By Lorie Hollabaugh
Posted Feb 1st 2013 9:00AM
Vince Gill has a shelf-full of Grammy gold for his solo work, as well as for his collaborations with fellow artists, and he may be adding to that shelf in a few weeks for his contributions to country swing band the Time Jumpers, a group he says has him feeling like a kid again.
The Time Jumpers are up for Best Country Album for their self-titled CD, and also for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for their song, “On the Outskirts of Town,” which features lead vocals by Vince. The Country Music Hall of Famer says it’s important to him to live up to that title, and he finds his work with his new band definitely fits the bill.
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee’s annual benefit will raise funds for mental health education and services
Nashville, Tenn. – Grammy-award winning country superstar Vince Gill will headline the 15th annual
Jammin’ to Beat the Blues concert to benefit Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (formerly known
as the Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee). Vince Gill and will take the stage on Tuesday,
April 9, 2013 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This is Gill’s fifth consecutive year headlining this show, which virtually sells-out each year.
Vince Gill broke out in the country music scene in 1990 and has since won 20 Grammy Awards and 18
Country Music Association honors. He has sold more than 26 million albums. Vince is a member of the
Grand Ole Opry and the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Since 1999, Jammin’ to Beat the Blues has increased community awareness about the serious impact of
mental health disorders on people’s lives and fostered dialog and widespread understanding of mental illness.
Jammin’ to Beat the Blues will begin at 7:30 p.m. on April 9, 2013 and tickets are $32.50 and $42.50.
Tickets go on sale Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m. and may be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets, the
Ryman Auditorium box office and www.ticketmaster.com.
Jammin’ to Beat the Blues is sponsored by the following: Acadia Healthcare, KidLink Treatment Services,
LDB Foundation, Rolling Hills Hospital, Amerigroup, Behavioral Healthcare Centers, Earl Swensson
Associates, KPMG, Pancake Pantry, The Ranch, TrustPoint Hospital, VistaPoints Special Needs Trust,
Ascend Federal Credit Union, Enterprise Electric, Ingram Barge Company, and Tennessee Lives Count.
About Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee
Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT) is a 66 year-old non-profit organization that
provides mental health education, advocacy and service in Middle Tennessee. The goal of MHAMT is to
promote mental wellness in the lives of children, families, friends, and co-workers to erase the stigma of
mental illness. For more information about Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee, call 615-269-5355
or visit www.mhamt.org.