Chesney Attends Nashville Honors Gala

posted March 27th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

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by Josh Martn

Kenny Chesney was in Nashville Monday evening for the T.J. Martell Foundation Honors Gala, held at the Hutton Hotel. Chesney’s appearance, along with Dolly Parton, was actually a surprise:

Martina McBride performed her hit “Independence Day,” while Ronnie Dunn sang the Brooks & Dunn hit “Believe,” both in honor of music industry veteran Joe Galante, who helped launch the careers of numerous artists, including Alabama, Clint Black, Kenny Chesney, Martina, Carrie Underwood and The Judds, while Kenny and Dolly Parton made surprise appearances to present him with the Tony Martell Lifetime Entertainment Achievement Award. K.T. Oslin was also on hand to show her support, and opened the evening with a rendition of her signature hit, “80’s Ladies.” “Anytime it has anything to do with [Joe], I say yes,” K.T. said. “Joe first of all got me when nobody else did. He was my kickstart, and he’s ended up being a dear friend.”

The event also featured live and silent auctions. A sold-out event boasting over 400 attendees, the gala raised $400,000 for the T.J. Martell foundation’s fight against cancer, leukemia and AIDS.

(photo Rick Diamond / Getty Images)

Tagged in Awards, Charitable Causes

  • Nancyfidler

    Wow , I did not know Kenny had false teeth, nasty


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