Mental Health Association of Middle Tennessee’s annual benefit will raise funds for mental health education and programming

Nashville, Tenn. –
Grammy-award winning country superstar Vince Gill will headline the 14th 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 will take the stage on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at the historic Ryman Auditorium. This is Gill’s fourth 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 17, 2012 and tickets are $32.50 and $42.50.  Tickets go on sale Friday, January 20 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 proudly sponsored by the following: Rolling Hills Hospital, Behavioral Healthcare Centers, Earl Swensson Associates, Ascend Federal Credit Union, KPMG, Dr. Alan Lynch, and United Healthcare Community Plan.


About Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee

Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT) is a non-profit organization celebrating 65 years of 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 our website, www.mhamt.org.


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12 Comments

  1. Betty Cek
    Betty Cek
    January 13, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Very proud of Vince for stepping out on this issue. As a nurse, I do continue to see a stigma attached to these very real issues of mental illness. It’s so unfair. Since when is the mind & the body two different things? Good work Vince!

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