NASHVILLE, TN (October 31, 2022) – Organizers for the Fourth Annual Dottie West Birthday Bash presented Music Health Alliance with a check for $30,000raised through ticket sales, sponsorships and live auction items. The star-studded event, presented by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms was hosted by Grammy Award winner and Grand Ole Opry Legend Jeannie Seely and took place at the famous 3rd & Lindsley music venue in front of a sold out crowd on October 11, 2022.
“I am very honored to be the presenter for this incredible event in Nashville raising funds to benefit musicians and the music industry as well as honor Dottie West and other deserving artists,” reflected Springer Mountain Farms CEO -Gus Arrendale. “The opportunity to bring awareness to the needs of others through music has always been close to my heart.”
“Musicians have always been special to me and I feel like they don’t always get recognized for their efforts. When hard times hit, sometimes these are the folks who get hit the hardest since many of them are young with young families. We appreciate Music Health Alliance allowing us to partner with them, doing all we can to provide the resources needed to assist everyone, but especially this vitally important part of our business,” shared event host Jeannie Seely.
“We are so honored and thankful to once again be the charity partner for such a fabulous event honoring an icon in our industry. Through the generosity of those who attended and participated in the event, Music Health Alliance will be able to provide more than $900,000 in life-saving healthcare advocacy and resources to those who are facing healthcare challenges in the music industry. Thank you for helping us to heal the music,“ said Tatum Allsep, MHA Founder and CEO.
The star-studded fourth annual event included performances by 55-year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely along with honoree Country Music Hall of Fame member and Grand Ole Opry member Charlie McCoy, Americana Music Association Duo/Group of the Year award winner, The War & Treaty, Grammy-award winning recording artist Linda Davis and Lang Scott, Grand Ole Opry members Rhonda Vincent, Mandy Barnett, Don Schlitz and Vince Gill. Also included on the talented lineup was John Schneider, Dallas Wayne, Tim Atwood, Kenna West, Tess Frizzell, Bobby Tomberlin and Jason Coleman. The house band, who all donated their talents, included Dug Grieves (lead guitar), Kenny Sears (fiddle), Steve Hinson (Steel), Mark Beckett (Drums) and Matt McKenzie (Bass).
Always popular at the event was the live auction by Melissa Luman Phillips who was accompanied by Sam Stephens. The auction not only helped raised additional funds, but provided entertainment with items donated by Charlie McCoy, Chris Young, Stacy Britton, the Grand Ole Opry, Gruhn Guitars, Tess Frizzell, Donnie Reed and more.
A special thanks and gratitude to George Shinn for his generous contribution, Jack Teeler for sponsorship of the Hatch Print commemorative posters, O’Charley’s for the backstage greenroom meal and all the volunteers who donated their talent, time and efforts.