Music superstar Blake Shelton will headline the 12th annual Stars for Second Harvest benefit on Tuesday, June 7 at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium. The 2016 event is presented by O’Charley’s and hosted by Craig Wisemam, acclaimed songwriter and founder of Big Loud Records and Big Loud Shirt.
Tickets are on-sale now for $35 and $55 plus applicable service charges and are available at Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, Ryman box office, Ryman.com, or by calling 800-745-3000.
“Blake has always been a true friend and I’m ecstatic that he’s agreed to collaborate on making a difference in the lives of those struggling with hunger in Middle Tennessee by headlining this event and making it a party that our guests will never forget,” says Wiseman.
Wiseman and Shelton most recently collaborated on Shelton’s hit single “Came Here to Forget.” Wiseman also wrote Shelton’s hit singles “Boys ’Round Here,” “Mine Would Be You,” “Green” (with George Teren) and “100 Miles” (with Chris Stapleton).
Shelton will headline after acoustic performances by previously announced special guests Chris Lane, Kane Brown and songwriters Shane McAnally and Josh Osborne.
Last year was a record breaking year for the benefit. Craig Wiseman and Friends brought the audience to their feet over and over again in the newly remodeled Ryman Auditorium. The nearly sold out event raised more than $140,000. The 11-year total of almost $900,000 raised through the show has provided over 3.5 million meals to the one in seven Middle Tennesseans at risk of hunger. In addition to money raised from the event, Wiseman’s personal contribution and the contributions of his country music friends, have brought the collective dollars raised to $1,000,000 in support of Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
About Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee
Organized in 1978, Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization. Second Harvest’s mission is to feed hungry people and work to solve hunger issues in our community. Second Harvest distributes food and other products to approximately 450 nonprofit partner agencies in 46 counties in Middle and West Tennessee. Our partners include food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, childcare facilities, senior centers, group homes, and youth enrichment programs. For more information on Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and its programs, please visit secondharvestmidtn.org.
About Craig Wiseman
Founder of Big Loud Shirt Industries and Big Loud Records, Wiseman is one of today’s most celebrated songwriters and has played a significant role in shaping country music. To date, Wiseman has had well over 300 cuts, 100 singles, 25 No. 1s and has had songs on over 80 million records sold. He has also won countless awards, including a GRAMMY for Tim McGraw’s 10-week No. 1, “Live Like You Were Dying,” ASCAP’s Songwriter of The Year three times and CMA & ACM Song of the Year awards in consecutive years. In 2015, Wiseman was voted into the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and in 2014 he was presented with the ASCAP Heritage Award for being the most-performed country music songwriter of the past century. Wiseman has written songs for Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Beverly Knight, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn, Toby Keith and Nickleback, among many others.
O’Charley’s was born in Nashville, Tennessee and has been a quintessential American Restaurant with Southern roots since its beginning in Nashville over 40 years ago. Famous for its unsliceably soft rolls, Prime Rib Lovers’ Weekend for Two, Sunday Brunch and fresh baked pie, O’Charley’s operates 211 restaurants in 17 states in the Southeast and Midwest, including 204 company-owned and operated O’Charley’s restaurants and six restaurants operated by franchises and joint venture partners. To find an O’Charley’s location near you, visit www.ocharleys.com.