Eric Church Golf Tournament Raises Over $100,000 For MusiCares
The Eric Church Band's second annual Put a Club in My Hand golf tournament has raised more than $100,000 for MusiCares, which provides assistance for medical, financial and personal emergencies for those in the music industry.
The invitation-only tournament, held on Aug. 13, was an 18-hole scramble for artists, musicians, tour staff and other music industry professionals, as well as several LPGA members. The all-day event included 160 golfers, more than 50 volunteers, and hands-on help by Church's band and crew.
Last year's inaugural Put a Club in My Hand raised over $50,000, which was more than doubled by this year's grand total of $109,465. To find out how to donate to MusiCares, click here.
The singer, who recently played at the all-genre music festival Lollapalooza, says he is proud to represent music that transcends the lines of country music. "I love the multi-genre thing," he tells Taste of Country. "I love the fact you can come to something like [Lollapalooza] and remove the barriers to what genres are. I think that’s where music is going, anyway. In the digital age we’re in now, with satellite radio and Pandora and stuff like that, it’s not about, 'I listen to this kind of music.' It’s about, 'I listen to good music and bad music.'"