Date(s) - Saturday, September 20, 2014
6:30 am - 10:30 am
Westhaven Town Center
Franklin 4 The Cure, an all day event which includes ‘Run 4 The Cure 5K Run/Walk’ and ‘Concert 4 The Cure,’ and takes place on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in the Westhaven community in West Franklin off New Highway 96W. The race portion of the event will take place in the morning with the concert in the evening. All events will fund the Franklin 4 the Cure Discovery Grant supporting important cancer research at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.
The Concert 4 The Cure, now in its 9th year, was started by the four sons of Theresa Stacey, after their beloved mother lost her twelve year battle with the disease in 2001. Her courageous fight became an inspiration to everyone she touched. The Stacey family has raised over $340,000 through these concerts and feels a sense of purpose behind their desire to organize them. ‘We are excited to have this opportunity to honor our mother with this eighth Concert 4 The Cure. We are fortunate to have so many caring people join us in our campaign to fight Cancer by funding research,’ they said.This year’s concert will feature Casey James, American Idol finalist, and Jeffrey Steele, 2013 Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee!
In 2010, on the heels of his Idol success, Casey James signed with Sony Music Nashville. But rather than rush an album to stores in order to capitalize on his TV fame, the musician decided to take a breath. “A fter a lifetime of work, this was my very first opportunity to truly get myself out there,” James says. “I’ve always heard the term ‘strike while the iron is hot,’ but for me, it would have been wrong. I wasn’t ready. I didn’t want to just throw things together, I wanted to make sure that they were right.” He immersed himself in Music Row, teaming with some of Nashville’s most legendary songwriters, from Randy Owen and Tom Douglas to Brett James and Scooter Carusoe. “I’ve always written songs on my own, so the co-writing experience was really enjoyable for me,” James says. “It’s humbling to sit down with somebody that has made a career doing what they love, and been successful at it.”
Among his many accolades, including 2013 Songwriter Hall of Fame Inductee, Jeffrey Steele has twice been named BMI Songwriter of the Year and the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) Songwriter of the Year three times! CMA has twice awarded him the coveted “Triple Play Award” for three No. 1 songs in a year (2010 & 2007). His country and A/C mega-hits include a string of chart toppers including: “Here,” “My Wish,” “Me and the Gang”, “These Days”, “Everyday”, and the groundbreaking “What Hurts The Most,” nominated for Best Country Song at the 2007 Grammy Awards. Additionally, he has won numerous BMI Country and Pop awards, as well as Music Row Magazine’s 2006 Songwriter of the Year Award.