Stars For Second Harvest, June 5, 2012

Hosted by acclaimed hit songwriter Craig Wiseman, this concert features an unplugged acoustic style performance by some of country music’s brightest songwriters and a special performance by one of country biggest stars, more guests to be announced at a later date. Sponsored by O’Charley’s, this not-to-be missed evening helps to raise awareness of hunger issues in Tennessee. The event will take place on Tuesday, June 5 with tickets going on sale Saturday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at the Ryman box office, all Ticketmaster outlets and via ticketmaster.com or by clicking here.

In the last seven years, this event has raised $446,032 to feed the hungry in Middle Tennessee. Because each dollar provides four meals, the funds raised from the concert provided Second Harvest with the funds to supply 1,784,128 meals. “This is the night that Music Row gives back to help feed our hungry neighbors,” said Jaynee Day, president and CEO of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. “It is a show that I wouldn’t want to miss and we are encouraging all of our supporters and country music fans to attend and help raise our voices to fight hunger.”

This is the 8th year for Craig Wiseman to host the show for Second Harvest Food Bank at the Ryman Auditorium and the first year to host the event during CMA Fest.

“I think the tens of thousands of country music fans that will be here that week will absolutely love being let in on our private party that benefits one of the best charities in the country. With previous years having everyone from Keith Urban and Jon Bon Jovi to Ronnie Dunn and Tim McGraw along with so many big hit songwriters playing their songs and telling the stories, our move to this week when all of the stars are in town promises to be the biggest and most star studded show we have ever done! We expect to sell out as word gets out to all of those country music fans looking for a way to kick off their first night in town with one of the coolest guitar pulls ever!” says Wiseman.

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