Stars Support Alzheimer’s Foundation
Kathy Mattea will join a host of other stars for the inaugural benefit concert, "For the Love of George," Friday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.
The concert will raise funds for the Alzheimer's Foundation of America. Kathy Mattea's mother, Ruth Ann, died of complications form Alzheimer's in 2005. Emily West, Katie Armiger, Mindy Smith and Lani Nash are also slated to perform at the concert. "I am thrilled to be invited to bring music to this gathering and support those trying to make a better life for individuals and families dealing with Alzheimer's disease," says Kathy, who will perform her hit, "Where've You Been," which deals with Alzheimer's, at the Nashville show. Emily also has embraced the cause, as her grandmother suffered from dementia and passed away in the summer of 2008. "I wish I knew back then more about the disease to be more patient and loving to her," says Emily. "It was hard to watch her face transform into an overly exhausted expression from all the anger and confusion going on." "For the Love of George" also includes a wine tasting, silent auction and a candle lighting ceremony to remember those who have been affected by the disease. Tickets may be purchased through ticketweb.com or at the door the night of the show.