Chely Wright Reading, Writing + Rhythm Boasts All-Star Cast
Chely Wright is busy planning the 10th annual event for her Reading, Writing and Rhythm Foundation, and she'll be joined by several fellow musicians supporting the cause.
Held each year at the same time as the annual CMA Music Festival, Chely and friends help raise money to improve music education in public schools. This year's concert will include performances by Rodney Crowell, Sarah Buxton, Justin Moore, Bucky Covington and Jann Arden, along with a special performance by Chely. Remembering his early music education was just one of the reasons Bucky Covington got involved.
"Growing up, I played trumpet and french horn," he tells the website Country Music Is Love. "It cost a lot to buy the instruments and that was sometimes the difference between a kid getting to play in the band. I was really lucky to get the chance to learn music at a young age, and I'm excited to take part in this year's Reading, Writing and Rhythm benefit concert to give back and help bring musical instruments to schools across the country."
Previously held at the Wildhorse Saloon, a new venue -- downtown Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center -- and an all-star lineup are the perfect ways to honor the work of the past decade, says Chely. "I am beyond thrilled with the continued growth and success of Reading, Writing, and Rhythm. This year's event boasts such amazing artists and our new partnership with [TPAC] is the icing on a beautiful 10-year anniversary cake! I'm so proud of this charity and the difference we've been able to make in so many young people's lives."
The event, which will include both a silent and live auction, will be held June 8. For more information, or to purchase tickets, click here.
In other Chely news, on May 4 she'll release the highly-anticipated album, 'Lifted Off the Ground,' along with her memoir titled 'Like Me.'