Country Stars Go Blue for Colon Cancer

The Stars Go Blue For Colon Cancer benefit concert is back for its second year. The event, planned by the Colon Cancer Alliance , will be held on March 23 at 7 p.m. at the Loveless Barn in Nashville.

The concert will feature acoustic performances from Country songwriters Rodney Crowell, Gretchen Peters, Mike Reid, Barry Walsh and Peter Cooper.

This evening was inspired and created by four-time Grammy nominee Charlie Kelley, who was diagnosed and treated for colon cancer at the age of 40 in Fall 2008 and only three weeks after his wife Nan Kelley, a host on the Great American Country cable network, successfully completed treatment for a different form of cancer. Charlie was fortunate enough to have been diagnosed at an early stage and has made a full recovery. After this life changing experience, Kelley resolved to advocate for colon cancer screenings and help others battling with the disease.
“I’m very excited about this year's benefit,” said Charlie. “We'll have some of Nashville's best performers and writers out in full force for the cause. I’m honored that the people who have been involved in all of this have been so giving of their time and talents, in doing so they are saying 'Nashville cares.' It's a testament to the large hearts of the entertainment community here and I am grateful and indebted for their support."
Event tickets are on sale now and are available at the Colon Cancer Alliance website,, and the Loveless Barn box office the day of the show.  General admission is $35.  Exclusive blue ribbon tables are also available for $500 and include front row tables (four seats per table).