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Music and Miracles Superfest – 2017
Artists: Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, David Ray
Special guest: Lynard Skynard
On April 22, 2017, the Music and Miracles Superfest will return to Jordan-Hare Stadium to benefit the Chicken Salad Chick Foundation. All proceeds fuel the foundation’s mission – “Fighting Cancer and Feeding the Hungry.” This is great chance to party with thousands of the biggest country music fans and support a great cause at the same time!
Kevin Brown was diagnosed with stage-four colon cancer in November 2013, and it sparked a vision. Brown and his wife, Stacey, co-founders of Chicken Salad Chick, developed a passion for funding cancer research and feeding the hungry. By blending his passions for music and helping others, the first ever Jordan-Hare Stadium concert was held on April 23, 2016. It took 21 months and lots of effort, but it was the biggest thing that Brown wanted to do. The inaugural year attracted a crowd of 50,430 screaming fans and the goal is to make it happen again this year!
- The Chicken Salad Chick Foundation was started in 2014 with a focus on enhancing the patient experience in cancer treatment centers and supporting food-based charities. Over $60,000 has been raised to support community food programs.
- At the first Music and Miracles Superfest, $200,000 was raised to directly support cancer research.
- Grammy Award nominee Blake Shelton has recorded 22 chart-toppers in his career and is a judge on the hit t.v. show, The Voice.
- Thomas Rhett Akins Jr., son of the popular songwriter Rhett Akins, followed in his father’s footsteps to becoming one of the best writers and performers in country music. At just 27 years old, he has written hits with celebrities like Jason Aldean, Florida-Georgia Line, and Lee Brice.
- Kelsea Ballerini was recently nominated for Best New Artist at the Grammy’s. Her first three singles topped the charts at no. 1 and she won Female Vocalist of The Year at the Academy of Country Music Awards in 2017.
- Lynard Skynard is four generations old and has produced over 60 records. They got their start in 1964 as “My Backyard,” but their hit songs “Free Bird” and “Sweet Home Alabama” still play on the radio today.
- David Ray is new on the scene after winning Kenny Chesney’s “Next Big Star” competition. He got his start in Michigan playing for college crowds and is now an opener for several tours.
“I’m thankful for this amazing opportunity to play music for a good cause, especially in a venue like Jordan-Hare Stadium” – Kelsea Ballerini
“ My favorite part about Music And Miracles is the people that organize the event. They are so easy to work with and they make my job even more fun!” – Blake Shelton
“It’s been a pleasure to get to share the stage with my dad, Rhett. It’s not every day that you get to make memories like that. ” – Thomas Rhett
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