Jake Owen Hosts One Night Benefit Show at Ryman
Jake Owen is hosting a special event for a good cause: the singer has announced his next benefit concert, Jake Owen & Friends: a concert made for you, taking place at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on July 15.
The event will benefit the philanthropic arm of the Country Music Association, the CMA Foundation, which focuses on supporting high quality music education programs across the country.
It’ll be a twist on Owen’s traditional set list, as he plans to showcase a selection of his greatest career hits and share the stage with some of the people who helped create them. The concert event will feature some of the songwriters behind his nine No. 1 songs, including his most recent hit, “Made for You”.
“Being able to play at the Ryman Auditorium will always be special, but being able to share the stage with some of the people who have helped shape my career with their songs is something I will remember forever,” Owen said in a statement. Release. “This Made for You concert is for country music fans, and it will be a special way to be a part of the shows that welcome live music to Nashville.”
Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, June 25 at 10:00 a.m. CT. The proceeds will help offset the financial setbacks the CMA Foundation is facing following the cancellation of its annual CMA festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic for 2020 and 2021.
“With the postponement of CMA Fest for a second year, the Foundation lost the majority of its funding,” explains Executive Director Tiffany Kerns. “The fact that artists like Jake show continued commitment and support to our mission is what sets country music apart. As grantees, we are honored to be included in this event. It will certainly be an exciting evening full of country music!”
In recent months, country artists have also been ambassadors for the CMA Foundation for Music Education. Artists like Ashley McBryde, Lindsay Ell, Russell Dickerson, Maddie & Tae, Jimmie Allen and Caitlyn Smith all took turns contributing their talents to the cause: they took part in virtual education events, offered lesson plans personalized stories, shared stories of memorable music teachers and more.
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