Zac Brown Band, Kellie Pickler and Others Rock Ram Jam
Zac Brown Band, Kellie Pickler, Brantley Gilbert, Easton Corbin and Billy Currington warmed up a chilly Nashville afternoon for around 400 fans at the 2012 Ram Jam Presented by Ram Trucks, Saturday (Dec. 29). The all-star concert at Marathon Music Works was the culmination of a nearly yearlong program involving Ram Trucks, country stars and their favorite charities. The five stars were each given a Ram truck, which they will then auction off for the charity of their choice. The fans who attended the concert were winners of a sweepstakes conducted for the event.
Zac, who kicked off the show with his band, told Country Weekly, "We're excited to be a part of Ram Jam. All the trucks are going to be donated for charity, so it's a great cause and a great event." Proceeds from Zac's truck auction, which will be held in January on eBay, will go to Camp Southern Ground, his planned facility for children.
Kellie had recently returned from her sixth USO tour for soldiers overseas and named the USO the recipient of her auction's proceeds. "My truck will be going up for auction on Jan. 22 on eBay for 10 days," Kellie explained. "The proceeds will be going to the USO Warrior and Family Care program, which helps military families. I'm very honored to work with them." Kellie also raved about her teaming with Ram Trucks. "It's been amazing," she said. "It's just wonderful to be part of this Ram Jam. This is really a great thing we have going on today."
Look for more on Ram Jam in the Jan. 28 issue of Country Weekly, on stands Jan. 21.