By Radio.com Staff
This morning, CBS Radio announced the first ever “Stars and Strings” concert event, featuring the biggest names in country music including Dierks Bentley, Gary Allan, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Justin Moore, Kip Moore, Lee Brice, Little Big Town and The Band Perry.
The stripped-down acoustic concert will see all of the artists perform solo and in various combinations for our nation’s heroes and their families on Veterans Day, November 11, at the Chicago Theatre.
As a tribute to those who currently serve or have previously served in our armed forces, a portion of the proceeds will benefit Folds of Honor, which provides educational support to spouses and children of America’s fallen and wounded soldiers. There are more than one million dependents adversely affected by military deployments and of that number, nearly nine out of ten do not qualify for federal scholarship assistance.
The Stars and Strings concert is presented by The United Association’s Veterans in Piping Program, offering returning veterans a career in the Union Pipe Trades.
In a press statement, Bentley said, “The tickets are going to benefit the Folds of Honor, a foundation that is really important to me, that helps the children of deceased and wounded veterans go to college. It’s going to be fun—a chance to play country music, honor our veterans and raise money for a great cause. That’s awesome for me, and I feel lucky to be a part of it.”
More artists and surprise special guests are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.
Tickets are sold out. A limited number of tickets will also be available to win by listening to CBS RADIO’s country music and news/talk stations.
More information on the show, participating artist news and opportunities to enter the Radio.com VIP sweepstakes can be found on the show’s official website: StarsandStrings.com.