Trace Adkins to Headline February 21st Songwriter’s Night

BrightStone’s 11th Annual “Music That Touches the Heart” benefit will be held on Thursday evening, February 21, 2013 in Liberty Hall at the Factory at Franklin.  The evening will feature BrightStone friend, Trace Adkins. “This year will hold several ‘firsts’ for us,” stated Brenda Hauk, Executive Director.  “This is our first year under the leadership of Event Chair, Regg Swanson, as he graciously initiates our 11th Songwriters Night with a tribute to Dr. Craig Ferrell, who was our beloved founder of Songwriters Night and served as event chair for its first ten years.  We welcome Regg as our new event chair and are so grateful for his leadership.  And we are thrilled to announce that for the first time ever we welcome presenting sponsors STAR PT and Vanderbilt Bone & Joint.  We appreciate their commitment and support of BrightStone’s mission.  It will be an extra special evening!” Trace Adkins is one of Country music's most versatile and accomplished entertainers.  A member of the Grand Ole Opry, he has released ten studio albums, three greatest hits packages, thirty chart singles. He has racked up four Grammy nominations, five ACM and CMT awards. Trace has made his mark as a TV and film actor, a voiceover artist, an author, a social commentator, a participant on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice — and even the inspiration for a series of comic books.  He gives of his time and talent to help many less fortunate. Reservations for “Music That Touches the Heart” are $125 per person; tables of eight can be purchased for $1,000. Patron Tables are available for $2,500 and Sponsor Tables are available for $5,000.   The evening will include dinner, an evening of music featuring Trace Adkins and friends, and a silent auction. Reservations are available online at, by phone (615-790-4888), and through the mail (P.O. Box 682966, Franklin, TN 37068). Seats and tables can be purchased through February 14 or until space is filled. “Music That Touches the Heart” is a yearly benefit that features outstanding performers in an intimate setting. Funds raised from the evening support BrightStone’s adults who live each day with developmental disabilities.  

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