will showcase her musical heritage and talent as one of country music’s
leading ladies in an up-close and personal intimate acoustic
performance. The gala will boast a gourmet four-course meal [prepared by
guest chefs Robert Del Grande (chef/owner of RDG And Bar Annie, located
in Houston) and Mark Cox, chef/owner of Mark’s American Cuisine] paired
with some of the world’s premier vintage wines.
who is recognized as royalty in her own right, will mix and mingle
among the distinguished guests (with more than 200 anticipated)
including many of the wine hosts contributing specialty cabernets,
sauvignon blancs, pinot noirs, merlots and chardonnays from some of the
finest wineries across the globe. A wine connoisseur and philanthropist,
Morgan introduced her own exclusive line (in partnership with Belle
Meade Plantation and the American Heart Association)—a limited edition
American Sangiovese appropriately named after her hit song “Something in Red.”
decorated entertainer (in the company with previous celebrities who
have lent their time and talents to appear at this event, including:
Charley Pride, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Morris, Christian Kane, Storme
Warren, Ryan Kinder, Katie Armiger and Mary Fletcher) makes the stop in
Houston as a short detour from her aggressive show schedule (both
independent and the tandem Grits And Glamour Tour alongside country music great Pam Tillis).
is such an honor for me. The T.J. Martell Foundation, and its continued
and unwavering effort to offer help—through its research and hosting
events such as this—to those stricken with horrific and unthinkable
diseases, is a charge very close to my heart,” says Morgan who is a mother and grandmother. “I am looking forward to being in good company with people of same heart and sharing fine wines!”
salutes some of the top wine collectors who come together on one
special evening to highlight and share wine from their personal cellars.
Beginning the festivities, a Champagne Reception (sponsored by H-E-B)
will be held at 6:30PM followed by the dinner, live auction and
celebrity entertainment at 7:30PM. The premier food and wine event will
provide guests the opportunity to enjoy a fine selection of wines in
conjunction with demonstrating their support of the T.J. Martell Foundation’s mission to bring together the music, medical and business communities to help raise vital funds for the Physician-Scientist Program at MD Anderson.
(founded in 1975 by the music industry) is a national nonprofit
organization that funds cutting-edge research for leukemia, cancer and
AIDS at twelve top research hospitals nationwide. T.J. Martell, and its
friends in music, has raised more than $650,000 for the mission of
funding the Physician-Scientist Program at MD Anderson.
the careers of the best and brightest young faculty members with
independent federal grant support. Graduates of the program are
established, independent researchers, who are well prepared to become
the leaders of translational cancer research nationally and
Morgan’s heritage, whirlwind life experiences and career have earned
her invaluable life treasures and timeless stature among her friends in
music and entertainment, and country music enthusiasts around the globe.
The international award-winning entertainer (on stage and in theaters)
has sold more than eleven million records including 14 top-ten hits and
12 recorded albums. Morgan currently celebrates the critically acclaimed
debut album DOS DIVAS (from Red River Records)—a collaboration with fellow Grand Ole Opry member and touring partner Pam Tillis as the vibrant duo Grits And Glamour
(released July 23, 2013). A year-round road warrior, Morgan is
preparing to clear her slate in preparation for her much anticipated
holiday show—Lorrie Morgan’s Enchanted Christmas—her second
consecutive must-see production at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in
Nashville, Tennessee. For more information on Lorrie Morgan, visit www.Lorrie.com. For more details on Grits And Glamour, visit www.GritsAndGlamour.com.