Gill, Tillis, Messina Name Fan Fair Charities

For the first time in Fan Fair history, country artists will direct part of the proceeds to their favorite charities. Among the designees so far: Ronald McDonald House (Vince Gill and Pam Tillis ); Reading, Writing & Rhythm Foundation (Chely Wright ); Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure (Jo Dee Messina ); Country Music Retirement Center (The Wilkinsons ); and First Steps Inc. (Joe Diffie ). Fan Fair has named the Country Music Retirement Center and the Country Music Hall of Fame as officially designated non-profit organizations. The balance of proceeds will go to the CMA’s Special Fund, used to promote and develop country music. 05/24/01