Of course the person whom this foundation was named after Nikki Mitchell was the business manager for Country Music Legend Waylon Jennings for 22 years and in 2013 she died of pancreatic cancer. That awful disease has claimed the lives of many of our beloved Legends in the near past the likes of Jim Ed Brown and Ray Price.
This from their website:
Proceeds of the event will benefit the Nikki Mitchell Foundation and its “Bridge of Wings” initiative, a gas card program designed to lessen the burden of transportation costs associated with Pancreatic Cancer patients receiving treatment or participating clinical trials. “Nashville is home to the largest number of clinical trials in the world. The fact that some people cannot participate in these potentially life saving trials simply because they cannot afford the gas it takes to get to and from treatment centers is unacceptable” says Nikki Mitchell Foundation President, Rhonda Miles, “We’re gonna do something about that.”
Jamey Johnson, Shooter Jennings and Jessi Colter will perform along with Julie Roberts whom is having Shooter and BCR (Black Country Rock) produce her new album which will be HIGHLY anticipated by me. As well as pop country star Jarrod Neimann and another great artist I have kept an eye on Waylon Payne.
Other artists include Alyssa Bonagura, Chris Hennessee, Whiskey Meyers and Carter’s Chord. Now all of these past benefit shows have quickly sold out tickets so be SURE to get yours NOW! You can purchase tickets by clicking on the link up there for a very reasonable price, and your money goes to a darn good cause!