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Rodney Atkins Raises Funds for Holston United Methodist Home for Children

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Rodney Atkins began his life in the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, after his 19-year-old biological mother gave him up for adoption when he was an infant.

The singer, who has worked tirelessly to support the place that took care of him until he was ultimately adopted, recently hosted a live-streamed Stageit show along with his wife, Rose Falcon, in honor of his 45th birthday, and donated the proceeds to the Greenville, Tenn. home.

“Holston United Methodist Home took care of me as an infant and helped me find a place with my adoptive parents,” said Atkins. “It means so much to Rose and me to be able to give back to them through music and with the help of our fans and friends.”

In addition to the live-streamed show, the ‘Doin’ It Right’ singer also hosted an online auction, donating hand-written and autographed lyrics, artwork by his wife, and other mementos, including his first mounted buck. Other artists, including Justin Moore, Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Zac Brown Band, Lee Brice, Dustin Lynch and Jana Kramer also donated signed items for the worthwhile cause.

Atkins met his birth mother, Dianne, as an adult, and while he hasn’t revealed many details about her life, he says he is grateful for both his birth and adoptive family.

“I embraced my past, and my family has grown,” he says. “It’s a full circle. Dianne was a scared young girl, and now she’s family. Having another mom is about the greatest thing you can have.”

To donate to the Holston United Methodist Home for Children, click here.

Atkins is currently working on his fifth studio album, as well performing shows all over the country, including stops in Virginia, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania later this month.

See a list of all of his upcoming shows here.

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