MULTI-PLATINUM COUNTRY MUSIC LEGEND TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT IN EUGENE
EUGENE, OR – Jackson’s Auto Care has announced they will bring Oregon-resident-turned-Nashville-superstar Collin Raye to The Hult Center on Sunday, June 1, for an intimate acoustic performance. Net proceeds from this special event will jointly benefit The American Cancer Society and The Haley Bell Blessed Chair Foundation.
Heralded as “one of the great voices of our time,” Collin Raye rocketed to fame in the early nineties and captured the hearts of country music fans with his first Number One hit, “Love, Me.” Over the past 20 years, he has racked up five consecutive platinum albums, 16 Number One Hits, and 24 Top-10 singles, including “Little Rock,” “In This Life,” “My Kind of Girl,” “That’s My Story,” “I Think About You,” “One Boy, One Girl,” “Little Red Rodeo,” “Not That Different,” and more.
Having advanced many a social message through his music over the years, Collin had a deeply personal reason to get directly involved with the establishment of a charitable organization in 2010. Following the death of his 9-year-old granddaughter, Haley, Collin helped honor her life by creating The Haley Bell Blessed Chair Foundation, which seeks to assist families in need of specialized wheelchairs for their disabled children.
More recently, Collin has teamed up with Jackson’s Auto Care, whose owner, Tawnee Brunson, has also suffered a profound loss: her husband, Thomas, passed away in 2011 at age 42 from a rare form of cancer, leaving behind his wife and three young children. As such, helping The American Cancer Society in the goal to eradicate cancer is a mission about which Tawnee and the crew at Jackson’s are passionate.
Concert tickets go on sale April 17 and are $30.00 for reserved seating, with a limited amount of VIP tickets available for $75.00. VIP tickets include premium seating and a pre-show meet-and-greet event with Collin Raye at 4:00 p.m., hosted at Jackson’s Auto Care. Doors open to The Hult Center at 6:00 p.m.; the show begins at 7:00 p.m. For tickets, visit HultCenter.org or call 541.682.5000.