Kenny Rogers Performs Benefit Concert For Shalom Foundation
Kenny Rogers recently lent his time and talents to a worthwhile cause. The singer performed at Nashville’s fifth annual Hymns, Hams & Jams benefit concert on Saturday, Nov. 23. The event, which benefited the Shalom Foundation, raised money to support its medical program in Guatemala.
The concert, which was held at the famous Loveless Barn, also included dinner and an auction. Items donated included a handwritten, framed and autographed song lyric for Rogers’ big hit, ‘The Gambler,’ as well as a “Southern Dinner and Evening” in-home experience with Chef J Mitchell, a guitar autographed by Tim McGraw, a guided hunting trip, and a luxury fishing trip to Guatemala.
As part of the foundation’s ongoing efforts, a pediatric plastic surgery team from Nashville’s Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt recently returned from the Moore Pediatric Surgery Center in Guatemala. While in Guatemala, the team provided care for over 100 children, as well as completing more than 50 successful surgeries. Nine surgical teams have visited Moore Pediatric Surgery Center since it opened in 2011, providing a wide variety of operations, including dental, plastics, ENT, general surgery, orthopedics and ophthalmology.
It’s been a busy few months for Rogers. In addition to releasing his latest album, ‘You Can’t Make Old Friends,’ he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame, and received the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. He also penned his first fiction novel, ‘What Are the Chances,’ which he co-wrote with Mike Blakely.
Rogers kicked off his holiday tour Wednesday night (Nov. 27) in Montreal. See all of his upcoming shows here.