You Have the Power is hosting its 4th Annual Powerfully Thankful Event and Auction on Thursday, November 19th at Douglas Corner (2106 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37204) from 6:00 – 7:30pm CST. The city’s top singer/songwriters will hit the stage to perform their own songs of thankfulness during this Holiday season.
This year’s event is a unique evening featuring some of Nashville’s best vocalists including Baillie and The Boys, Claire Petrie, Etta Britt, Jonell Mosser and Les Kerr. In addition to entertainment, attendees will be able to bid on a variety of local Nashville items including admission to the Grand Ole Opry, a custom facial from Private Edition Spa, $100 gift certificate to Midtown Café, a round of golf for four at the Westhaven Golf Club, as well as other items. The proceeds from this auction will go towards programming for the not-for-profit’s mission to educate, advocate and empower individuals and communities who are impacted by violent crime.
You may purchase tickets online through the Eventbrite page or by calling 615-292-7027. You may also buy tickets at the door the day of the event. The cost of admission is $25 per individual, and $20 per individual for groups of 6 or more. For more information about the event and organization, please visit www.yhtp.org.
About You Have the Power: You Have The Power… Know How to Use It, Inc. celebrates 22 years of serving the community as a state-wide non-profit victim advocacy organization. Founded in 1993 by former First Lady of Tennessee Andrea Conte, who herself was a victim of a kidnapping in 1988, the organization’s mission is to advocate, educate and empower victims and communities impacted by violent crime.
Baillie and The Boys
Baillie and the Boys is an American country music group that gained prominence in the late 1980s. The band’s original lineup consisted of Kathie Baillie (lead vocals, guitar), her husband, Michael Bonagura (guitar, harmony vocals), and Alan LeBoeuf (bass guitar, harmony vocals). Not including Kathie Baillie’s solo recordings, Baillie and the Boys have recorded five studio albums and charted ten Top-40 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks charts (between 1987 and 1991).
Although the trio has not charted a single since 1991, they have continued to stay busy touring and recording new material including 2000’s The Road That Led Me to You and Unplugged, which was released in December 2011. Like them on Facebook at Baillie and The Boys.
This traditional country songstress is getting everyone in the holiday spirit with the release of her first ever Christmas single, He Would Be King – a duet with Grammy-nominated and CMA award-winner T. Graham Brown. Her previous chart-topping singles(C’est la Vie) You Never Can Tell and Somewhere Off The Map, is off her album The One and received rave reviews by radio and industry critics.
Claire’s charm, warm wit and passion for people make her a genuinely natural fit in the traditional country world. Her voice is a welcome “new old friend” on the music scene. With a musical mission to bring passion and purpose to the genre she loves, Claire crafted her signature sound when she was on tour with her family. Raised in a large musical family in Saratoga Springs, New York, and currently in West Palm Beach, FL, she was born to musical parents who instilled a love of melody, harmony, rhythm and rhyme deep within her. She recently opened for chart-topping country group Little Texas and has been featured in distinguished local, national and international outlets. www.ClairePetrie.com
Etta Britt is a Nashville-based R&B singer and songwriter who performs across the country and around the world. Her most recent CD, Etta Does Delbert, is a collection of Etta’s takes on a variety of Delbert McClinton songs.
As a youngster, Etta Britt (born Melissa Prewitt) would spend hours at her bedroom mirror, belting out Supremes songs into her Stanley hairbrush. Today the seasoned veteran is forging a recording and performing career of her own after touring with and backing up some of the top names in the business. Born in Lancaster, Kentucky, a town of 3,500 south of Lexington, Melissa first became Etta at age 11, thanks to her little sister. “She called me Etta and I called her Myrna. We don’t know why. It could’ve been a couple of old ladies in our hometown out in the country.” www.ettabritt.com
Jonell Mosser has won her die-hard legions of fans the old-fashioned way – by consistently producing great music. She is one of the go-to session singers, having sung on nearly 200 projects for artists as diverse and revered as Etta James, Vince Gill, Wynnona, Kristin Chenowith, Bruce Cockburn and Lee Roy Parnell. She was the first and only choice of uber producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bonnie Raitt, U2) to sing female lead for his personal project The New Maroons with Ringo Starr and Benmont Tench of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Jonell stays busy inspiring her audiences at live performances around the country and is currently writing and recording brand new music for upcoming releases. www.jonellmosser.com
Born in Louisiana and raised in Mississippi, Les Kerr grew up surrounded by a mélange of musical genres including blues, rock, country, bluegrass and zydeco. His “Hillbilly Blues Caribbean Rock & Roll,” as he calls it, has become a hit in his current hometown of Nashville, TN. In addition to performing nationwide with frequent stops along the Gulf Coast, he has been nominated by the Music City Blues Society for both “Male Vocalist of the Year” and “Entertainer of the Year.” Les has also achieved success as a songwriter; his original Mackinac Blues was featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and he has had numerous cuts by award-winning artists like The Cluster Pluckers and Barefoot Man. www.LesKerr.com