Benefit News (3/07/12)

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• March 7, 2012

(L-R): Exile’s Steve Goetzman, Marlon Hargis, J.P. Pennington, Sonny Lemaire, GAC’s Nan Kelley, Wade Hayes, Exile’s Les Taylor, Charlie Kelley

Exile headlined The Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer benefit, held last night (March 6) at the Country Music Hall of Fame’s Ford Theater. Trace Adkins joined the band on their hit “Kiss You All Over,” and Wade Hayes joined them for “Super Love.” Hayes is currently undergoing treatment for stage IV colon cancer and received a standing ovation before chatting honestly with the crowd about his health. Money raised from the event benefits The Blue Note Fund, which provides financial assistance to those going through treatment.

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(L-R): Marv Green, Kendell Marvel, Heidi Newfield, Leslie Satcher. Photo: Alan Mayor

Music City Tennis Invitational hosted its pre-tournament songwriter showcase with performers Marv Green, Kendell Marvel, Heidi Newfield, and Leslie Satcher at the Bluebird Cafe on March 2. The benefit concert is a kick-off for the 39th Annual MCTI benefiting the Center for Child Development at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. MCTI 2012 will be held April 21-22 at the Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center at Vanderbilt.

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