Tuesday, February 23, 2016

[318] Grammy-winning Nashville songwriter headlines scholarship fundraiser Feb. 18

MURFREESBORO — A Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter will entertain to raise money for worthy MTSU students.

Don Henry, who has shared the stage with artists ranging from Keith Urban to Joey Ramone, will perform at “Songs for Scholarships.” The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Miller Club inside Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304B W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.

Henry’s songs have been recorded by Ray Charles, Patti Page, Conway Twitty, Blake Shelton, Lonestar, Miranda Lambert, Gene Watson, John Conlee and B.J. Thomas, among others.

“Where’ve You Been,” which was penned by Henry and Jon Vezner, won not only a Grammy, but also “Song of the Year” from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association International in 1991. It was the first song ever to receive all four honors in the same year.

In addition to Henry’s live performance, the evening will feature a silent auction of local art and other fine items. All proceeds will go to the American Association of University Women’s Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to an exemplary MTSU undergraduate each semester.

Tickets are $35 each and must be purchased in advance at http://squ.re/1NODwan. The ticket price includes beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

“Songs for Scholarships” is sponsored by AAUW Murfreesboro, the Women’s Equity Foundation and MTSU’s Office of the University Provost. For more information, contact Dia Cirillo, president of AAUW Murfreesboro and public policy chair for AAUW Tennessee, at 773-677-4238 or AAUWBoroPresident@gmail.com.

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