Kenny Rogers will headline the 16th Annual Concert for Cumberland Heights. Set for September 25 at the historic Ryman Auditorium, proceeds will go to support the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Treatment at Cumberland Heights, an organization that helps adolescents ages 14 to 18 and their families find the best way to tackle the challenges they face and help support recovery.
“It is with great excitement and appreciation that I’ve been given this opportunity to perform in support of Cumberland Heights,” Kenny said. “This is obviously a worthy cause, and I have so much admiration for John Hiatt’s involvement and realization of the need for this program.
“I will actually do a song during the show written by John that I think shows the kind of person he is and the heart he has,” he continued. “It’s appropriately entitled ‘Have a Little Faith in Me.’ I simply want to do my share. I look forward to seeing everyone there. Together we can make a difference.”
“We are honored that Kenny Rogers has signed on to support such an important aspect of Cumberland Heights’ mission,” Jim Moore, Cumberland Heights CEO, said. “This fund has helped our adolescent services grow to be among the best in the country.”
Tickets for the concert go on sale Friday, July 19, at 10 a.m. Tickets will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Ryman box office and www.ryman.com. Additionally, a special online auction will run from July 19-August 2 at www.ryman.com. Fans can bid on VIP packages including front row tickets, meet and greet passes and signed Kenny Rogers memorabilia to benefit Cumberland Heights.
Kenny will be officially inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame during the Medallion Ceremony in Nashville in October. He will release his novel, What Are The Chances, on September 3 and the paperback version of his autobiography, Luck Or Something Like It, September 24. He is expected to release a new album this fall.