Nashville, TN – March 12, 2019 — Music Health Alliance (MHA) is excited to announce the addition of country music icon and radio personality KIX BROOKS and edgy storytelling hitmaker LUKE DICK to the 5th Annual “The First And The Worst” musical event at Nashville City Winery on March 26, 2019. The pair join previously announced Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter Desmond Child, The Last Songwriter and Real Country featured artist Jamie Floyd and four-week #1 smash “Speechless” co-writer Laura Veltz to perform the very first and the very worst songs they ever wrote, in addition to their biggest hits, all in support of Music Health Alliance. “The First And The Worst,” now in its fifth year, is a one-of-a-kind event only Nashville can deliver as our greatest talents come together to showcase their silliest and most shameful songs, all while competing for the audience-voted “Crappy” trophy. Tickets to the event are available at https://citywinery.com/nashville/firstandtheworst032619.html.
Adding to the excitement, a music lover’s dream auction is launching now via32auctions benefitting MHA as part of the 5th Annual “The First And The Worst.” The auction is open now and will remain open through 9:45PM CT on March 26 with live online and in-person bidding from the event. Extraordinary items include:
Billy Joel concert tickets and meet-and-greet at Madison Square Garden plus 2 Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets
Johnny Cash framed black & white photo from Cash Family Private Collection
Dolly Parton “I Will Always Love You” signed artistic framed lyrics
Peter Frampton handwritten signed lyrics “Do You Feel Like I Do”
Jason Aldean “Ride All Night Tour” V.I.P. concert, preshow private acoustic concert and backstage tour
Rob Thomas’ personal, signed Gibson 2019 SJ- 200 Studio Jumbo Guitar
Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour concert tickets w/ backstage behind-the-scenes passes, 2 Southwest Airlines roundtrip tickets and so much more!
Bidding starts 3/12/19 at: www.32auctions.com/FirstandWorst2019.
Auction closes on March 26, 2019 at approx. 9:45PM.
Award-winning multi-faceted entertainer, Kix Brooks, of Brooks & Dunn, the highest selling duo in the history of country music who sold more than 30 million records, won more than 75 major industry awards, and had 20 #1 hits during their 20-year run together (“Brand New Man,” “That Ain’t No Way To Go,” “Red Dirt Road”) and chart-topping tunesmith Luke Dick (“Kill A Word,” “Round Here Buzz,” and “Pink Sunglasses”), who has penned songs on the latest albums from Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Miranda Lambert and Kacey Musgraves, are the latest additions to the stellar bill. They will join Desmond Child, whose credits appear on more than eighty Billboard Top 40 singles spanning five decades (“Livin’ On A Prayer,” “Dude Looks Like A Lady,” “Livin’ La Vida Loca”), Grammy-nominated songwriter Jamie Floyd (“The Blade,” “Yet To Come,”), Laura Veltz (“Speechless,” “Rich,” “Lonely Eyes”), whose #1 songwriting credits include Dan + Shay, Maren Morris, Eli Young Band and Chris Young, to headline 2019’s “The First And The Worst.” Conceived by Grammy-nominated songwriter Sandy Knox (“Does He Love You,” “Why Haven’t I Heard From You”) and hosted by Grammy-nominated producer/songwriter/music critic, Peter Cooper, this unique event allows the audience to peek inside the brilliant minds of hit songwriters long before they had ever written a #1 or had songs recorded by superstar artists, all for a worthy cause.
Proceeds from “The First And The Worst” benefit Music Health Alliance, the music industry’s non-profit healthcare advocate which provides free support to songwriters, artists, musicians and music industry professionals at every stage of their career to find affordable healthcare solutions and financial resources. Individual tickets are on sale now, priced at $75 for balcony seats athttps://citywinery.com/nashville/firstandtheworst032619.html. Sponsor tables start at $250 and can be purchased by contacting Music Health Alliance’s Shelia Shipley Biddy at firstname.lastname@example.org. Funds raised will help Music Health Alliance Protect, Direct & Connect music industry professionals with medical and financial solutions.