JOSH TURNER TO HEADLINE 17TH ANNUAL CONCERT FOR CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS AT HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM

JOSH TURNER TO HEADLINE 17TH ANNUAL CONCERT FOR CUMBERLAND HEIGHTS AT HISTORIC RYMAN AUDITORIUM
 
NASHVILLE, Tenn., — July 14, 2014 – Multi-Platinum
Country music superstar Josh Turner will headline this year’s annual
Concert for Cumberland Heights, an annual fundraiser supporting
Cumberland Heights’ John Hiatt Fund for adolescent and young adult
treatment. The concert is set for October 15 at 8 p.m. in Nashville’s
historic Ryman Auditorium, and tickets go on sale July 18 through the
Ryman Auditorium box office and Ticketmaster. An accompanying auction
will be held online July 18 – August 1 featuring specialty tickets and
an autographed copy of Turner’s latest book Man Stuff: Thoughts on
Faith, Family, and Fatherhood. Local band Striking Matches, an emerging
talent made up of Sarah Zimmermann and Justin Davis, will open the show.
“The
response we’ve received through the years from the Nashville music
community is overwhelming. Contributions by artists like Josh have made
the event one of the most successful fundraisers at the Ryman,” said
Walt Quinn, chief marketing officer for Cumberland Heights. “We’re
thrilled that Josh will be the headliner for the concert this year. He’s
an A-list performer who is sure to attract a full house.”
 “I’m
looking forward to playing for Cumberland Heights to help them raise
money so they can continue the great work that they do. Alcohol and drug
abuse is damaging to the person experiencing it but it’s also
detrimental to their family and friends,” said Turner.
The
Concert for Cumberland Heights is always a sellout, and the historic
Ryman Auditorium provides the perfect backdrop for its ongoing
relationship with the music community. Cumberland Heights offers a music
therapy program that includes workshops, performances and special
visits from a range of music industry professionals. 
The
proceeds from the annual concert will support the John Hiatt Fund.
Hiatt, an acclaimed singer-songwriter, participates in the event each
year. Since Cumberland Heights established the concert fundraiser in
1996, it has raised nearly two million dollars for the Hiatt Fund, which
supports adolescents and young adults, ages 14 – 24 and their families
through the recovery process.
This
year’s sponsors for the Concert for Cumberland Heights include Pilot
and Flying J, H.G Hill Realty, the Haslam Family Foundation, Mr. and
Mrs. James W. Perkins III and the Cal Turner Family Foundation.
About Josh Turner:
Multi-platinum
MCA Nashville recording artist Josh Turner, is one of country music’s
most recognizable hit-makers. With a rich, deep voice and distinctive
style, Turner has sold more than five million albums, is a disciple of
traditional country music and one of the youngest members of the Grand
Ole Opry.  From his 2003 Platinum-selling debut Long Black Train to his
most recent 2012 Billboard No. 1 release Punching Bag, Turner has
garnered multiple GRAMMY, CMA, and ACM nominations. Turner’s hits
include “Your Man,” “Why Don’t We Just Dance,” “Firecracker,” “Would You
Go with Me,” “All Over Me,” and “Time Is Love,” the most played country
song of 2012. 
This
year Turner added author to his list of accomplishments. His first
book, Man Stuff: Thoughts on Faith, Family and Fatherhood was released
April 29, 2014 and a new single and his sixth studio album are expected
to follow later this year. The Hannah, S.C. native has been songwriting
and performing since he was a young child, and in support of music
education, created The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund to assist students
interested in pursuing a future in arts and music. As a high school
student, Turner had very little access to music education, therefore
realizes first-hand the importance of arts education in schools. Turner
has a heavy schedule of summer concert dates and on the road with The
Roughstock and Rambler Tour presented by Ariat.

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