Nashville’s Christmas 4 Kids Sets Lineup

The Marshall Tucker Band along with overdub king Ray Stevens, plus Aaron Tippin, Montgomery Gentry and others will gather on the Ryman Auditorium Stage one night in November for the annual “Christmas 4 Kids” charity concert.

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Rialto Theatre, Tucson, Ariz.

The for-a-good-cause event takes place Nov. 21.  You don’t want to be late for the 7 p.m. show time because singer/songwriter James Robert Webb will open the show.  Country’s Ty Bates is also on the lineup.

This is the second year The Marshall Tucker Band has been tapped for headlining status.  Founding member Doug Gray is looking forward to playing the benefit.

“We had so much fun at last year’s show at the Ryman,” Gray said.  “We’re grateful that Christmas 4 Kids asked us to come back for a second year.  We love being able to help an amazing organization that does so much to bring a memorable Christmas to the children who need it most.  See you in November, Nashville!”

Multi-voice maestro Stevens, whose hits include “Guitarzan,” “The Streak” and “Everything Is Beautiful,” is also looking forward to the November shindig.  Stevens has recorded  seasonal tunes throughout the years, including a version of “White Christmas.”  Back in 1962 he released a little ditty called “Santa Claus Is Watching You.”

“I’m so glad to be a part of this great show,” Stevens said.  “I’ll be debuting a brand new Christmas song at the show and I’m sure it’s one the kids will love.”

Tickets run from $36.50 to $60 and are available now with all proceeds going to the Christmas 4 Kids organization.  Click here for more details.

“This year’s show at the Ryman is shaping up to be huge,” Christmas 4 Kids president Linda O’Connell said.  “Last year, we set a record for money raised for Christmas 4 Kids.  With this great lineup, I think we can do it again.”