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T.J. Martell Foundation: A Star-Studded Bravo!
A long and winding who's who list of top celebrities literally "teamed" up to participate in the Nashville division of the T.J. Martell Foundation's eighth year of fundraising events prior to this year's CMA Awards. All monies raised during the weekend will benefit the Frances Williams Preston Laboratories at the Vanderbilt Cancer Center. Kicking off traditionally with the Annual BMI Cocktail Reception, held at Nashville's Graham Central Station, this year's competitive events again included the Music Row Celebrity Tennis Tournament, the Sprint Music Row Celebrity Golf Tournament hosted by Vince Gill and the Music Row Bowling Bash and Billiards Tournament, emceed by TNN's Prime Time Country host Gary Chapman. Traditionally, the weekend of events is the Foundation's largest fundraiser of the year in Nashville. Though closed to the public, thousands of people from the Nashville entertainment industry regularly participate in the events, last year raising more than $230,000 for the Foundation. Celebrities confirmed earlier to participate in the annual events include: Mindy McCready, Vince Gill, Chad Brock, Mac Davis, Shannon Brown, Keith Gattis, Jan Howard, Cledus T. Judd, Mark Wills, Toby Keith, Shane Minor, Steve Cropper, Jason Sellers, Wynonna, Danni Leigh, The Warren Brothers, Andy Gibbs, Skip Ewing, Wade Hayes and Joel Sonnier.
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