If there’s one thing the country music community is good at, it’s getting together to raise awareness for a good cause.
Wade Hayes, a hit country artist and colon cancer survivor, is teaming up with special guests Miranda Lambert, Kix Brooks and Steve Wariner to bring “Country Hits Back” to the small town of Franklin right outside of Nashville. Hayes will be hosting the exclusive show, which will benefit Vanderbilt’s Ingram Cancer Center. As a survivor himself, Hayes plans for this night to be one for the books in order to raise awareness against the bitter disease that almost took his life and to honor those who took care of him while he was sick.
“I give the glory to God and credit to Dr. [Jordan] Berlin and the staff at Vanderbilt for being alive today,” said Hayes recently.
Getting a top of the line group of performers is also something Hayes knows will help out the cause in greater ways than imagined.
“I am absolutely thrilled that Miranda, Kix and Steve are taking the time out of their busy schedules to join us, and we’re looking forward to a great night of music for a cause that will always be near and dear to my heart.”
Hayes went through a lengthy battle with colorectal cancer, in which he received chemotherapy and removal surgery during his first round with the disease and additional treatments when he was rediagnosed. He has now been cancer-free for a few years and after given the great advice by his doctors, Hayes released an album called, “Go Live Your Life,” last year.
Taking the words to heart, Hayes is thrilled to host the concert at the Franklin Theater on March 2. Tickets are still available, but act fast because with a line-up and an incredible cause like this, they definitely won’t last.