Country Weekly to throw the bash of the summer with the annual Country Weekly Kick-Off Party powered by NASH on Tuesday, June 3 at Nashville’s Hard Rock Cafe. The event serves as the magazine’s pre-celebration to the big CMA Music Festival and will feature performances by two of today’s hottest country stars – Kip Moore and Frankie Ballard.
Sponsored by Durango and Roper, all proceeds from the show will benefit Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. For the past eight years, Country Weekly has teamed up with Musicians On Call on fundraisers to help support the charity’s mission.
“Musicians On Call couldn’t be any more excited to work with Country Weekly again on this great event,” says Pete Griffin, President of Musicians On Call. “Having the support of Kip Moore, Frankie Ballard, Hard Rock Cafe, Durango and Roper means so much to us and will allow us to bring the healing power of music to more patients and facilities in Nashville and around the country.”
Tickets are on sale now and range from $30 General Admission to a $500 VIP package including a reserved table for four guests plus a meet-and-greet with the performing artists. All attendees will enjoy a red carpet arrival complete with bright lights and a backdrop for photos. Doors open at 7:00P with the music cranking up at 8:00P.
For more information on the event, ticket options and Musicians On Call, please visit www.MusiciansOnCall.org.
About Kip Moore:
MCA Nashville singer/songwriter Kip Moore shot out of the gate with the best selling debut country album from any solo male country artist released in 2012 and 2013, which spawned the PLATINUM, two week chart-topping hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck,” followed by two more No. one singles, “Beer Money” and “Hey Pretty Girl.” In advance of his upcoming sophomore album due out later this year, Moore recently released “Dirt Road” as his latest single. In addition to headlining his own shows, which have often been selling out in minutes, Moore, “one of Nashville’s breakout stars…” (Washington Post), joins Tim McGraw on his SUNDOWN HEAVEN TOWN Tour for over 30 dates across the country this summer. www.KipMoore.net
About Frankie Ballard:
Frankie Ballard has launched onto the country music scene with breakthrough #1, GOLD-certified smash “Helluva Life.” The infectious anthem is featured on his current album SUNSHINE & WHISKEY (Warner Bros. Records), which debuted in the Top 5 on the Billboard Country Albums Chart and captures the rising newcomer’s unique blend of blues-infused, country rock. Produced by Marshall Altman (Mark Broussard), Ballard played guitar on every track on the project including his latest single “Sunshine & Whiskey.” The Battle Creek, Michigan native is currently touring all over the country playing headline shows and will join Jake Owen’s Days Of Gold Tour for select dates through the summer. His dynamic live show has caught the eye of many headliners, including Kenny Chesney, Taylor Swift and longtime idol Bob Seger, who have previously tapped him for coveted opening slots. Ballard has appeared on TBS’ Conan, NBC’s TODAY Show and CBS’ Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. He first captured the national spotlight with hits – “Tell Me You Get Lonely” and “A Buncha Girls.” www.FrankieBallard.com
About Country Weekly
As America’s premier country entertainment source for 20 years, Country Weekly and CountryWeekly.com deliver the inside stories on country music’s hottest stars, featuring late-breaking news and the scoop on the stars’ lifestyles, families, homes, favorite foods and latest fashions. Country Weekly is published 52 times a year by parent company American Media, Inc. www.countryweekly.com
About Musicians On Call (MOC)
Musicians On Call (MOC) was founded in 1999 with the mission of bringing live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. To date, its volunteers have played for over 400,000 people nationwide. Musicians On Call continues its mission through room-to-room hospital performances by both local musicians and national celebrities as well as the Music Pharmacy and Project Playback Programs. www.musiciansoncall.org