Country Music Marathon And Half-Marathon Gets Some Help From Music Industry In Nashville
April 28, 2011 at 11:07 AM (PT)
The COUNTRY MUSIC MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON takes place in NASHVILLE on SATURDAY (4/3) and RCA’s DANNY GOKEY will pitch in to sing the National Anthem before the start gun at 7a (CT). GOKEY will be singing to raise awareness for his chart SOPHIA’S HEART, which he started in honor of his late wife.
Many members of the music industry will be running the race, including DIAMOND RIO, with their charity TEAM RIO, who raise money for NASHVILLE BIG BROTHERS and BIG SISTERS, GAC’s SUZANNE ALEXANDER, BIGGER PICTURE GROUP’s star promo whiz, JACK CHRISTOPHER and ALL ACCESS’ own JIM ASKER, KAREN GOODNER and JACKIE CHAPMAN. ASKER, GOODNER and CHRISTOPHER will be among the several thousand runners, sporting the famed ‘purple jerseys,’ for TEAM in TRAINING and the LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY. JIM ASKER’s goal this year is $25,000 and today would be an excellent day to give, as these runners get ready to hit the steep hills of NASHVILLE. If you’d like to donate and help cure cancer, click here.
AVERAGE JOE’S ENTERTAINMENT duo MONTGOMERY GENTRY will headline the post-race concert at the BRIDGESTONE ARENA. Country rock group HER AND KING'S COUNTY will open the show.
For more information on the marathon, visit nashville.competitor.com.