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George Strait, Brad Paisley and More Help Raise Over $500 Thousand at T.J. Martell Gala

Lorie Liebig

Last night (Feb. 28), some of country’s biggest stars gathered in downtown Nashville to raise money for a great cause. The T.J. Martell Foundation’s ninth annual Nashville Honors Gala, held at the Omni Hotel, raised $535,000 to benefit leukemia, cancer and AIDS research. Along with fundraising efforts, five honorees were presented with awards for their inspiring efforts in the community.

Scott Hamilton, Rod Essig, Louis Messina, Dr. Joseph Smith and Janet Miller were all honored with special presentations during the event. Along with the awards, George Strait, Brad Paisley, Frankie Ballard, Clare Bowen, Kelsea Ballerini and Styx’s Tommy Shaw performed at the invite-only event.

Check out Wide Open Country‘s exclusive photos from the red carpet below.

George Strait and Charlie Daniels
George Strait, Louis Messina and Charlie Daniels
Kelsea Ballerini
Kelsea Ballerini

 

Montgomery Gentry
Montgomery Gentry

 

Charles Esten
Charles Esten

 

Frankie Ballard
Frankie Ballard

 

Rod Essig and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry
Rod Essig and Nashville Mayor Megan Barry

 

Scott and Tracie Hamilton
Scott and Tracie Hamilton

 

Jeanne Mason and Tommy Shaw
Jeanne Mason and Tommy Shaw

All photos by Lorie Liebig.

Click here for more information on the T.J. Martell Foundation and their ongoing efforts to advance leukemia, cancer and AIDS research.

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George Strait, Brad Paisley and More Help Raise Over $500 Thousand at T.J. Martell Gala