Benefit Concert Featuring Top Bluegrass Artists: Tim Stafford, Steve Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Marty Raybon, Carrie Hassler and more

Friday, February 22
LMU & Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum Present “God Didn’t Choose Sides” – A Special Musical Event

Benefit
Concert Featuring Top Bluegrass Artists: Tim Stafford, Steve Gulley,
Dale Ann Bradley, Marty Raybon, Carrie Hassler and more

 
Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) and the
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM) will welcome some of the
nation’s top bluegrass artists for a special benefit music event at the
Sam and Sue Mars Performing Arts Center of the Duke Hall of Citizenship
on Friday, February 22.
 
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show will
begin at 7 p.m. Two ticket options are available. A VIP experience
includes a reception at the LMU President’s House before the concert, a
copy of the CD, VIP seats at the show and a meet and greet with the
musicians after the show. VIP tickets are available for $100. General
admission tickets are $35. Tickets can be purchased online at http://Alumni.lmunet.edu/concert.
  The
proceeds from the concert will benefit the ALLM and help fund a
documentary on the project that is currently under development.
 
The historic concert will celebrate the February 12 release of Rural Rhythm Records’ “God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories about Real People” album
that coincided with the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. The
concert and CD features some of today’s top artists including: Steve
Gulley, Dale Ann Bradley, Marty Raybon, Carrie Hassler, Brad Gulley, Tim
Stafford, Dave Adkins, and the Gap Creek Quartet. Supporting musicians
include: Sierra Hull (mandolin), Jason Burleson (banjo), Brandon Godman
(fiddle), Phil Leadbetter (dobro), Bryan Turner (bass) and Debbie Gulley
(vocals). Mark “Brink” Brinkman will also provide a special songwriter
segment.
 
The album, “God Didn’t Choose Sides: Civil War True Stories about Real People,” includes
12 original songs inspired by journals, stories and artifacts from
soldiers, civilians and politicians during the Civil War. Also included
on the recording is the traditional song “There is a Fountain” performed
by the Gap Creek Quartet. It’s a collection of songs that focus on the
common men and women who were thrown together into the realities and
horrors of war; people who displayed amazing acts of kindness,
selflessness, faith, love and brotherhood. All but one track, “Legend of
Jennie Wade”, on album were recorded, at least in part, at Steve
Gulley’s The Curve Studio in Cumberland Gap, Tenn.
 
Accompanying the music is an extensive
16-page booklet filled with historical notes, photographs and lyrics.
LMU and ALLM archivist Michelle Ganz provided historical content
supervision and materials from the ALLM collection. Additional
assistance was provided by ALLM Program and Tourism Director Carol
Campbell and the historical booklet notes were provided by Jamie Lynn
Brinkman.
 
Rural Rhythm Records has set up a dedicated site
for the album that includes interviews, additional content relating to
the history behind the songs, songwriters, performing artists and
musicians. Visit RuralRhythm.com for more information.
 
The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum is
located on the historic campus of Lincoln Memorial University in
Harrogate, Tennessee. Housing one of the top five Lincoln and Civil War
private collections in the world, the Museum is open Monday-Friday from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m.
to 5 p.m.  For more information about this and other programs at the
Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum, call 423-869-6235.

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