and music industry professionals gathered at the CMA office building on
Friday, October 31st to capture their freshly shaved faces in support
of No Shave November.
Pictured (L-R): Front Row – Christian Bottorff (CMA), Bill Macky (Black River), Brian Rhoades (Black River), Greg McCarn (Black River), April Johnson (Country Aircheck), Robin Rhodes (Premiere), Josh Easler (RCA)
Middle Row: Sean Patrick McGraw (Artist), Tim McFadden (Tim McFadden Management), Wendy Newcomer (Country Aircheck), Reid Benson (The Primacy Firm), Keithan Melton (Magic Mustang Publishing), Ethan Helms (Cold River), Keith Kaufman (Center Stage Tour Productions)
Back Row: RJ Curtis (All Access), Ben Balch (CMA), George Briner (Valory), Chris Loss (Stoney Creek), Chris Skinner (The Primacy Firm), George Meeker (State Farm), Mike Wilson (Black River)
Photo Credit: Christian Bottorff
Nashville, TN (October 31, 2014)
– Participants of the fourth annual No Shave November
benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
united at the CMA building in Nashville on Friday, October 31st, to
capture their freshly shaved faces before the competition was underway.
Music industry and radio station professionals, along with some of
today’s hottest country stars have thrown away their razors for the
month, and are allowing their facial hair to grow freely.
Donations raised through November will help St. Jude continue to find
cures and save children with cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Supporters who were unable to attend the group photo are encouraged to
post a date-stamped Day 1 photo to www.facebook.com/nsnforstjude
Capping off the campaign, awards will be given for best beard, the
worst beard and many more during the celebrated “Beard Bash” in Music
City on December 1st.
No Shave November is using all platforms to encourage the music industry
to recruit as many men (and dedicated women) as possible to join the
team, and to donate at least $30 to St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital. This year, Lady Antebellum’s Dave Haywood, has
been appointed as 2014 Chairman of the Beard. In 2013, NSN raised an
impressive $220,000 for the organization, with $396,000 raised over the
past three years to support St. Jude.