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DUSTIN WELLS BENEFIT AT THE RYMAN

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January 29,2013

   

It was a star-studded night of music and heartfelt emotion as the Nashville Music Community rallied together in support of the 6th Annual Gift of Music presented by the Dustin J. Wells Foundation, to benefit the W.O. Smith Music School that is dedicated to musical education for the underpriviledged of Music City.   Peter Frampton, Peter Cetera, Lee Greenwood, and JD Souther headlined the event, and co-hosted by GAC's Nan Kelley and Dennis Wells.

The Gift of Music is a celebration of the legacy of Kent's nephew Dustin Jack Wells, who was tragically lost in a car accident in 2005.  The Wells family has been hosting the event as a way to keep his memory alive and allow his life and his strong love of music to continue to touch others.  A fund was set up and the dollars collected are used for the sole purpose of reaching out to others in Dustin's honor.

Since 2008, over $300,000 has been raised by The Dustin J. Wells Foundation for the W.O. Smith School of Music, and we've been blessed to enjoy the love and support of our musician friends and artists such as;  Dolly Parton, Lady Antebellum, Rascal Flatts, Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Phil Vassar, Ronnie Milsap, Billy Currington, Keith Anderson, Chris Young, Jason Michael Carroll, Keith Anderson, Kip Winger, Gunner Nelson, Jimi Jamison, just to name a few!  In addition, KWP Artists Eric Lee Beddingfield, Corey Wagar, McKenzie's Mill, WWE Raw Diva Mickie James, Marion Grace, Jett Mason, and Drew Holland have all graced the stage in support of this worthy cause!  We thank all of you and our brilliantly talented musician friends that year after year, support the Wells Family and Dustin's charity with their time and talents!