NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 18, 2016) – Country music superstars didn’t hesitate to come together for STARS BEHIND THE STARS to support the families of slain Dallas police officers. In light of the tragedy, more than fourteen artists, including Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Mickey Gilley and Moe Bandy, will travel from Nashville and beyond to perform during a benefit concert at the world-famous Billy Bob’s Texas Wednesday, July 27. Randy Travis will also make a special appearance during the event. Tickets ($10 General Admission, $20 Reserve) will go on sale Monday, July 18 at 8 a.m. CT. Doors will open at 5 p.m. CT. Click here to purchase tickets before this star-studded event sells out.
STARS BEHIND THE STARS will donate 100% of all proceeds to Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation. The Assist the Officer Foundation provides immediate financial assistance to an officer’s family in the event of the death of an active officer.
The event is produced by Kirt Webster and Scott Adkins of Nashville-based Webster Public Relations in association with Concho Minick of Billy Bob’s Texas. Billy Bob’s Texas is donating the facility and providing staffing and marketing for the event. Advanced Aviation Team will provide private charter airfare to make it possible for artists to travel and participate in STARS BEHIND THE STARS.
STARS BEHIND THE STARS has partnered with Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth to be the official radio partner of the event. 99.5 The Wolf (KPLX-FM), 1310/96.7 FM The Ticket (KTCK-FM), 820 WBAP-AM, their other 4 stations will all participate in creating awareness for this event and the Assist the Officer Foundation.
T.G. Sheppard will serve as host and performer and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band will provide their talent to back all of the artists. Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band members include Mitchell Smithey, Wes Taylor, Charlie Shearer, Scott Moody, Curtis Randall, John Martinez, Angie McWhirter, Kyle Harris and Shawnda Rains.
.@tanya_tucker, @oakridgeboys & more headline STARS BEHIND THE STARS @DPA_PoliceAssoc July 27 @BillyBobsTexas, tix here bit.ly/29N99ee
ABOUT DALLAS POLICE ASSOCIATION’S ASSIST THE OFFICER FOUNDATION:
The Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation (ATO) is a 501(c)3 non-profit, charitable organization that was formed in 1999 to provide peace of mind to Dallas' men and women in blue and their families by offering financial assistance to officers who are facing the loss of income due to a serious injury, life-threatening illness, or other catastrophic event, and immediate assistance in the event of a line of duty death. For more information, visit atodallas.org.
ABOUT BILLY BOB’S TEXAS:
Billy Bob’s Texas, the world’s largest honky tonk, hosts over 300 live music concerts annually, is home to live bull riding, a 4-Star restaurant and retail store; all in a world class, authentic Western venue. There is something for everyone at Billy Bob’s Texas. For additional information and ticket purchases contact Billy Bob’s at 817-624-7117 or visit billybobstexas.com/tickets.
ABOUT ADVANCED AVIATION TEAM:
Advanced Aviation Team is a full service provider of private charter aircraft. AAT offers any type of aircraft, anywhere in the world. With an emphasis on high-level and personal customer service, Advanced Aviation Team works closely with music groups, political campaigns, elected officials, government agencies, sports teams, VIPs and anyone with aviation needs. For additional information: adavteam.com, Twitter: @adavteam; Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-813-9287.
ABOUT CUMULUS MEDIA:
Cumulus Media (NASDAQ: CMLS) combines high-quality local programming with iconic, nationally syndicated media, sports and entertainment brands in order to deliver premium choices for listeners, provide substantial reach for advertisers and create opportunities for shareholders. Cumulus provides exclusive content that is fully distributed through approximately 460 owned-and-operated stations in 90 U.S. media markets (including eight of the top 10), more than 10,000 broadcast radio affiliates and numerous digital channels. Cumulus is well positioned in the widening digital audio space through a significant stake in the Radio digital music service, featuring 25 million songs on-demand in addition to custom playlists and exclusive curated channels. Cumulus is also the leading provider of Country music and lifestyle content through its NASH and NASH Icon brands, which serve Country fans through radio programming, NASH magazine, concerts, licensed products and television/video. For more information, visit cumulus.com.