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April 21, 2021

Country music benefit concert to support veterans

Country music superstar Collin Raye and Nashville recording artist/Hank Williams Revisited Tim Hadler are coming together on stage for a benefit concert performance to support veterans.

Raye, a country music hitmaker and 10-time Male Vocalist of the Year nominee, and Hadler, best known for his work channeling country music legend Hank Williams, will perform at the Singers for Soldiers Tour on Saturday, April 24, at The Center for Rural Development.

The concert, which starts at 7 p.m., is set to open with performances from Cumberland Country’s Mary Ann Callarman, Garold Sowder, Henry York, Jay York, Jim Stout, Mitch Compton, and JR. Smith followed by a special guest appearance by Jeff Watson.

The event will benefit GUMI (Glad U Made It) Camp USA, the Charlie Daniels Journey Home Project, and Operation Song. A love offering will be taken for veterans.

Ticket Information
Tickets are $20 if purchased in advance and $24 at the door. For tickets, call the Box Office at 606-677-6000, stop by The Center, or order online at 

Collin Raye
Country music superstar Collin Raye has always been a great storyteller and he’s built a multi-platinum career. Since signing with Epic Records in 1990, Raye has placed more than 30 singles on the chart, including such No. 1 hits as “Love, Me, “In This Life,” “My Kind of Girl” and “I Can Still Feel You.” His debut album, “All I Can Be,” was the first of four consecutive albums released by Raye to achieve platinum certification in the United States signifying sales of one million copies each. “Little Red Rodeo,” “That’s My Story,” “I Think About You,” “One Boy, One Girl” and “Not That Different” are all among his hits.

On his new album “Scars,” Raye is once again wrapping his distinctive voice around a compelling collection of tunes. In addition to writing nearly every song on the 14-track set, the album features collaborations with Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, and The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach. This is Raye’s first new album of all-new material in more than 10 years.

Tim Hadler
Nashville recording artist Tim Hadler is best known for channeling country music legend Hank Williams. Hadler is founder of the Hank Williams Revisited Show in Branson, Missouri, and performs many of Williams’ greatest hits on stage there and on tour across the United States.

A native of Washington State, he grew up on a farm with a love for music. Soon after graduating, Hadler moved to Nashville to pursue a career in music. His musical resume includes performances on the Grand Ole Opry, the Crook and Chase Show, and RFD TV’s Midway Country. Early last year, Hadler’s debut single made it to #94 on the Music Row Chart and was followed by a later single that made it to #60. His current single, “Running Around,” has received great feedback and is projected to keep climbing!

Realizing there was a need for a place for veterans to go after coming home, he founded GUMI CAMP USA. Veterans that are in need of healing and support may reside at GUMI Camp, a 258-acre track in southeast Taney County, Missouri, without cost to them and grow at their own pace.










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