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JAKE OWEN TEAMS UP

JAKE OWEN TEAMS UP WITH SAINT THOMAS HEALTH FOR THE ANNUAL ROCK THE CRADLE CHARITY EVENT (10/29)
 
Chart-Topping Vocalist To Perform At Nashville Event Benefiting Newborns In Need
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NASHVILLE, TN (September 19, 2013) – Chart-topping vocalist Jake Owen adds new meaning to “Shake, Rattle & Roll” as he teams up with Saint Thomas Health for the annual ROCK THE CRADLE charity event presented by the Academy of Country Music
(ACM). The evening will be held on Tuesday, 10/29 at 6:30P at the
Loveless Barn in Nashville, TN and benefits newborns in need at Saint
Thomas Midtown Hospital. Hosted each fall by the Saint Thomas Health
Foundation, this year’s ROCK THE CRADLE will feature cocktails, dinner,
live auction and a special performance by Jake.
 
“Lacey and I are so thankful everyday
for our daughter Pearl. She has changed our lives for the better,”
shared Jake Owen. “What ‘Rock The Cradle’ does to help newborns in need
is incredible. I’m honored to give back and be a part of this event.“
 
“Jake is a friend to the Academy and
has consistently given his time to ACM charitable endeavors, including
participating in ACM Lifting Lives Music Camp in June,” said Tiffany
Moon, Executive Vice President/Managing Director of the Academy of
Country Music. “We are delighted to support Jake’s generous spirit by
sponsoring ROCK THE CRADLE.”
 
In the past three years, ROCK THE
CRADLE has raised more than $500,000 to support obstetrics care and the
Beaman Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital.
Thanks to the generosity of donors, thousands of babies and their
families have benefited from cutting-edge technology and financial
assistance to those with urgent needs. With ongoing community support
through events like ROCK THE CRADLE, Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
continues to provide expert care that is both life-changing and
life-saving.
 
“The Saint Thomas Health Foundation is
able to provide essential financial and emotional support to these
families, helping minimize stress and allowing them to focus on caring
for their new family member,” said Bernie Sherry, president and CEO of
Nashville Inpatient Operations for Saint Thomas Health. “From support
for innovative technology to ensuring families have a place to stay so
they can be near their baby, the proceeds from ROCK THE CRADLE make a
significant difference in the lives of our tiniest patients and their
families.”
 
Funding from the Saint Thomas Health
Foundation has helped renovate and equip Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital’s
NICU, provide continuing education for nurses and other staff and
assist families who have a critical need because their baby is in the
NICU.
 
Co-chairs Connie Bradley and Troy Tomlinson created ROCK THE CRADLE and have led the effort for the past three years. 
 
For additional information and to purchase tickets, visit www.rockthecradlenashville.com
 
ABOUT SAINT THOMAS HEALTH
Saint Thomas Health is Middle
Tennessee’s faith-based, not-for-profit health care system united under
the common mission of one healing community. With more than 7,000
associates, Saint Thomas Health is focused on transforming the health
care experience and helping people live healthier lives, with special
attention to the poor and vulnerable. The regional health system
includes – Saint Thomas Hospital for Spinal Surgery, Saint Thomas
Midtown Hospital and Saint Thomas West Hospital in Nashville, Saint
Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro and Saint Thomas Hickman
Hospital in Centerville – and a comprehensive network of affiliated
joint ventures, medical practices, clinics and rehabilitation
facilities. Saint Thomas Health is a member of Ascension Health, a
Catholic organization that is the largest not-for-profit health system
in the United States. For more information, visit www.sths.com.
 
ABOUT JAKE OWEN
Since releasing the chart-topping album, BAREFOOT BLUE JEAN NIGHT,
Jake Owen has emerged as one of country music’s leading vocalists. The
RCA Nashville project delivered four consecutive No. 1 hit singles,
including the multi-week chart-toppers; the DOUBLE PLATINUM title track
and PLATINUM “Alone with You,” and GOLD-certified hits “The One That Got
Away” and “Anywhere with You.” Poised to follow the success, Jake’s
brand new single “Days of Gold” is now at Country radio nationwide and
will be featured on his album of the same title to be released on 12/3.
His energetic live show and captivating songs have landed him coveted
opening slots with Keith Urban, Kenny Chesney, Tim McGraw and his first
headlining tour, CMT ON TOUR JAKE OWEN: THE SUMMER NEVER ENDS 2012,
which made CMT history for the most sold-out shows in a row for the
annual nationwide tour. The American Country Awards Breakthrough Artist of the Year is currently touring with Jason Aldean’s NIGHT TRAIN TOUR. Jake has appeared on Good Morning AmericaThe Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel LIVE, Watch What Happens Live and Chelsea Lately. The
Vero Beach, FL, native first captured the national spotlight with his
hits “Startin’ with Me,” “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” and “Eight
Second Ride.” The 2009 ACM Top New Male Vocalist’s revival of “Life in a Northern Town” with Sugarland and Little Big Town in 2008 earned him Grammy and CMA Award nominations. 

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