Three-time Grammy award-winning singer Keb’ Mo’ lent his talents to the Healing Hands Helping Heroes benefit.
The benefit, which sought to raise funds for the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN) and REBOOT Combat Recovery, took place yesterday at The Rosewall in Nashville, Tenn. The entertainment lineup included Keb’ Mo’, Richie McDonald of Lonestar, Tim Rushlow formerly of Little Texas and Larry Stewart of Restless Heart.
The money raised from this year’s benefit will go to support therapy for over 500 service members and their families, as well as provide continued learning opportunities and support to the Middle Tennessee AORN Chapter and REBOOT Combat Recovery. Healing Hands Helping Heroes plans to make this benefit an annual event to aid non-profit organizations and the people it serves.
About Healing Hands Helping Heroes: Healing Hands Helping Heroes is an annual charity event that seeks to benefit non-profit organizations and veterans. Money raised from their events goes towards providing support to various non-profit organizations that aid veterans, as well as the service members and families themselves. This year’s event provided funds to over 500 service members and their families to assist in therapy treatment.
About The Association of periOperative Nurses (AORN): AORN was established in 1954 as a non-profit and membership organization that seeks to promote safety and optimal outcomes by providing practice support and professional development to perioperative nurses. Today, it includes more than 275 chapters in the U.S. More information can be found at www.aorn.org.
About REBOOT Combat Recovery: Founded by a licensed occupational therapist specializing in traumatic brain injury and PTSD, REBOOT has been providing support to combat veterans and their families since 2011. Its faith-based courses address the spiritual wounds of war, focusing on identity issues, false guilt, forgiveness and building a healing environment. More information can be found at rebootrecovery.com.
President and Mrs. Obama will host a celebration of American music by inviting various artists to the East Room of the White House for a special PBS-televised concert held on October 14th, and premiering on January 8th on PBS.
“A Celebration of American Creativity: In Performance at the White House” will feature appearances by Keb’ Mo’, Smokey Robinson, James Taylor, Buddy Guy, Queen Latifah, Usher, Trombone Shorty, MC Lyte, Audra McDonald, Esperanza Spalding, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Carol Burnett.
The event commemorates the 50th anniversary of Lyndon Johnson’s National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act
Also planned is a Michelle Obama student workshop with Smokey Robinson, Keb’ Mo’, MC Lyte, Esperanza Spalding and others before the evening performance.
Keb’ Mo’s latest album BLUESAmericana has been nominated for Best Americana Album, as well as Best Engineered Non-Classical Album (Ross Hogarth & Casey Wasner, engineers; Richard Dodd, mastering engineer).
The album’s hit single “The Old Me Better” has also been nominated for Best American Roots Performance.