RODNEY ATKINS JOINS SUPERSTAR LINE-UP FOR 11TH ANNUAL
CHRISTMAS 4 KIDS CONCERT AT THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM
Nashville, Tenn. (August 14, 2012) – Christmas 4 Kids is delighted to announce the addition of country star Rodney Atkins to its already star-filled line-up set to perform at the 11th Anniversary of The Charlie Daniels Band & Friends Concert to benefit Christmas 4 Kids (a division of Christmas For Kids, Inc.). Atkins will join previously-announced performers Phil Vassar and Thompson Square on Monday, November 19, 2012, at the historic Ryman Auditorium. Fan club pre-sale tickets are available starting September 15 and all other tickets will be available starting September 29 on the Christmas 4 Kids website, with best seating priced at $60 and tier 2 seating priced at $32.50. Visit www.christmas4kids.org for more line-up announcements or to purchase tickets.
"Christmas 4 Kids is such a great organization and I'm excited to be a part of it again," said Atkins. "It's gratifying as an artist to be able to give back in some way to benefit children and families in need, especially during the holiday season."
Award-winning singer/songwriter Rodney Atkins has an impressive track record with hitting on sentiments that strike a chord with the country listener. Atkins has landed six No. 1 hits, including the most recent platinum-selling chart-topper, "Take A Back Road," and has over five million single sales in the past five years alone.
The new album, TAKE A BACK ROAD (released Oct. 4, 2011), has helped propel Rodney to even higher heights with the out-of-the-box smash, "Take A Back Road," and latest single, "Just Wanna Rock N’ Roll," a laid back summer anthem written by Rodney Clawson and Chris Tompkins.
In 2006, Rodney was named ACM's Top New Male Vocalist while also garnering back-to-back recognition with Billboard's Most Played Song of the Year Award for "If You're Going Through Hell" (2006) and "Watching You" (2007). Since the start of his success, Rodney has appeared on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno,Jimmy Kimmel Live!, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Early Show on CBS, Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, CNN Headline News and many more. He is also the national spokesperson the National Council for Adoption. For more information on Rodney Atkins, visit www.rodneyatkins.com.
Christmas 4 Kids is a not-for-profit organization that has been in existence for over 25 years providing many children, each year, with their very own shopping spree. The funds generated by the concert, and the Tour Bus Show/Artist Meet and Greet event, are used to give over 400 children from 29 different schools a day-long shopping excursion. The special day consists of a chauffeured trip from their school aboard an entertainer's luxury tour bus, lunch and a party hosted by Santa and Mrs. Claus. To wrap up the day, the tour buses journey to the Hendersonville, Tenn., Walmart, where the kids receive a brand new winter coat and $150.00 to spend on anything they want!
About Christmas 4 Kids:
For over twenty-five years, Christmas 4 Kids has been providing children in the Middle Tennessee area with this unique opportunity to experience Christmas in a new way. Last year, Christmas 4 Kids was able to give 450 children in the Middle Tennessee area a ride on a celebrity tour bus, a party with Santa and Mrs. Claus and the chance to buy presents for their friends and family at a local Wal-Mart. Proceeds from the 2012 Celebrity Golf Tournament, Christmas 4 Kids Concert and other events throughout the year will go to make this reality again in December 2012.
For Christmas 4 Kids
Webster & Associates Public Relations & Marketing
Caitlin DeForest / [email protected] / 615-777-6995 x240
For Rodney Atkins
Essential Broadcast Media, 615-327-3255
Ebie McFarland / [email protected]
Leigh Parr / [email protected]