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Stars for Second Harvest Surpasses One Million Dollars in its 12th Year

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Host Craig Wiseman and Headliner Blake Shelton at The Ryman Auditorium

For the 12th consecutive year, acclaimed songwriter Craig Wiseman and his friends led a memorable night celebrating music and friendships, to bring their total to over 1 million dollars raised for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee since the event’s inception.

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Josh Osbourne, Shane McAnally and host Craig Wiseman
The evening’s  line-up included a Songwriters Round with Wiseman, Shane McAnally and Josh Osbourne and performances by Kane Brown, Chris Lane and Blake Shelton. Shelton stole the show with his flawless vocals as he sat on a stool with only his acoustic guitar on the historic Ryman stage – a rare treat for all fans, both new and old, at this stage of the entertainer’s career.

“Thanks to the generosity of the community and our partnerships with Craig Wiseman and O’Charley’s, we are able to truly make a difference in the lives of hungry children, seniors and families in Middle Tennessee,” said Nancy Keil-Culbertson, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at Second Harvest. “These donations will make a huge impact on our mission to feed the hungry and solve the hunger issues in our community.”

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Kane Brown

The 12th annual benefit concert, held Tuesday at the historic Ryman Auditorium, featured headliner Blake Shelton, who dazzled fans with his banter and his performance of his hit songs including “Came Here to Forget,” which is his current #1 single and “Boys ‘Round Here,” both co-written by Wiseman.

“It is truly a blessing to be able to touch the lives of so many who struggle to find a meal,” said Wiseman. “I’m forever thankful for the years of generous support by our sponsor O’Charley’s, and I’m always blown away and love, love, love those fans that fill the historic Ryman every year and support this show. I could hug every one of them. They are the BEST!!!”

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Chris Lane

Since its inception 12 years ago, the annual event has now raised enough money to provide over 4 million meals to Middle Tennesseans at risk of hunger.

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Headliner Blake Shelton

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