Radio And Records Meet In Memphis To Kick Off 'Country Cares'
January 17, 2011 at 8:25 AM (PT)
Many Country music artists, record label representatives and radio stations converged on MEMPHIS, TN last week for the official kick-off the annual Country Cares for St. JUDE KIDS RADIOTHON season. Some of the artists attending included RANDY OWEN, RONNIE DUNN, The BAND PERRY, JUSTIN MOORE, JAKE OWEN, CASEY JAMES, ASHLEY GEARING, FRANKIE BALLARD, KATIE ARMIGER, WALKER HAYES and many others.
Many of the artists toured the hospital to meet with patients and help raise awareness for St. JUDE, the nation’s top children’s cancer hospital.
This year, more than 800 artists, label representatives, radio station personnel and executives continued the COUNTRY CARE’S legacy by attending the event at St. JUDE. Now in its 22nd year, COUNTRY CARES is one of the nation’s largest radio fundraising programs, having generated more than $385 million for St. JUDE since it began in 1989. It was founded by COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER, RANDY OWEN.
For more info, visit www.stjude.org.