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NASHVILLE— Country Music’s consummate caring artist, Vince Gill, is lending 
his musical talents once again on Tuesday, November 1 at the Country Music Hall
 of Fame and Museum for the Vince Gill & Friends Concert for STARS (Students
Taking A Right Stand) helping their important work of assisting young people 
throughout Middle Tennessee overcome tough social and emotional barriers to

Rodger Dinwiddie, STARS chief executive officer, said they are 
thrilled Gill, who has been such an amazing friend to the non-profit agency, is 
joined this year by Angie and Troy Gentry, of Montgomery Gentry, as event patron
 chairs for another star-studded evening for the students of STARS.

Event Co-Chairs, Christy Smith and Karla Calderon, said guests from Canada to Kansas and California as well as wonderful local supporters are expected to 
attend the spectacular evening with a Silent Auction featuring an array of trips, 
luxury items and the popular event related musical items.

“We are so honored Vince and his special guests will help STARS 
continue their critical service to Middle Tennessee families from helping teens 
cope with peer pressure, bullying, substance abuse and violence to the Kids On The Block puppetry program. Combined with incredible musical guests, the silent 
auction features an impressive array of items from the artists’ autographed
 guitars and hand-crafted Hinkle ladder back chairs to Titans and Predators 
sports packages,” Smith said.

Founded in 1984, STARS specialists operate in elementary to high 
schools serving more than 50 schools and community sites within a seven-county 
area helping tackle tough social and emotional issues including addressing youth 
substance use and abuse prevention. Their highly successful Kids On The Block 
puppetry program helps educate kindergarten through sixth grade students about
 health and social concerns that affect their lives while promoting an 
understanding and acceptance of all children and adults regardless of their 
differences.  STARS is a nationally recognized resource for training and 
professional consultation. 

“Tough economic times hits our youth even harder as many are ill-equipped to
 deal with this additional stress. Partnering with Vince on an event of this
 caliber stands to positively impact so many lives,” Dinwiddie stressed.

Vince Gill & Friends Concert for STARS is being presented Tuesday, November 1 
with a reception at 6:30 p.m. in the rotunda of the Country Music Hall of 
Fame and Museum followed by an 8:00 p.m. concert.  With limited seating, exclusive patron tickets are available for $275.00 which includes premium 
concert seating and a post-concert meet and greet with Vince Gill.  Individual
tickets are $175.00.   For more information, please email or call 615-983-6805.