NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Less thank 500 tickets remain for a star-studded lineup of country’s biggest names, which are scheduled to perform for the inaugural Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert on Dec. 4 at the historic Ryman Auditorium at 7 p.m.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit the ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett & Liles family to raise funds in the fight against ALS.
The event will feature acoustic performances from Love and Theft, Florida Georgia Line, Tyler Farr, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell, Canaan Smith, Trent Tomlinson, The Warren Brothers, and Stevie Monce. Hosted by GAC’s Headline Country Show host, Storme Warren, Stephen Barker Liles from Love and Theft and Dee Jay Silver.
Tickets for the concert went on sale Friday, October 20, 2017 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster outlets, ticketmaster.com, the Ryman box office, http://www.ryman.com and by phone at 800.745.3000. Tickets are $125, $75 and $55.
Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert was formed as a partnership between The ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett & Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS. Susie Burchett, mother of Stephen Barker Liles from Love and Theft, was diagnosed with ALS in March of 2017.
“I’ve had the privilege of helping with many charities through the years, but when the cause touches your life, it changes everything,” said Stephen Barker Liles from Love and Theft. “When my mother was diagnosed with ALS, in March of this year, I was devastated. But I also felt called to make a difference to help her and others through my musical platform. I’m incredibly grateful for some of my dear friends who are joining me to shine light through our music and bring hope to millions.”
ALS is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Eventually, people with ALS lose the ability to initiate and control muscle movement, which often leads to total paralysis and death within two to five years of diagnosis. For unknown reasons, NFL players are four times as likely to develop ALS and veterans are twice as likely to develop ALS as the general population.
The simple fact is, ALS can strike anyone, anytime.
“There are so many important causes that merit our support,” the Burchett and Liles family said. “Often however, we don’t choose those causes…they choose us. For our family, having our mother, wife, grandmother diagnosed with ALS presented a galvanizing opportunity to support the needed cause of ALS. We hope this event will provide more awareness, funds for research, and financial support to all touched by this debilitating disease.”
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“We are thrilled to curate this first-of-its-kind unique concert experience for the Tennessee Chapter alongside the Burchett and Liles Family, the enthusiasm and willingness this family has brought to the table to secure some of the industry’s most talented artists to perform in not only an amazing show for the ALS community but continues to work tirelessly with our team to create an unforgettable musical experience,” said Steve Wallace, CEO of The ALS Association of Tennessee.
“Our Chapter is forever grateful to have the partnership between the Burchett and Liles Family alongside all the musical guests, who have graciously lent their time and talents to support of the Association’s efforts in brightening the lives of thousands of ALS patients and families in our community,” said Wallace.
About The ALS Association Tennessee Chapter
The ALS Association is the only national non-profit organization fighting ALS on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure. For more information about The ALS Association, visit our website at www.ALSTN.org.
About Shine for Susie ALS Charity Fund
Shine for Susie ALS Charity Fund was formed by the Burchett & Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS after Susie Burchett, wife, mother and grandmother of the family, was diagnosed with ALS in March 2017.