THURSDAY APRIL 7TH, 2016 - 7:30 PM (Doors open 6:30 pm)
Concert for Local Combat Injured Soldiers is a fundraiser to support the Joshua Chamberlain Society of Nashville whose mission is to aid fallen and severely combat injured military soldiers.
The Joshua Chamberlain Society ("JCS") is a federally tax exempt charity formed in St. Louis Missouri in 2005. The Nashville Chapter, formed in 2013, continues to grow and gain recognition and notoriety as Nashville's premiere, totally volunteer, no payroll or administrative cost, charitable organization which adopts FOR LIFE Middle TN Combat Injured Heroes. The Nashville Chapter operates with the same mission of providing long term support to veterans that sustained permanent combat injuries fighting the long war on terror for our nation. It also provides long term support to the children of local veterans who made the ultimate sacrifice in our service. The unique mission of JCS is that it adopts, in the truest meaning of that word, these veterans or the family of these deceased veterans, and commits to provide support for the long term - 5, 10, 20 years after the serviceman or woman has suffered grievous and permanent injuries, the veteran or his family will know that we still honor and recognize their enormous sacrifice for our freedoms. As their injuries or death is permanent, so is the support that JCS provides. This support is multi-faceted and comes in the form of gifts, tuition assistance, monetary donations, and the like--anything that JCS identifies as something that will improve the quality of life for these heroic Americans.
COLLIN RAYE - Collin Raye was one of the true hit makers of the 1990’s. Collin still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals alone. With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time Male Vocalist Of The Year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.
Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.” The man who has topped the charts with such great songs as “On the Verge,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second”, “That Was a River”, “Anyone Else”, and “If I were you” continues to touch hearts across the globe in both traditional and new ways .
JOHN FORD COLEY – There are songs you hear in your life that transport you to a certain time period or give you a special feeling. You associate those good times to the group that made them famous. Songs like “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You” and “Love Is The Answer” have that kind of effect on people. Those songs and numerous others have made John Ford Coley a singing legend. He has spent decades touring, writing, recording, and producing. John is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley. He continues with an active roster performing the platinum and gold record hits for audiences around the world. With double platinum and gold records behind him, John has also produced other artists. Most recently, he co-produced several sides on Eddie Money. Country musician, Vince Gill added vocals along with John to give the sessions a country feel. Some of John Ford Coley’s hits are as follows: “Love Is The Answer”, “Gone Too Far”, “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight”, “We’ll Never Have To Say Goodbye Again”, “Nights Are Forever Without You”, “Soldier In The Rain”, “Come Back To Me”, “Sad To Belong", “Simone”, “Westward Wind”, “Part of Me, Part of You.” Some of John’s songs have appeared in feature films such as “Nights are Forever Without You” in "Dickie Roberts Former Child Star". Another hit “I’d Really Love To See You Tonight” appeared in the film "Long Kiss Goodnight" with Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.
CHAS COLLINS - CMT Top 10 Artist Chas Collins is one of the most sought after national acts on the circuit today. Chas debuted at #9 in the Top 10 of CMT’s most popular artists in 2014 with his music video of his new single “Try It On”. He has been rocking the music scene full-time since he started touring nationwide in 2007 and has played over 1800 shows in 39 states. He has opened for national artists such as Luke Bryan, Bucky Covington, David Ball and Hotel California (#1 Eagles Tribute band) and has been featured numerous times at the World Famous Wildhorse Saloon stage in Nashville, TN. Based out of Nashville, Tennessee, the band brings a mix of country and rock, and one of the most high energy crowd participating stage shows on the circuit today!
JIM BROWN BAND - Jim Brown is an extremely talented up and coming artist. Jim fronts an amazing band that puts on a very diverse and high energy show. You may have seen the Jim Brown Band at a concert on Veterans Day that he put on at the Wild Horse Saloon for the benefit of the Joshua Chamberlain Society. Jim has a new release that’s getting great reviews entitled “By God”. From patriotic
ballads, to southern rock, to hard rocking classic and contemporary rock music the Jim Brown Band offers a show that you will definitely enjoy and be tapping your feet to. Jim has been busy in the studio working on his next project and has not been on tour recently. Don’t miss this rare chance to catch his show in the Nashville area. But your tickets now!
YATES AND KEVIN MCKENDREE - Kevin McKendree is an accomplished musician and producer. Among Kevin’s many accolades is the fact that he was Grammy Award Winning Delbert McClinton’s Band Leader for over 15 years and is an extremely talented Keyboardist and Producer. He has toured around the world and has performed with and/or produced such great artists as Little Richard, Delbert McClinton, Lee Roy Parnell, Buddy Guy, Vince Gill, Wynonna, Kix Brooks, Hal Ketcham and many, many other notable artists. Kevin and his son Yates have performed together quite a bit, considering Yates is only 14 years old! Their musical duo performance on the Grand Piano is an amazing combination of sight and sound that is always a “show stopper”!
Presented by the Joshua Chamberlain Society of Nashville