Vince Gill Returns For 13th Annual A Song For The Children

Opening Act Is Janelle Arthur, American Idol Finalist

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County will present its thirteenth annual “A Song for the Children” benefit concert on Nov. 29 at the Tivoli Theatre.  This year’s entertainment will feature Grammy Award-winning country vocalist, Vince Gill.  The opening act will be Janelle Arthur, American Idol Season 12 finalist.

General admission tickets are priced at $50 and $35 and are available through the Memorial Auditorium box office by calling 1-800-514-3849 or visiting chattanoogaonstage.com.  A limited number of VIP tickets are available for $175.  The VIP experience includes a cocktail party and dinner by 1885 Grill at Stratton Hall, complimentary transportation from Stratton Hall to the Tivoli Theater and return, premier concert seating, and invitation to the Dessert Reception at the Tivoli following the show.   

Doors will open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.   

Opening the show is Janelle Arthur, a finalist from the twelfth season of American Idol.  Janelle is a Tennessee native and has been singing country music since she was a young child.  She performs regularly at the Grand Ole Opry.  

Review for Vince Gill:

Janelle’s performance will be followed by legendary musician, Vince Gill.  One of the most popular and most recorded singers of the past quarter-century, superstar Vince Gill has become the measure of excellence in country music.  His vocal performances are spellbinding, his songwriting emotionally powerful and his guitar-playing world-class.  

Gill achieved his big breakthrough with “When I Call Your Name,” which won the Country Music Association’s Single of the Year award.  Since then, he has won 17 more CMA honors, including Song of the Year four times – making him the  most-awarded artist in that category in CMA history.  The Academy of Country Music has handed Gill eight awards, including their prestigious “The Home Depot Humanitarian Award” and the “Career Achievement Award.”  

Since 1990, Gill has received 20 Grammy Awards and has sold more than 26 million albums.  Gill was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2007. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. In August 2012, Gill was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  He is a member of the four-time Grammy-nominated band The Time Jumpers; Rounder Records released the band’s first studio album on Sept. 11, 2012.  On July 30, 2013 Gill released his first duet record with legendary pedal steel guitar player and fellow Time Jumper Paul Franklin.  Entitled Bakersfield, the record pays homage to two of Gill and Franklin’s musical heroes:  Buck Owens and Merle Haggard.   

The Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County serves those affected by alleged child abuse and neglect by offering help, hope and healing.  They provide evaluation and treatment for abused children and their non-offending families by providing: forensic interviews, medical examinations, therapy, community education and coordination of the various public agencies charged with investigating child abuse cases.  Last fiscal year, the Center served 583 children and made abuse prevention presentations to more than 5,000 individuals.  For more information visit www.cachc.org.


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