Country music stars head to Allen Arena for Charlie Daniels benefit tour

Country music stars head to Allen Arena for Charlie ...

Country music stars head to Allen Arena for Charlie Daniels benefit tour

Music legends are heading to Lipscomb this spring for the fifth annual Copperweld Charlie Daniel’s Scholarship for Heroes event.

The concert, which will be on Tuesday, March 25 at 7 p.m. in Allen Arena, will feature performances from Charlie Daniels, Kellie Pickler, Clint Black, The Grascals, the American Hitmen, the Navy Band Sea Chambers and other special guests.

The Charlie Daniels Scholarship for Heroes tour is a benefit to raise funds for American veterans’ education.

The event was started in March 2010 by Daniels to promote the Yellow Ribbon education program. Lipscomb participates in the Yellow Ribbon program at the highest level, offering free tuition for eligible military veterans and their families. Veterans may pursue an undergraduate degree through the program. Specific master’s programs are also available tuition-free.

Servicemen and women, veterans and their families are invited to the concert as guests of corporate sponsors.

In Lipscomb’s press release about the event, Jim Humphrey, the associate dean of campus life and director of veterans services, thanked Daniels for his support of veterans and the Yellow Ribbon program at Lipscomb.

“We appreciate Charlie Daniels and his organization as well as those artists who have joined us for this event the past five years,” Humphrey said. “The awareness and funds that they raise for our program are impacting the lives of our veterans and their families in significant ways.”

“Our veterans know that freedom isn’t free, but we think their education should be,” Humphrey said. “At Lipscomb we have a very unique opportunity to help open doors for our veterans through higher education.”

Tickets are available to the public through to the generosity of sponsors. Students can pick up their ticket at the Lipscomb University box office or call (615) 966-7075 for more information. Concert attendees will have the opportunity to make a donation during the show and all proceeds will benefit veteran students at Lipscomb.

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