Country Music Night & Silent Auction
Sponsored by Phenix Fire Helmets
Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance and Phenix Technology, Inc. present Breaking the Silence, featuring an acoustic evening with country superstar, Collin Raye. Opening for Collin Raye is The Kate Hasting Band (Award winning, 2015 & 2016 CMA Emerging Artists) and firefighter/country music singer Paul Cummings (American Firefighter & We Remember).
October 18, 2017
Doors open at 6pm
Show starts at 7pm
City Winery Nashville
609 Lafayette St., Nashville, TN
Ticket prices are as follows:
Premier seats in 2nd – 6th row tables: $40
VIP seats (Elevated seating in the rear): $35
Reserved seats in 7th – 18th row tables: $30
Balcony reserved seats: $25
FBHA is a non-profit organization that travels across the U.S. and Canada presenting behavioral health workshops on PTSD, depression, addictions, and suicide awareness/prevention. FBHA is the only organization in the U.S. that tracks and validates firefighter and EMS suicides. Proceeds from ticket sales will support FBHA’s mission of Saving Those Who Save Others.
About the performers:
Born Floyd Elliot Wray on August 22, 1960 in De Queens, Arkansas, country artist Collin Raye was one of the true hit makers of the 1990’s. Collin still continues to crank out soulful, heartfelt material with the honesty and richness that is signature to his vocals alone. With 24 top ten records, 16 #1 hits, and having been a 10 time male vocalist of the year nominee (5 CMA and 5 ACM), this truly electrifying performer of his era remains one of the great voices of our time.
Collin Raye is nothing if not passionate. His soulful delivery has set country standards in such searing ballads as “Love, Me,” “In This Life,” “Not That Different” and “If I were you”. Always an energizing showman, he has also blazed through such vivid rockers as “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Can Still Feel You” and “I Want You Bad.”
Collin shot to fame with “Love, Me” in 1991. Listeners were so moved by this golden and pure voice that this song set the cornerstone for a career built on meaningful and emotional songs that have often been used for weddings, anniversaries, memorial services and funerals. When “Little Rock”, an anthem for those struggling with addition recovery, hit the chart in 1994, its video led to over 100,000 phone calls to Alcoholics Anonymous from folks seeking help in their addictions. “Not That Different” was a song that pleaded for tolerance. “In This Life” became a wedding favorite, and “I Think About You” won awards for its song and video which exposed the exploitation of women and children.
Collin Raye has consistently used his stardom to advance social causes. Among the organizations he has supported are Boys Town, First Steps, Al-Anon, Special Olympics, Country Cares About AIDS, Catholic Relief Services, Parade of Pennies, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, The Tennessee Task Force Against Domestic Violence, The Emily Harrison Foundation, Childhelp USA, Silent Witness National Initiative, Easter Seals, The Life and Hope Network, and Make a Difference Day. It came as no surprise when in 2001 at the Country Radio Seminar, Clint Black presented Collin Raye with the organization’s Humanitarian of the Year award in recognition of Collin’s issue-oriented music and his tireless charity work.
The man who has topped the charts with such great songs as “On the Verge,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “What the Heart Wants,” “Every Second”, “That Was a River”, “Anyone Else”, and “If I were you” continues to touch hearts across the globe in both traditional and new ways . Collin Raye’s new outreach is very personal. In 2010, after the loss of his precious 10 year old grandchild, Haley, Collin and his daughter Britanny (Haley’s mother) established The Haley Bell Blessed Chair Foundation to honor her memory. The Foundation supports and assists families of the cognitively and physically disabled with a primary emphasis on supplying wheelchairs and other necessary medical equipment to elevate the quality of life for the disabled family member in need. Collin wrote a very special song for Haley called, “She’s with me”, which carries a powerful message for families of special needs children. Additionally, in 2011 Collin released his first inspirational album, His Love Remains, which quickly shot to #1 on Amazon for inspirational and religious music. Collin continues to perform his traditional country music across America and abroad and has added Christian and Catholic concerts to his tour schedule as well. His autobiography, That’s My Story: The Undefeated Life of Collin Raye, is set for release in early 2014. He currently resides in Nashville, TN with his daughter, Britanny and granddaughter, Mattie.
For more information about Collin Raye, visit www.collinraye.com.
The Kate Hasting Band
Kate Hasting, Josh Beale and Cam Smith
With a sound competitive in today’s country market while still reminiscent of each member’s Midwest farm upbringing, the Kate Hasting Band – comprised of lead vocalist Kate Hasting, lead vocalist and guitarist Josh Beale and drummer Cam Smith – offers Nashville a “traditional meets pop country” sound that few acts have mastered.
In 2013, the band released Country Music, an EP recorded with Grammy-winning Nashville producer Chad Carlson and co-produced by Rob McNelley. The release of the EP lead to Kate Hasting Band opening for national touring acts Kellie Pickler, Craig Morgan, Randy Houser, Parmalee, Colt Ford, Joe Diffie, Larry Gatlin, Sunny Ledfurd and more.
Inaddition to an impressive tour schedule, the band has been tapped to sing the National Anthem for Vanderbilt University, performed on The Billy Block Show, was highlighted as Artist of the Month by SESAC, named to NSAI’s “One to Watch” list, were chosen to play the music of Taylor Swift and Johnny Cash for the Madame Tussauds Nashville unveiling event, and are included among the Country Music Association’s Emerging Artists during this year’s CMA Music Festival.
Kate Hasting Band will release a new EP later this year they wrote and co-produced with Tyler Smyth (Danger Kids). in Los Angeles. It will feature Behind the Bleachers, whose video aired on GAC, the Country Network, and Heartland. The video earned producer, Nishan Gilment, a regional Emmy nomination.
To learn more about the Kate Hasting Band, visit www.katehasting.com.
Paul Cummings is from Bergen, NY, a small farm town that sits between Rochester and Buffalo. A husband and father of two, Paul has also served as a Volunteer Firefighter for the last 16 years, following in the footsteps of his Father.
Paul is a singer/songwriter who wrote, “The Firefighter Song”, which sparked a nationwide tour called The American Firehouse Tour. From 2010 – 2014, Paul traveled the country to perform at Fire Stations, Festivals, and Memorials to help remember those we’ve lost, and honor those who continue to serve selflessly whenever the pager goes off.
After a few years off, Paul returned to the music scene again this year, writing and recording a song for the Firefighter Behavioral Health Alliance, called “We Remember”. The song is a tribute to mental stresses we all endure as First Responders. For some, the job is simply too much to handle at times. He hopes this song will help make those people realize they are not alone. We’re on the same team on and off the truck; no person left behind!
Paul is gearing up for the return of the American Firehouse Tour in 2018. With a new vision, new focus, and new sense of purpose, Paul hopes to help build a trend in the Volunteer Fire Service, one that restores faith, pride, and confidence in our organizations; one that the community cherishes, not forgets. Paul hopes to inspire talented people (from all walks of life) to focus more of their energy on First Responders nationwide, through his music, story, and message. It’s a show he hopes will also help inspire the next generation to step up, before it’s too late. It’s hard to conceive that in some areas around the country, when you call 911, you may or may not receive help, but it’s becoming a scary reality. It’s a reality that needs to change, now!
And that’s the mission!
If you want to learn more or simply say hi, you can contact Paul directly by visiting www.pauljcummings.com.
A special thank you to the Sponsors that helped make this amazing event possible.
HALL OF FAME SPONSOR SILVER SPONSOR SPONSOR IN KIND