WGAR radio presents the 11th season of its benefit concert for the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, "Guitars Girls" at 7 p.m., Wednesday, October 12 at Lorain County Community College’s Stocker Arts Center. This year’s line-up of country singers features Leann Rimes, Sunny Sweeney and the Janedear Girls.
The Komen Foundation began in 1982. Along with its affiliate network, the Komen Foundation has raised nearly $600 million for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. It is credited as the nation’s leading catalyst in the fight against breast cancer.
Tickets for this evening of great country music are now on sale at both the Stocker Arts Center box office and online. All tickets are reserved and are $35 each.
To order tickets, call the Stocker Center box office at 1-800-995-5222 (extension 4040), or direct at (440) 366-4040. Tickets may also be ordered online at www.stockerartscenter.com.
WGAR, Cleveland Clinic, Lake Erie Harley Davidson, Klaben Auto Stores and Lorain County Community College sponsor Guitars For Girls.
About the Artists:
LeAnn Rimes has sold more than 37 million albums, won two Grammy® Awards, three Academy of Country Music Awards and 12 Billboard Music Awards. Rimes is the youngest recipient of a Grammy Award and was also the first country recording artist to win in the "Best New Artist" category. Rimes has placed 42 singles on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, 13 of which are top-10 hits and has scored numerous hit singles in her career, including Can’t Fight the Moonlight which went #1 in 11 countries and How Do I Live, which is the second longest charting song ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
Rimes is also an accomplished actress and author, including writing two children’s books, Jag and Jag’s New Friend, as well as the novel, Holiday in Your Heart and the inspirational book What I Cannot Change.
LeAnn has long-supported a variety of charity organizations including advocating for the National Psoriasis Foundation, The Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes and Children’s Miracle Network.
LeAnn recently released two songs from her forthcoming album, Lady & Gentlemen, where she reinterprets classic country songs by men, including the Grammy nominated song Swingin’ and the original new song, Crazy Women.
The JaneDear Girls are one of the most exciting new acts in the world of Country music. Produced by John Rich, the JaneDear Girls are currently touring with Brad Paisley on the H2O2 Tour. Danelle Leverett and Susie Brown wanted something that was feminine, All-American and country so the JaneDear Girls were born. Their debut single Wildflowers was a perfect introduction to their high energy, soaring harmonies and world class instrumental prowess.
Sunny Sweeney was born in Houston, Texas. Initially, Sweeney decided that she wanted to be an improv comedian. She moved to New York City to join a comedy troupe; however, the troupe’s other members persuaded her to choose a career in singing instead and she moved back to her native Texas. After gaining a following on the club circuit in her native state, Sweeney signed to the independent Big Machine Records label. Her debut album, Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame produced three singles, If I Could, Ten Years Pass and East Texas Pines. In 2009, Sweeney was signed as the first artist to Republic Nashville a newly-founded joint venture between Big Machine and Universal Republic Records. Her first single for the label is From a Table Away, which became her first chart single. In March 2011, the song entered the Top 10 of the charts.
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