GRAMMY® Award-winning country and Christian band Shenandoah spent Sunday night (September 29) performing with Brad Paisley at Kimberly Williams-Paisley's Third Annual 80's "Dance Partyto End Alz" charity event at Nashville's Wildhorse Saloon.
"It was an honor for Shenandoah to participate in something that affects so many people," says Shenandoah frontman Marty Raybon. "The gathering of entertainers not only showed the heart of the country music community, but it showed us coming together for such an important cause."
Paisley, who was dressed as The Bandit (Burt Reynolds), joined Shenandoah onstage to perform several of their classic hits songs including "Sunday in the South," "Two Dozen Roses," and "I Got You."
"This illness like others needs to be stomped out, and if we have to, we'll do it one note at a time," Raybon adds. "The graciousness of Kimberly exudes compassion toward defeating this illness. Her hard work in putting this event together just goes to show her commitment to finding a cure."
The event, co-hosted by Williams-Paisley and SiriusXM's Storme Warren, raised nearly $350,000 for the Alzheimer's Association.
Shenandoah originally formed in Muscle Shoals, Alabama in 1985. The band has charted 26 singles on the Billboard Hot Country charts, including No. 1 hits "The Church on Cumberland Road," "Sunday in the South" and "Two Dozen Roses" from 1989, "Next to You, Next to Me" from 1990, and "If Bubba Can Dance (I Can Too)" from 1994. The single "Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart," which featured guest vocals from Alison Krauss, won both artists a GRAMMY®, Award for "Best Country Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal." To date, the group has sold millions of albums worldwide and is a recipient of the Academy of Country Music's coveted "Vocal Group of the Year" award.
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