2020 has had several silver linings, and for me, I think I was going at such a rapid pace that 2020 definitely forced me to slow down. And so I hope I can take that mindset back into 2021.”