Duncan gets rid of Versace gown (for a good cause)
Friday, December 11, 2009
– Whitney Duncan, is getting rid of her Versace gown, which she wore to this year's CMA Awards. Duncan, who wore the purple Versace gown on the red carpet at the November awards show, is auctioning off the gown in support of Country Cares for St. Jude. Duncan was featured in the Tennessean's CMA Best Dressed list along with Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift and Faith Hill.
The Italian Versace gown has a halter neckline and empire waist. Starting bid for the gown is $250 and bidding is live now until Dec. 19th. The proceeds will be given to Country Cares, a radio fundraising event part of St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, which works with pediatric cancer cases.
"I really admire the hope that St. Jude offers families who are going through such a difficult season in their lives," Duncan said. "Just because you're not in the same battle doesn't mean you can't help fight the disease with them in any way you can - every little bit counts."
Duncan is a singer/songwriter from Scotts Hill, Tenn. She has penned songs for artists such as Lee Ann Womack, LeAnn Rimes and Chrystal Shawanda. Duncan's self-titled debut was released in 2007. Her forthcoming album, "Right Road Now," includes her single, Skinny Dippin.'
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