“Stars and Strings” Features Headline Performances by Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and The Band Perry
CBS RADIO today announced STARS AND STRINGS, a stripped-down acoustic concert with performances by the biggest names in country music in celebration of our nation’s heroes and their families. Performing solo and in various combinations, Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and The Band Perry, along with more artists to be announced and surprise special guests, will take part in this intimate showcase of musical talent at The Chicago Theatre on Veterans Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11.
As a tribute to those who currently serve or have previously served in our armed forces, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Folds of Honor, which provides educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers. There are more than one million dependents adversely affected by military deployments and of that number, nearly nine out of 10 do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance. STARS AND STRINGS is presented by The United Association’s Veterans in Piping Program, offering returning veterans a career in the Union Pipe Trades.
Jeff Kapugi, Vice President of Country Programming, CBS RADIO and Program Director of US 99.5 (WUSN-FM, Chicago) said, “Our service men and women sacrifice every day to protect our country, and they deserve our appreciation and gratitude. STARS AND STRINGS will salute and honor their efforts, as well as provide support and awareness to a very important and worthwhile cause.”
“It’s really cool to be part of STARS AND STRINGS at The Chicago Theatre honoring our veterans with a bunch of Nashville stars and friends of mine,” said Bentley. “The tickets are going to benefit the Folds of Honor, a foundation that is really important to me, that helps the children of deceased and wounded veterans go to college. It’s going to be fun – a chance to play country music, honor our veterans and raise money for a great cause. That’s awesome for me, and I feel lucky to be a part of it.”
The country star assisted with the official announcement this morning during an appearance on CBS RADIO’s award-winning country music station US 99.5 with hosts Lisa Dent and Ramblin’ Ray.
Fans can purchase pre-sale tickets from Tuesday, Sept. 29 at 10:00AM, CT through Thursday, Oct. 1 at 10:00PM, CT with Chase® cardmembers gaining early access to tickets and a VIP sound check package. General ticket sales begin on Friday, Oct 2 at 10:00AM, CT through Ticketmaster. A limited number of tickets will also be available to win by listening to CBS RADIO’s country music and news/talk stations. A full list can be found here.
STARS AND STRINGS is among several high-profile events CBS RADIO and its stations annually produce. Including the just announced WE CAN SURVIVE concert, these events feature exclusive performances by and listening parties with the most well-known and up and coming artists.