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Title
A NIGHT TO BELIEVE: NASHVILLE SONGWRITERS HOSTING EVENT TO HELP BUILD NEW TRANSPLANT PROGRAM AT CHILDREN’S OF ALABAMA
Date
06/07/2012
Description

BIRMINGHAM (August 11, 2011) - Four of country music's most famous singer-songwriters, including Grammy Award-winner Craig Wiseman, will perform at WorkPlay (500 23rd Street Str. South) on Tuesday, Oct. 4.

The one-night-only Believe concert will feature Wiseman, Bob DiPiero, Tony Mullins and Jeffery Steele - collectively known as The Hitmen of Music Row of country music and reality TV fame - performing in an intimate setting. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pediatric Transplant Program at Children's of Alabama.

The event includes a pre-concert reception of heavy hors d'oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Sponsorships are priced from $250 to $5,000. All sponsor tickets include admission to the reception, priority seating at the concert and complimentary table service throughout the evening. Select sponsorships include additional exclusive opportunities, including a meet-and-greet with the songwriters. Sponsorship levels include:

• Chart Topper Sponsor: Tickets for both the reception and the concert, a private meet-and-greet with the songwriters and recognition in grand opening of the transplant program.
• Hall of Fame Sponsor: Tickets to the reception and the concert, recognition in all marketing materials and autographed merchandise.
• Entertainer of the Year Sponsor: Tickets to the reception and the concert, recognition in the event's program and on event web page.
• Song of the Year Sponsor: Tickets to the reception and the concert and recognition in the program.
• People's Choice Sponsor: Tickets to both the reception and the concert.

A limited number of individual general admission tickets at $35 will be available to purchase after September 1. For sponsorship opportunities or ticket information, contact Misty Farmer at 205-939-9956 or misty.farmer@childrensal.org

During the performance Wiseman, DiPiero, Mullins and Steele will perform their famous songs and also share stories about the performers who recorded their songs. The Hitmen of Music Row have written some of the most famous songs in country music, including:
• Tim McGraw's Live Like You Were Dying and Southern Voice
• Believe, recorded by both Brooks & Dunn and Jennifer Hudson
• Oak Ridge Boys' American Made
• Montgomery Gentry's If You Ever Stop Loving Me
• Vince Gill's Worlds Apart
• George Strait's Blue Clear Sky
• Brooks & Dunn's You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out Of the Girl
• Martina McBride's There You Are
• Rascal Flatts' Me & My Gang and Here
• Van Zant's Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do
• Craig Morgan's Little Bit Of Life
• LeAnn Rimes' Something's Gotta Give
• Phil Vasser's Let's Get Together
• Steve Holy's Brand New Girlfriend

For more information about The Hitmen of Music Row, including highlights of the television show, visit www.thehitmenofmusicrow.com or www.myspace.com/thehitmenofmusicrow.

About Craig Wiseman:
Craig Wiseman is one of Nashville's most celebrated songwriters and has played a significant role in shaping country music. To date, Wiseman has had more than 300 cuts, 100 singles, 19 number one hits and has had songs on more than 80 million records sold. He has won countless awards, including a Grammy for Tim McGraw's 10-week number one hit, Live Like You Were Dying. He was named Songwriter of the Year three times and won Song of the Year awards in consecutive years. His song Believe has crossed genres by being recorded by both Brooks & Dunn and Jennifer Hudson. In 2009, Wiseman was honored as Songwriter of the Decade. He has written songs for Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith.

About Bob DiPiero:
Bob DiPiero is one of Nashville's most consistent and prolific writers and he has remained at the top of his profession more than two decades. His long string of hits includes the Oak Ridge Boys' American Made, Montgomery Gentry's If You Ever Stop Loving Me, Vince Gill's Worlds Apart, Shenandoah's The Church On Cumberland Road, Ricochet's Daddy's Money, George Strait's Blue Clear Sky, Brooks & Dunn's You Can't Take the Honky Tonk Out Of the Girl and Martina McBride's There You Are. DiPiero was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2007 and most recently celebrated his latest number one hit with Tim McGraw's Southern Voice.

About Tony Mullins:
Tony Mullins has had several songs recorded by artists like Tim McGraw, Clay Walker, John Michael Montgomery and Lonestar. He has written the songs Me & My Gang by Rascal Flatts, Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do by Van Zant, Little Bit Of Life by Craig Morgan and Something's Gotta Give by LeAnn Rimes. Mullins' latest hit is Phil Vassar's current single, Let's Get Together.

About Jeffery Steele:
Jeffrey Steele is a multi-talented, Grammy-nominated writer, performer and producer, and is also a five-time Songwriter of the Year winner. With a new generation of classic songs such as What Hurts The Most, My Wish, My Town, Hell Yeah, These Days, The Cowboy In Me, Speed, Chrome, Unbelievable, Me And My Gang, Help Somebody, Gone, and Brand New Girlfriend, he has help shaped a new era for country music with timeless songs garnering an amazing 25 million airplays over the last 13 years. Add to that 25 song awards, 11 number one songs, a triple play award for three number one songs in one year and multi-platinum records as a producer for Montgomery Gentry, Keith Anderson and rocker John Waite. Steele's most recent number one hit song was Here by Rascal Flatts.

About Children's of Alabama:
Children's of Alabama is the only medical center in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children and is one of the 10 busiest pediatric medical centers in the nation. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. Ten of its divisions - pulmonology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, urology, neonatology, cancer, cardiology, gastroenterology, endocrinology and nephrology-are ranked in the Top 50 Children's Hospital Programs by US News & World Report. For more information, visit www.childrensal.org,  facebook.com/childrenshospitalofalabama or twitter.com/ChildrensAL.

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Contact: Rachel Olis 205/558-2977 (rachel.olis@childrensal.org)