|(Nashville, Tenn. – April 6, 2015) Last week, some of Nashville’s most recognized songwriters came together for the inaugural First And The Worst charity event, benefitting the Music Health Alliance. The First and The Worst, which took place at 3rd and Lindsley, raised over $30,000 for the organization. The show featured hit songwriters performing the first and the worst songs they ever wrote, as well as their songs that have become top-selling records recorded by superstar artists, all for a worthy cause. The annual event, which will continue take place on April Fool’s Day of every year, brought attendees from as far as Virginia and New Jersey.Hosted by Grammy-nominated producer, songwriter and music critic Peter Cooper, the evening of unforgettable fun and laughter featured Rivers Rutherford, Richard Leigh, Liz Rose, Phil Barton, Roxie Dean, andWynn Varble.
During the event, Wynn Varble was awarded with the 2015 CRAPPY Award for his song, “Jackass.” The award is presented to a songwriter credited for writing one of the worst hit songs ever written. The award will be given annually at forthcoming First And The Worst events.
All event proceeds from sponsorship tables, ticket sales and the silent auction benefited Music Health Alliance. The non-profit’s work assists songwriters, artists and music industry professionals in finding affordable health solutions and financial resources at every stage of their career. The mission of Music Health Alliance is to Heal the Music by providing access to healthcare through services that PROTECT, DIRECT & CONNECT music professionals with medical and financial solutions. In two short years, they have saved over $5.5 million dollars in insurance premiums, reduction of medical bills, and prescription savings.
Events sponsors for the 2015 First And The Worst are: Aristo PR, ASCAP, City National Bank, Dr. Jesus Berdaja, Todd Cayce & Catherine Ralston, Firestone, Goozy, Premiere W.E.D., Tracy Hackney, Betty Knox, Latocki Team, Martin, Allbee & Associates, Larry & Dare O’Donnel, Merrill Lynch, Regions Bank, SunTrust Bank, SESAC, Southwest Airlines, Wrinkled Records
For more information on Music Health Alliance, visit their website,www.musichealthalliance.com, or view this video that serves as an introduction to the non-profit organization, and follow them on Facebookand Twitter. Follow The First and The Worst’s official Facebook and Twitterfor more updates on the upcoming charity event.
Katie Gillon – Wrinkled Records – firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelia Shipley Biddy – Music Health Alliance – shelia@Musichealthalliance.com – (615) 200-6892
Christy Watkins – Aristo P.R. – email@example.com – (615) 269-7071