NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Charitable internet radio station, Hope Nation Radio is kicking off 2019 with their Hope Starts Here Benefit Concert, featuring hit songwriters that have written songs for many chart-topping artists including Alabama, Ashley McBryde, Brantley Gilbert, Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Jason Aldean, etc.
This benefit concert will spread the message of hope and create an awareness of childhood cancer. It will take place Wednesday, March 13that Douglas Corner Cafe and money raised will go directly to the Hope Nation Foundation, a financial support system to help families who have children with cancer.
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7:00PM – 10:00PM
Where: Douglas Corner Cafe / 2106 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204
Tickets: $12 available at the door (12 and under FREE)
“Each year there is an estimated 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 19 years old who are diagnosed with cancer,” says Nile Peaytt, Hope Nation Radio founder. “Nothing is more rewarding than everyone coming together, making a difference and giving these children a fighting chance. I hope you will join us for a very special night!”
This event will include performances by recognized hit songwriters Benita Hill, Bernie Nelson, Chas Sandford, Danny Wells, Dave Gibson, Jamie Floyd, Jayce Hein, Jeremy Bussey, and Pete Sallis.
BENITA HILL: This successful writer has been featured on TV, film, and stage. She’s collaborated with jazz legends like Issac Hayes and Kirk Whalum. She’s been a backup singer with the Allman Brothers, Conway Twitty, and JJ Cale. She is best known for co-writing Garth Brooks hit Two Pina Coladas.
BERNIE NELSON: This guy wears many hats as an artist, songwriter, and author. His songs have sold over 25 million copies with multi-platinum cuts with major artists such as Chris LeDoux, Collin Raye, Conway Twitty, John Anderson, Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Mark Wills, Montgomery Gentry, Ricky Van Shelton, Tracy Lawrence, Wynonna, and many more. He also achieved ‘Million-Airplay’ status on his No. 1 hit Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind with Confederate Railroad.
CHAS SANDFORD: This Nashville musician and hit songwriter is known for penning hits for John Waite (Missing You), Stevie Nicks (Talk To Me), and Chicago (What Kind of Man Would I Be). He’s had songs recorded by legendary names including Allison Krauss, Brooks & Dunn, Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, etc. He has also produced a wide range of artists including Chicago, Rod Stewart, Roger Daltrey, Stevie Nicks, etc.
DANNY WELLS: This BMI award-winning writer has dozens of hits under his belt including the No. 1 smash for George Strait (Check Yes Or No) as well as Rascal Flatts (Everyday Love, These Days, While You Loved Me) and Craig Morgan (Little Bit Of Life). He has received million-air certificates for three of his hits, one of which was Collin Raye’s hit (Couldn’t Last a Moment). He also has had cuts with Bill Anderson, Joe Diffie, Jo Dee Messina, John Michael Montgomery, Sara Evans, Tracy Byrd, and Wade Hayes.
DAVE GIBSON: In addition to writing hits Jukebox On My Mind for Alabama, and If It Don’t Come Easy for Tanya Tucker that both hit No. 1 of the US Billboard Hot Country charts, Dave has an extensive list of cuts including Montgomery Gentry (Lonely And Gone), Joe Diffie (Ships That Don’t Come In), and Confederate Railroad (Queen of Memphis and Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind). He also has hit with Conway Twitty, Pam Tillis, Steve Wariner, and was half of the Gibson Miller Band.
JAMIE FLOYD: This Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter had cuts with Ashley Monroe, Brian McKnight, Hayden Panettiere, Kellie Pickler, Lucie Silvas, Miranda Lambert, Ronnie Dunn, among others. Jamie was a part of the duo Stranger Friends who not only appeared in Burt Reynolds final film, but they also wrote the soundtrack. She’s had songs on ABC, Lifetime, Hallmark and most recently was on the USA Network show “Real Country.”
JAYCE HEIN: This prominent songwriter is best known for his Jason Aldean cut Country Boys World off the award-winning My Kinda Party album. He’s also had songs recorded by Brantley Gilbert, Gretchen Wilson, Nine Days, Casey James, George Canyon and more.
JEREMY BUSSEY: This brilliant Universal signed songwriter has written songs for Ashley McBryde (Girl Goin’ Nowhere), Brantley Gilbert, Chase Rice, Jason Aldean, Lonestar, Mark Wills, Thompson Square, Ty Herndon, and more. He’s also been successful in penning advertisement songs for brands such as Pepsi and Ram Trucks.
PETE SALLIS: This chart-topping songwriter had cuts that cover a wide range of genres from the pop American Idol Winner Phillip Phillips (So Easy), the blues of 3x Gray Winner Keb Mo, the country of Maddie & Tae (Shut Up And Fish), Bucky Covington, George Canyon and more.
About Hope Nation Radio: Formed in 2013 by Nile “Big Daddy” Peaytt and Thomas Hammonds, this station plays a variety of country music, pop, rock, contemporary, Christian and gospel from signed and independent artists. This is a station anyone can listen to, including the children in the hospital; whether it be for a lengthy stay or to help pass the time while getting treatments. With several different radio shows on their station including Big Daddy Live, Saturday Night Spotlight, 90’s Country Flashback, Sunday Sessions, and the newest show Music City Rocks, this station has something for everyone. What was inspired by a talk “Big Daddy” had with 11-year-old Savannah Swandal at her bedside just weeks before passing away, has now evolved into spreading hope, raising awareness and inspiring others to join the fight. “We wanted to connect with these kids from all over the country, bring smiles and inspire people to get involved in their community,” says ‘Big Daddy.’ They feature a “Kid of the Month” where they encourage folks to send get well cards for that child that is going through of struggles and hospital visits.
Hope Nation Radio goes above and beyond to care for those in need and bring awareness to childhood cancer, its reach continues to grow and strengthen year by year. They host multiple benefit shows in Nashville, coordinate gatherings with cancer patients and their families, as well as HNR House Parties which provides kids fighting cancer the opportunity to enjoy a concert right in their living room. As they inspire schools, communities, businesses and individuals to help raise awareness, the Nashville and country music community has opened their arms and hearts graciously to help spread the word.