Kellie Pickler is set to perform at Charlie Daniels' upcoming Scholarship For Heroes Concert, slated for Tuesday, March 25 (at 7 p.m.) at Lipscomb University's Allen Arena. As the fifth annual event, this partnership (between Daniels and the university) promises to raise funds for veterans education.
The show also includes performances by Daniels, Clint Black, The Grascals, the Navy Band Sea Chanters and the American Hitmen.
“It’s an honor to be part of something special like the Charlie Daniels’ Scholarship for Heroes event,” says Black in an official statement on Monday (Feb. 10). “As if it weren’t enough that Charlie Daniels asked me to sing—our troops occupy a very special place in our history. We have to do our utmost to make sure the part we play in their history is worthy of their sacrifice and commitment."
He adds, "This event is playing a fantastic role, making higher education a reality for returning veterans. I’m thrilled to be a part of this special evening.”
The event was first launched in March 2010 as a way to bring awareness to the Veterans Yellow Ribbon education program.
“Our veterans know that freedom isn’t free, but we think their education should be. At Lipscomb we have a very unique opportunity to help open doors for our veterans through higher education,” explains Jim Humphrey, associate dean of campus life and director of veterans services at Lipscomb.
“We appreciate Charlie Daniels and his organization as well as those artists who have joined us for this event the past five years. The awareness and funds that they raise for our program are impacting the lives of our veterans and their families in significant ways.”
Event tickets are available through Middle Tennessee Daily and Twice Daily locations or at the Lipscomb University box office, or calling 615-966-7075.