Vince Gill Returns To "A Song For The Children" Benefit

Monday, September 8, 2008

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, Inc. will present its seventh annual “A Song for the Children” benefit concert on Nov. 13 at the Tivoli Theatre. This year’s entertainment will feature Grammy Award-winning country vocalist, Vince Gill.

Tickets priced at $25 and $35 are available beginning Sept. 8 through the Memorial Auditorium box office or by calling 642-TIXS. Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available featuring a private cocktail party and full course dinner by Carrabba’s Italian Grill located at Bessie Smith Hall, shuttle transportation to and from Tivoli Theatre, premier VIP concert seating and post-concert dessert reception. VIP tickets are $135 and will be sold directly through the Children’s Advocacy Center. For more information please contact Shelley McGraw at (423) 266-6918.

Review for Vince Gill:
Vince Gill is widely known as “The Ambassador of Country Music”, as evidenced by 19 Grammy awards, 18 CMA honors (including Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year four times) and over 26 million in album sales. Songs such as "When I Call Your Name," "Never Knew Lonely," “Look At Us,” "I Still Believe In You," "One More Last Chance," and “Whenever You Come Around” have topped the charts, and he has been honored with numerous career achievement awards. To date, Gill has earned more CMA trophies than any other single country artist, has hosted the annual CMA Awards for 14 consecutive years and currently serves as president of the Country Music Hall of Fame. In 1999, Gill was inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame, in 2000, he was named NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Decade, and in 2007, he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. Gill’s prodigious talent, legendary compassion and quick wit have made him the face that country music likes to show the world, and recently, The Country Music Association announced that Gill will become one of the newest members of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame. In March 2000, Gill married music legend Amy Grant who joined him on stage in April 2006 for the fifth annual “A Song for the Children” concert.

This year’s seventh annual “A Song for the Children” benefit concert is presented by platinum corporate sponsors Cross Chiropractic, Carrabba’s Italian Grill, and 107.9 The Duke Radio, whose donations will allow 100% of VIP ticket sales to directly benefit child victims of sexual and severe physical abuse. Gold corporate sponsors are: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, JDH Company Inc., Komatsu America, Pepsi Bottling Group, Thompson Engineering, and Unum. For more information about the Children’s Advocacy Center and this event, visit www.cachc.org.



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