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First Group of Performers Announced for ReTune Nashville Music and Art Event
Te Jeremy Lister, Anthony Smith, Eddy Raven and Kentucky Thunder to Perform at Nashville's Souncheck on Oct. 23.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (October 7, 2010) – ReTune Nashvilleannounces today the first group of performers for the “ReTune Nashville Benefit Concert and Art Auction Event” with Warner Bros. Recording Artist Jeremy Lister, Anthony Smith, Eddy Raven and Kentucky Thunder – Jonell Mosser, Etta Britt, Sheila LawrenceVickie Carrico – confirmed for the Oct. 23event at 7 p.m. at Nashville’s Soundcheck.

ReTune Nashville Founder Sheri ONeal shares her excitement about the lineup, “Nashville is a melting pot of music, and we wanted to represent that diversity at our event. This event is really an opportunity to not only raise money for Nashville’s uninsured musicians affected by the May floods, but also to honor the creativity of Music City with our performers supplying attendees with a mixture of music styles--traditional country, southern rock, singer-songwriter, folk, rock, and blues.”  ONealcontinues, “We’ve definitely corralled some of the best talent Nashville has to offer with both our art and our music.”

Additional performers will be announced in the days leading up to the event.

The event will include an art opening showcasing more than 70 pieces of artwork created from flood damaged instruments, a full evening of live music, a live and silent auction, and complimentary beverages and heavy hors d’oeuvres.

Tickets for the Benefit Concert and Art Auction Event are on sale now and can be purchased for $35 by visiting ReTune Nashville’s website, 
 retunenashville.org.

Proceeds from ticket, merchandise and artwork sales will directly benefit Nashville’s uninsured musicians through MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief and the Nashville Musicians Association Flood Relief Fund.


For more information or to purchase ticketsvisit retunenashville.org.


About ReTune Nashville:Founded as a non-profit organization in May 2010 by Nashville photographer Sheri ONeal, ReTune Nashville exists with a mission to provide relief to uninsured musicians in the industry through the sale of artwork created from flood damaged musical gear. The proceeds from the sale of artwork are donated to MusiCares Nashville Flood Relief and the Nashville Musicians Association Flood Relief Fund for distribution to uninsured musicians in the industry. ReTune Website
 

About Jeremy Lister:
Nashville-based Jeremy Lister started connecting with music from early childhood while growing up in the middle of Mississippi. Setting out on his own in 2003, Lister moved to Nashville bringing his first EP "Shooting Star" with him. In 2005, he released his second EP, "So Far," and quickly gained the attention of Warner Bros. Records. In the spring of '07, Lister signed a record deal with WBR. His debut release, the "Just One Day" EP, was released digitally in late 2007. Lister has toured with Brett Dennen and Colbie Caillat, and has sold out his own headlining shows in and around the Nashville area. Jeremy Lister's Website
 

About Anthony Smith:
A long-haired country boy from East Tennessee, Anthony Smith knows a thing or two about creating hit songs, as he's had a long string of them as a songwriter. His songs have been recorded by a virtual "Who's Who" list of Nashville's superstars including: George Strait, Montgomery Gentry, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Lonestar, Trisha Yearwood, Van Zant, Lorrie Morgan, Sammy Kershaw, Josh Gracin, Trick Pony, Kenny Rogers, Shooter Jennings, and others. Some of his top hits include: George Strait's "Run" and "Cowboys Like Us;” Trace Adkins' "Chrome" and "I'm Tryin'; Tim McGraw's "Kill Myself" and "Kristofferson;” Rascal Flatts' "My Worst Fear;" and Montgomery Gentry's Top Five hit "Whattaya Think About That?". Anthony Smith's Website

About Eddy Raven:
Eddy Raven had his first Number One country hit in 1984 with "I Got Mexico", the first single from his RCA debut I Could Use Another You. His 1985 release Love & Other Hard Timesdelivered three more Top Ten hits. Right Hand Man followed in 1985, producing his second #1 in "Shine, Shine, Shine" in 1987. His final RCA album, The Best of Eddy Raven, accounted for two more Number Ones in "I'm Gonna Get You" and "Joe Knows How to Live" before exiting the label. In 1989, he moved to Universal and released Temporary Sanity. Its first two singles ("In a Letter to You" and "Bayou Boys") both topped the charts. In 1990, Universal merged into Capitol Nashville, and Temporary Sanity was re-released followed by two more top ten songs (the #6 "Sooner or Later" and #10 "Island"). Raven keeps a busy schedule writing, recording and touring year round. Eddy Raven's Website

About Kentucky Thunder:
Consisting of Jonell Mosser, Sheila Lawrence, Vickie Carrico and Etta Britt, Kentucky Thunder started performing in 1996. Their vocals alone are enough to bring hearing to the deaf. Kentucky Thunder’s reputation has gained them a cult following around Music City, including fans such as John Prine, Trisha Yearwood and Bonnie Bramlett. All four women have performed with Nashville legends. Mosser has recorded with B.B. King, Vince Gill, Wynonna, Waylon Jennings, Trisha Yearwood and Etta James. Lawrence sang backup for Henry Lee Sommer and has built a solo career around Nashville. Britt sang back up for the country duo, Dave and Sugar, and Engelbert Humperdink, and has also built a loyal fan base in Music City. Carrico, sang back up for Dottie West and has been a session player in Nashville for over 20 years, performing with ZZ Top, Don McLean, Lorrie Morgan, Kenny Rogers, Dave Loggins, David Allen Coe, Patty Loveless, Crystal Gayle, Lee Greenwood, and Johnny Rodriguez. Kentucky Thunder's Website

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