Country music filled the night for a sold out concert at at 3rd & Lindsley in Nashville for the third annual Dottie West Birthday Bash, sponsored by Springer Mountain Farms and hosted by Country music royalty and fifty-two year member of the Grand Ole Opry, Jeannie Seely. The star studded event raised over $28,300 in funds for the Nashville Musicians Association with 100% of all money going to the Musician’s Emergency Relief Fund. Additional donations to the Musician’s Emergency Relief Fund can be made here.
The evening included a special welcome and introduction by Charlie Monk with a stellar line-up of performances by Bill Anderson and his Po Folks Band, Tim Atwood, John Berry, Buddy Cannon, Melonie Cannon, Michele Capps, Peter Cooper, Danny Davis, Steve Dorff, Erin Enderlin, Tess Frizzell, Jamey Johnson, Jon Randall, John Schneider, Jeannie Seely, Bobby Tomberlin, Dallas Wayne and Kenna West along with special guests and surprises.
“This was one more example of WHY I’m so proud of our Country Music community!! All of the sponsors, artists, Musicians, organizers, volunteers, and most of all, the fans and supporters were on top of their games for this event!!! Our thanks and appreciation to Ron Brice and his staff at 3rd and Lindsley, as they go that extra mile for us,” exclaimed Jeannie Seely. “And didn’t we have fun??!!!”
“Country sunshine was in abundance among both the performers and the audience, and I’m sure Dottie was beaming down with pride knowing that her annual birthday celebration continues to help those in need and to honor others,” commented Committee member, Ron Harman. “Her legacy lives on.”
In addition to celebrating Dottie’s birthday and honoring her, the event also honors a musician or artist who (like her) has made an indelible impact on country music. This year the event honored Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Songwriters Hall of Fame member, Bill Anderson.
The first year the Dottie West Birthday Bash honored Musicians Hall of Fame member and North Carolina Hall of Fame member, Jimmy Capps. Last year the event honored the three Country Music Hall of Fame inductees – Dottie, Ricky Skaggs, and Johnny Gimble.