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Artists include hosts T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang along with special guests Moe Bandy, John Conlee, Wade Hayes, Terry McBride, Brandon Davis, Elizabeth Cook, Jake Hoot, Leon Everette, Paulette Carlson, Devon O’Day, Makenzie Phipps, and more!

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Moe BandyJohn ConleeWade HayesTerry McBrideBrandon DavisElizabeth CookJake HootLeon EveretteMakenzie Phipps, and Paulette Carlson (Highway 101) are the first round of artists announced to join hosts, T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang for Country For A Cause at Nashville’s 3rd & Lindsley, Wednesday, June 7 at 7 PM benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. The show is sponsored by Gus Arrendale and Springer Mountain Farms. Tickets are on sale now and are $45 for general admission or $300 for VIP tables.

To purchase tickets visit HERE.

“To say that Kelly and I are honored to once again host Country For A Cause is an understatement,” shares Sheppard. “It truly amazes us that this year’s group of legendary artists is the most diversified that we have ever had the pleasure of hosting. This is going to be an incredible show.”

“Excitement is building as Country for a Cause, an annual event benefitting Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital, is gearing up for its annual event. Thousands of dollars have been raised by our annual event up to this date and we are so excited to raise even more this year,” confides Country For A Cause President, Sherri Forrest. “Our concert will be held at 3rd and Lindsley once again this year because of their gracious support, superior sound system, and a listening room environment that is worthy of the talent who make this annual event a tremendous success. Over the years, this event has become known as the unofficial kick-off to the CMA Fan Fest since we hold it on Wednesday night before all of the festivities kick into action. When attendees purchase tickets to Country For A Cause, they are supporting children! Year after year, we continue to receive praise and acclamations on what a great show this is and we are most grateful. If past events are any indication, we expect another sold-out event this year.”

“Country for a Cause is one of my favorite annual events,” said Meredith “Mamie” Shepherd, Senior Program Manager for Seacrest Studios at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. “We are so fortunate to have T.G. Sheppard and Kelly Lang as wonderful hosts and supporters of our patients and families. Huge thanks to the entire team that puts on such a wonderful night of music to make a difference for the children who rely on us for care.”

About Country For A Cause:
Country For A Cause is an annual concert held just before the CMA Music Festival in Nashville. Artists who have performed throughout the years include Crystal Gayle, The Bellamy Brothers, Mark Wills, Ty Herndon, Doug Supernaw, Baillie and the Boys, Collin Raye, Billy Dean, Jeannie Seely, Jan Howard, John Rich, Ashton Shepherd, Leona Williams, Jody Miller, Lulu Roman, and countless others. In 2018, Country For A Cause teamed with Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt as the sole beneficiary of proceeds raised. For more information, visit and

About Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt:
Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt is one of the nation’s leading children’s hospitals, treating and helping to prevent a full range of pediatric health issues from colds and broken bones to complex heart diseases and cancer. Achieving 10 out of 10 nationally ranked pediatric specialties in 2022, Monroe Carell was again named among the nation’s “Best Children’s Hospitals” for the 16th consecutive year by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the hospital earned the distinction as the No. 1 pediatric hospital in Tennessee, and for the second year shares first place in the Southeast Region.

Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, a nonprofit organization, opened in 2004, expanded its physical space in 2012, and recently added four new floors encompassing 160,000 total sq. ft. The new expansion helps to advance the size and scope of the hospital’s mission. For more about Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt, visit

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Country For A Cause 2023