Trisha Yearwood to Headline Concert for Cumberland Heights

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Trisha Yearwood headlines the 2008 Concert for Cumberland Heights, Saturday September 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets for Trisha Yearwood's Sept. 10 "Concert for Cumberland Heights" at Ryman on sale today.

The Concert for Cumberland Heights is unique among music events because of its intimate family atmosphere

Trisha Yearwood headlines the 2008 Concert for Cumberland Heights, Saturday September 10 at 8 p.m. Tickets went on sale this morning (Friday, July 11) at 10 a.m. through TicketMaster (http://www.ticketmaster.com), The Ryman box office, and Cumberland Heights.

"The Concert for Cumberland Heights is unique among music events because of its intimate family atmosphere," said John Hiatt, who hosts the annual event, "but we expect this year's event will be very special." If past concerts are any indication, the evening promises surprise guests and once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

For almost two decades, Trisha Yearwood has been among the most popular female vocalists in the business, starting her career as a receptionist and demo singer on Nashville's Music Row and working her way to a chart-topping single, She's In Love With The Boy, by 1991. Next week she is set to release her latest offering They Call It Falling For a Reason, a single from her Top 10-selling album Heaven, Heartache and The Power of Love. A two-time Grammy winner as Country Music Association's female vocalist of the year, Trisha Yearwood is a member of The Grand Ole Opry and graduate of Belmont University.

Regular ticket prices for the Concert for Cumberland Heights start at $34.50 and the concert will once again feature a special catered pre-party with a silent auction at the AT&T building (across 4th Ave from The Ryman) available in a premium ticket package. The premium ticket package available only through Cumberland Heights, is $200.00 per seat and includes parking, the pre-concert party, silent auction, and premium seating at the concert. All proceeds of the concert and silent auction benefit the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Care at Cumberland Heights.

For more information about premium ticket packages, contact Eleanor Templeton at 615-330-7134 or email her at eleanor_templeton @ cumberlandheights.org.

About The Concert for Cumberland Heights:
The Concert for Cumberland Heights is a series of concerts begun in 1996 and hosted by singer-songwriter legend John Hiatt. Previous headliners have included Lorrie Morgan, Lyle Lovett, Patty Loveless, Emmylou Harris, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Michael McDonald, Billy Currington, Trace Adkins, Peter Frampton and Lynyrd Skynyrd.
The annual concert benefit has raised more than $1.4 million for the John Hiatt Fund for Adolescent Treatment at Cumberland Heights, one of the nation's oldest and most experienced alcohol and chemical dependency treatment facilities.

About Cumberland Heights:
Founded in 1966, Cumberland Heights has treated more than 75,000 patients and has directly touched the lives of more than 200,000 family members of persons with addictive disorders. Patients come from all 50 states and a number of foreign countries and they range from indigent and unemployed individuals, business people and government employees to nationally recognized personalities from the sports and entertainment industries.

Cumberland Heights' primary mission is to treat chemical abuse, which the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation characterizes as "the nation's number one health problem" costing over $144 billion annually.

Contact:
Phil Martin
615-268-8000

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