Suzy Bogguss Plays High School Auditorium

She raises money for marching band uniforms.

Photography by: photo courtesy Lotos Nile Media Mktg. Music

Probably doesn't get more grass-roots than this.

Suzy Bogguss and other parents were trying to figure out how to raise money for new uniforms for their kids’ marching band when a mom pointed at the country singer: “Why don’t you play a show for us?”

Voilà, Suzy Bogguss and her bandmates found themselves onstage at the Franklin (Tenn.) High School auditorium last night (April 21).

About 250 paid $25 each—$50 if you wanted in on the post-show reception—to see a full 75-minute set.

Suzy’s trumpet-playing son, Ben, sold merchandise while mom was onstage.

“I like it when I’m honestly affiliated with the philanthropy,” Suzy told CountryWeekly.com afterward. “Otherwise, sometimes I’m not as connected.”

Comments

More News

“Eric Church: Inside the Outsider“ exhibit opens Sept. 18.
Karen Fairchild stops by to sing “Girl Crush,” among others.
Belmont University to offer scholarships for women studying the music business.
Green Hills villa hits the market for $1.7 million.
The SteelDrivers Open the Night's Bluegrass Festivities in Style