What’s up Celeb Secrets Country readers!
If you’re following us on social media, you know we were down in Nashville all week last week for the 2016 CMA Music Festival. One of our favorite events each year is Craig Wiseman‘s annual Stars for Second Harvest concert, which celebrated its 12th year on Tuesday, June 7th.
The annual event benefitted Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and featured unplugged acoustic style performances by Kane Brown, Chris Lane, GRAMMY Award-winning songwriter Josh Osborne and songwriter/producer Shane McAnally, and country music superstar Blake Shelton. Celeb Secrets Country had the opportunity to chat with the performers and check out the show — take a read at our recap below!
Craig Wiseman’s 12th Annual Stars for Second Harvest Concert kicked off with a prayer since The Ryman Auditorium was originally a church. The show was separated into three portions. The first portion was a writer’s round that included some of the most influential songwriters in the country genre; Josh Osborne, Shane McAnally, and Craig Wiseman. Josh performed some of his songs he has written, such as Sam Hunt’s “Leave the Night On,” Kacey Musgraves’ “Merry Go ‘Round,” and Keith Urban’s “John Cougar, John Deere, John 3:16.”Shane performed some of his hits such as the Randy Rogers Band’s “Fuzzy,” Kenny Chesney’s “American Kids,” and Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” The songwriters’ round concluded with a performance of Kenny Chesney’s “Summertime” by host Craig Wiseman.
Following Osborne, McAnally, and Wiseman, Kane Brown took the stage for a short but sweet set. Brown performed a few songs off of his new EP including his current hit, “Used to Love You Sober.” He is a very talented live performer- Kane sounds just like his recordings but even more passionate! We caught up with Brown moments before he went onstage to talk about his upcoming full-length album that is set to be released later this year. Watch the video below…
After Kane Brown, country music’s newest eye candy Chris Lane took the stage. He not had everyone singing along to his smash hit “Fix,” but also had the ladies swooning while wearing a light up hat and belting it out a Backstreet Boys and NSYNC medley. It was definitely a performance we will never forget. We also had the opportunity to catch up with Chris Lane before the show and he talked about the instant success “Fix” has had this year, his upcoming album, and those three home runs he hit during the City of Hope Celebrity Softball Game earlier that day.
Last but certainly not least, it was time for Blake Shelton to perform. As soon as he walked on the Ryman Auditorium’s stage, the crowd went wild. His performance was very crowd-oriented and he encouraged the audience to sing along.
Because it was a charity event, Blake agreed to wear a sparkly light up hat and would sign it and give it to an audience member in exchange for $2,000 to be donated to Second Harvest. He gave away two hats and signed a college student’s boot for $500.
One of the most meaningful songs Blake sang was his first single, “Austin,” which every fan in the audience absolutely loved. He performed his current single, “Way With Words,” and everyone was singing along. My personal favorite that he performed was “Came Here to Forget,” which is currently number one on the charts. It was the first time in history the annual Stars for Second Harvest event that the artist of the current number one song was present to perform it!
Thank you Craig Wiseman and the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee for having us at this wonderful event. For more information on how to donate to the Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee, visit http://secondharvestmidtn.org/.