John Rich raised more than $1 million for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital by winning "Celebrity Apprentice" in 2011, but the singer-songwriter isn't finished with his charitable endeavors yet. He recently announced a star-studded benefit for the medical facility, with several of his musical pals included in the line-up.

St. Jude Presents John Rich & Friends will be held on Tuesday, June 5 at the Cannon Center in Memphis, Tenn., and will feature performances by Kellie Pickler, Darius Rucker and comedian Jeff Foxworthy, as well as Big Kenny, John's duo partner in Big & Rich. The concert will serve as the kick-off for the 2012 FedEx St. Jude Classic.

"St. Jude Children's Research Hospital holds a very special place in my heart, that's why I'm excited to kick off the FedEx St. Jude Classic with the John Rich & Friends concert," notes John. "I don't know how you could spend your time any better on this earth than to support something like St. Jude. It's truly God's work."

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2012. To find out more about the organization, or to make a donation, click here.

Big & Rich are preparing to release their first studio album since 2007. Hillbilly Jedi will be out later this year, with the first single, "That's Why I Pray," hitting the airwaves later this month. The cover art for their new single depicts one-half of each of their faces. It's the first time their faces have ever appeared on the cover of a Big & Rich album or single. View the photo here.



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