March 25, 2010
The 2nd Annual Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer Lights Up Nashville
Nashville, TN / March 25, 2010 - On Tuesday, March 23rd, the Colon Cancer Alliance presented the 2nd Annual Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer concert at the popular Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN. Hosted by Great American Country's Nan Kelley, the blue-themed festivities featured intimate and rare acoustic performances by some of country music's elite songwriters; Rodney Crowell, Gretchen Peters, Mike Reid, Barry Walsh and Peter Cooper, along with special guests Mike Snider, Wade Hayes, Bill Miller and Brandon Rhyder. Four-time Grammy nominee Charlie Kelley, who inspired and created the event, gave a special one song performance to close out the show. The packed crowd of industry insiders, esteemed doctors and cancer survivors nibbled on Loveless Cafe's signature country fare while enjoying an incredible night of music including Mike Reid's well-known smash "I Can't Make You Love Me" and Bill Miller's moving rendition of "Amazing Grace." The evening was a blue ribbon success, raising over $30K for the cause.
The CCA thanks sponsors Salix Pharmaceuticals Inc., Stop Colon Cancer Now Campaign Powered By AmSurg, Lightning 100, Liberty Party Rental, MusicStartsHere.org, NashvilleMuse.com, Music Row Magazine, JenniBaby Bath & Body and Private Edition. Proceeds benefit both the Colon Cancer Alliance and newly established Blue Note Fund. The funds raised by the Colon Cancer Alliance help support the services the CCA provides to colon cancer survivors, its public education and awareness campaigns and colon cancer related advocacy nationwide. Founded by Charlie Kelley, the Blue Note Fund gives small monetary gifts to colon cancer patients in need, furthering Kelley's vision to provide hope during a turbulent time.