Country Music Star Lee Ann Womack’s First Headline Performance in Jackson to Fund Jackson Christian Scholarships

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Jackson Christian School will host its third annual scholarship fundraiser with Grammy-award winning country music singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7 p.m.

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The Jackson Christian Scholarship Fund is not only about providing a quality education for children. It is also about providing an environment where Christ is seen.

Jackson Christian School will host its third annual scholarship fundraiser with Grammy-award winning country music singer and songwriter Lee Ann Womack Tuesday, September 22, 2015, at 7 p.m.

Jackson Christian awards approximately $150,000 in need-based student scholarships annually. Last year, the scholarship event raised more than $110,000. Froggy 104 serves as the official media sponsor for this year’s fundraiser.

Jackson Christian Director of Elementary Linda Bradford has witnessed how the scholarships benefit families. “The Jackson Christian Scholarship Fund is not only about providing a quality education for children,” Bradford said. “It is also about providing an environment where Christ is seen. It is about a family working together to teach children to love God and to develop Christian leadership. We are preparing children for tomorrow and for eternity. The scholarship fund opens that door.”

Womack is best known for her 2000 release “I Hope You Dance,” which earned a Grammy for Best Country Song and Song of the Year. In addition, she has placed more than 20 hits on the Billboard Country Top 40 and sold more than five million records in the United States. A Texas native, Womack studied music business at Belmont University in Nashville and has lived there since 1990.

She released her debut album in 1997, which produced the hits “Never Again, Again” and “The Fool.” This year Womack received a Grammy nomination for Best Country Album for “The Way I’m Livin.’” The album is her first studio recording since 2008 and was recorded almost completely live. Her latest recording includes an inspirational song titled, “Same Kind of Different.”

“Our world is so divisive; everyone hates somebody else . . . people are all angry and focused on what’s wrong or different. I think there’s so much similar about all of us. If we’d focus on how we all hurt, hope and want to fall in love, to take care of the people we love, we might be able to help each other heal,” she said. More information about her recordings can be found at http://www.leeannwomack.com.

Sponsorships for An Evening with Lee Ann Womack include event and program recognition, dinner and concert seating, passes for a private reception, photos/autographed items and priority parking, depending upon level. For more information on sponsoring and helping fund Jackson Christian student scholarships, individuals can email Chris Ramey at chris(dot)ramey(at)jcseagles(dot)org or call 731-668-8055. Details are online at http://www.jcseagles.org/leeannwomack.

Womack is the third country music artist to perform for the Jackson Christian fundraiser. In 2013, Pam Tillis, the first female country entertainer to perform in a Broadway musical, performed during Jackson Christian’s inaugural fundraising event. Known for their country roots and hits, “No News,” “Come Crying to Me” and “Amazed,” Lonestar performed the following year.

Founded in 1976, Jackson Christian is a private college preparatory school located in Jackson, Tenn. With an enrollment of more than 800 students, Jackson Christian offers TSSAA Division I athletics, fine arts and a 21st Century Digital Learning Initiative, bringing iPad technology to all grade levels. Jackson Christian is fully accredited by AdvancED through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the National Christian School Association. More information is available at http://www.jcseagles.org or http://facebook.com/JacksonChristianEagles.

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