On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, current and former Arista Nashville artists will take to the stage of the historic War Memorial Auditorium in support of Mike Owens at the “Music for Mike” benefit concert. In 2014, Owens, a radio promotion manager with the label throughout the 1990’s, was diagnosed with end-stage renal disease and has been placed on dialysis while he awaits a donor’s kidney.
The Music for Mike list of performers, which reads like a country music Who’s-Who, includes recent Songwriter’s Hall of Fame inductee Alan Jackson, superstar duo Brooks & Dunn, and critically acclaimed entertainer Brad Paisley, along with BlackHawk,Diamond Rio, Lee Roy Parnell, Pam Tillis, Phil Vassar and Steve Wariner. In total, these artists have sold over 150 million albums and racked up 99 number 1 hits. Backing this stellar line-up is veteran touring band, Sixwire.
95.5 Nash Icon has partnered with Music for Mike, and morning show host, Marty McFly, will serve as M.C. Cumulus VP Country Format, Charlie Cook, acknowledges the artist line up is a perfect fit for the station but explains their reasons for supporting the show run much deeper. “Every once in a while Nashville can come together for not only a good cause but in this case one that means something to all of us personally. 95.5 Nash Icon is proud to play a role in helping Mike and his family.”
Owens’ treatment has led to other health issues and mounting medical bills. Proceeds from the sale of tickets will go directly to the Mike Owens Family Trust. If you are unable to attend but would like to help, please visit Mike’s GO FUND ME page.
Tickets go on sale at 10 am on Friday, August 17th. Click HERE to purchase.