Little Big Town leads Ride for the Cure
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
– Little Big Town will host the 2012 Ride For a Cure Sunday, June 10 with proceeds benefitting the T.J. Martell Foundation during the CMA Music Fest. This will be the group's sixth consecutive year hosting the ride.
A post-ride jam session will feature Lauren Alaina, Dean Alexander, Love and Theft and Little Big Town as well as a live auction for all attendees.
More than $260,000 has been raised for the T.J. Martell Foundation since the beginning of Ride For a Cure. There have been more than 2,500 motorcycle riders to participate in the ride and an additional 2,000 people attended the post-ride All Star Jam concert.
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