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Alison Krauss Added to Charlie Louvin Benefit

Full Line-Up Announced 

BELL BUCKLE, TENN. -- Valerie Smith is proud to announce that Alison Krauss has joined the line-up for Country Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry memberCharlie Louvin's Benefit on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at the Bell Buckle Banquet Hall in historic Bell Buckle, TN from noon to 9:00 pm. Krauss will take the stage around 7:00 pm performing five Louvin Brother songs.

Tickets are $10 and good for the entire day. They can be purchased at the world-famous Bell Buckle Cafe in Bell Buckle, Tenn., or by calling (931) 389-9693.

The benefit schedule has been announced as follows:

12:00 pm - Charlie's Living Room (see below)
2:00 pm - Valerie Smith & Becky Buller
3:00 pm - Ed Bruce
3:30 pm - Patsy & Donna Stoneman
4:00 pm - Wildwood Valley Boys
4:45 pm - Charlie's Living Room
5:30 pm - Valerie Smith & Becky Buller
6:30 pm - Charlie Louvin & Friends
7:00 pm - Alison Krauss with Jerry Douglas, Ron Block, Victor Krauss & Carmella Ramsey
7:45 pm - Live Auction
8:30 pm - Charlie's Living Room

Charlie's Living Room artists include:
Jeff Barry, Ed North, Wilford Ray, Jon Weisberger, Larry Felix, Billy Kitchen, Mike Allen, Mike Scott, Shane Blackwell, Kristy Morris Band, Bobby Powell, Kyle Kraft and many more!

Donations can be mailed to: The Charlie Louvin Fund, PO Box 42, Wartrace, TN 37183

The Silent Auction will take place during the day with the Live Auction at 7:45 pm. The Live Auction will be conducted by Jerry Shelton, Johnny Foster and Tom Waynick from Shelton Auction & Realty of Shelbyville, Tenn.  Louvin has donated a guitar and autographed posters to the auction. Thanks to the following businesses for donating items to the auction including but limited to:  Grand Ole Opry; Country Music Hall of Fame; WSM Radio; ASCAP; Alan Messer Photography; Kincaid's; Celebration Travel; Christopher Equipment; Discount Arts and Frames; Shelbyville Record Shop; Barr's; Hoover Paint; Smith Country Ham; New Covenant Bookstore; Badcock's; Victory Nissan; Heritage Jewelers; J. Jordan Boutique; Haynes Lumber; and First Community Bank.  From Wartrace, Tenn.:  Gallagher Guitars.  From Manchester, Tenn.:  Hoover's Jewelers; Smoots Flowers & Gifts; Home Depot; Russell Stover Candies and Foothills Crafts.  From Bell Buckle, Tenn.:  Vera's Pearls; The Cat's Meow; Phillips General Store, and so many more.

The event is an effort to help defray Louvin's astronomical medial costs as he fights pancreatic cancer. The benefit will be hosted by Louvin and Valerie Smith & Liberty Pike.
We would like to extend a special thanks to Dan Hays and the International Bluegrass Music Association(IBMA) of Nashville, Tenn., for donating two VIP packages to next year's IBMA awards show at the Ryman Auditorium and two VIP passes to the IBMA FanFest, which is held annually at the Nashville Convention Center.

Food will be available for sale from the the world-famous Bell Buckle Cafe in downtown Bell Buckle, Tenn., with all proceeds going to the Louvin family.

Seven-time IBMA "Female Vocalist of the Year" Rhonda Vincent is hosting a silent auction on her website,, with all proceeds going to the Louvin family.  Items include a Martin guitar signed by Vincent as well as autographed posters and Martha White memorabilia as well as an autographed copy of Vincent's brand new album Taken

The Louvin Brothers (Charlie and Ira) had a string of country hits throughout the 1950s and early '60s including "When I Stop Dreamin', "I Don't Believe You Met My Baby," and "My Baby's Gone."  Their music heavily influenced such groups as the Everly Brothers, the Byrds and even the Beatles.  

After Ira's tragic death in an auto accident, Charlie Louvin continued on in his solo career until the present day, regularly hosting the Grand Ole Opry and the Ernest Tubb Midnight Jamboree on WSM 650 AM as well as touring throughout the country and around the world.

The Louvin Brothers are members of the Country Music Hall of Fame as well as the NashvilleSongwriters Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame.



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