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Storytellers Presented By Great Clips to Benefit St. Jude

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (May 16, 2017) – Storytellers presented by Great Clips, an evening with Kasey Kahne, Tucker Beathard and Casey Beathard to benefit St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital will be held May 18 in Charlotte.

NASCAR Cup Series driver Kasey Kahne is hosting an exclusive “behind the music” style event to benefit the St. Jude. This unique event for foundation sponsors will feature memorable acoustic performances by Nashville singer/songwriter Tucker Beathard (who continues his “meteoric rise” (MSN) following his debut smash hit single) singer/songwriter Casey Beathard (highly respected for hits written for superstars Kenny Chesney, Eric Church and more.) As noted by Billboard “Beathard blood has deep roots in country music and sports,” with the intimate evening set to see the father and son share the personal stories behind their music and perform stripped down versions of those songs.

The evening will be emceed by sports reporter, Marty Smith, who covers a variety of sports for ESPN’s news and information platforms.

St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital provides children with access to more life-saving treatments and clinical trials than any other cancer treatment facility in the region. Because of their commitment to excellence in pediatric oncology care, this facility is an excellent beneficiary for the Kasey Kahne Foundation, which has worked to help chronically ill children and their families since 2005.

If you’re a Kasey fan, or Marty fan, or Beathard fan, be sure to join in on the fun via the Storytellers Online Auction at http://KKF17.gesture.com The auction will go live on May 18th and is open to everyone. Bid on NASCAR, sports, and music memorabilia, as well as suite tickets to special events, vacations and more! These prizes are all up for grabs, and all offer a chance to support the efforts of the Kasey Kahne Foundation. There will also be chances to bid on a personalized message from Kahne himself to one of his fans. It’s perfect for the big Kasey fan in your life, or an awesome way to treat yourself! Win this item, and Kasey will personalize a birthday message, or just a sincere hello and thank you to the biggest Kasey fan in your life!

About the Kasey Kahne Foundation
The Kasey Kahne Foundation is a 501(c) 3 committed to raising awareness and funds for charities supporting chronically ill children and their families. Since 2005, Kasey has dedicated countless hours by visiting with ill children, granting their wishes and speaking to groups of school-aged children about the importance of education. To learn more about fundraising events and supporting the KKF, please visit www.kaseykahnefoundation.org.

About St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital
St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital located in Charlotte, North Carolina treats children with cancer and a wide range of blood disorders. Our doctors are board-certified, and they have deep experience treating children and young adults. This team unites the world-class research and treatment capabilities of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, and is the only St. Jude affiliate in the Carolinas. We’re also one of only two St. Jude affiliate clinics in the nation with access to both St. Jude clinical trials and Children’s Oncology Group. That means our patients have access to the widest-possible range of advanced treatments.

About Tucker Beathard:
Beathard will continue to prove that his live show “speaks louder than anything else,” (Rolling Stone) when he plays some of the biggest festivals of the summer with stops at Stagecoach Festival, Summerfest, Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival, Lollapalooza 2017 and more. Recently marking over 40 million streams worldwide, as he continues “generally blowing folks’ minds with his catalog of heartbreak-heavy tunes” (Vice).  Following a breakout 2016, that saw Beathard further his “meteoric rise,” (MSN) with the success of his debut Top 5 summer anthem “Rock On,” taken from his six-track FIGHT LIKE HELL EP, which showcases his self-taught musicianship, with lead guitar and drum credits throughout the collection. Beathard is turning heads with his homegrown sound demonstrated by his current single “Momma And Jesus,” with Noisey recognizing “those guitar licks.  Listen to the flames wrapping around that guitar and try to get the fire that they light in your brain to stop… This is hot, smokin’, Southern rockin’, good old-fashioned tuneage.” For more information and a full list of dates visit www.tuckerbeathard.com.

About Casey Beathard:
Moved to Nashville in 1991 after graduating from Elon College (NC) & playing the Northern Va. Bars long enough to know music was all he wanted to do. He chose music over “the family business” of football. His father is a multiple Super Bowl champion as a former GM of the Dolphins, Redskins & San Diego Chargers. His brothers are a coach & scout @ the Pro & college levels. He later in life combined making music with his story telling & next thing ya know Nashville called his heart like it does all country music artists. Beathard worked 2 jobs a day, The Country music Hall of fame by day & The Bluebird cafe by night. Talk about a learning experience, these jobs were very instrumental in the networking process. Casey became a demo singer & then a recording artist on Capitol records for a short time. Having kids & beginning to get recordings of songs he wrote made it easy to decide to just write songs. Beathard has been BMI & NSAI Songwriter of the year in both ’04 & ’08 and has written songs for Kenny Chesney, George Strait, Tim McGraw, Eric Church, Trace Adkins, Rodney Atkins, Leanne Wommack, Tracy Lawrence, Tracy Byrd, Chris Stapelton, Garth Brooks, Billy Ray Cyrus, Billy Currington & more. He has over 20 top 10 records including 8 # 1 records. He has been nominated for 2 Grammys & 1 ACM Song of The Year.

About Great Clips:
Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 4,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips is 100-percent franchised, and salons are owned locally by more than 1,200 franchisees across North America. Great Clips franchisees employ nearly 40,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn the Great Clips customer care system and advanced technical skills. As a walk-in salon, Great Clips provides value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments are needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. Getting a great haircut is more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In and Clip Notes®. To check-in online, visit GreatClips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit GreatClips.com.

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