Thursday February 5th The Mercy Lounge Cannery Ballroom in Nashville was home to the Life Through Music Concert organized for the benefit of renowned musician and Nashville resident, Chris Kent, who is fighting a life battle with Multiple Myeloma. Chris Kent is a Grammy award-winning bassist who has performed alongside Lorrie Morgan and shared the stage with the legendary Stevie Wonder as well as appearing with countless other artists and appearing on National television many times. Proceeds from the event were dedicated to assist Chris with his medical and family living expenses.
Country Music Hall of Fame member, Jimmy Fortune (one of The Statler Brothers) entertained guests with several songs and his ever present warmth and humor, followed by hit songs and music with Joe Diffie, Tracy Lawrence, Lorrie Morgan and a special performance by Jesse Whitley (son of Lorrie Morgan and Keith Whitley). Grand Ole Opry member Jack Greene was invited on stage to sing a couple songs, and country legend Vince Gill closed the show. Those in attendance were able to donate funds for a meet n greet with the artists, bid on a variety of autographed items; including a guitar signed by all artists who gave of their time and talent for the guest of honor and silent auction was also held in the ballroom foyer during the event.
Something very unique to this event and to generate awareness surrounding the new MM screening procedure, a certified nurse representing the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP), was available at the concert to offer donor information and conduct swab tests. Attendees were invited and encouraged to participate in this life saving screening.
Additional photos of the event can be seen at www.flickr.com/photos/momentsbymoser.
For more information on Chris Kent, please visit: http://www.ckbass.com/.
For more information on Multiple Myeloma, please visit: http://www.multiplemyeloma.org.