A Night to Believe: Nashville Songwriters Hosting Event to Benefit Transplant Program at Children’s of Alabama


  •  Contact: Rachel Olis,  (205)638-2977 (rachel.olis@childrensal.org)

BIRMINGHAM – Four of country music’s most famous singer-songwriters, including Grammy Award-winner Craig Wiseman, will perform at WorkPlay (500 23rd Street Str. South) on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The one-night-only Believe concert will feature Wiseman, Bob DiPiero, Tony Mullins and Jeffery Steele – collectively known as The Hitmen of Music Row of country music and reality TV fame – performing in the intimate setting at Workplay.  Proceeds from the event will benefit the Pediatric Transplant Program at Children’s of Alabama.

The event includes a pre-concert reception of heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary beer and wine for sponsors at 6 p.m. followed by the concert at 7 p.m. Sponsorships are priced from $250 to $5,000. All sponsor tickets include admission to the reception, priority seating at the concert and complimentary table service throughout the evening. Select sponsorships include additional exclusive opportunities, including a meet-and-greet with the songwriters. Sponsorship levels include:

  • Chart Topper Sponsor: Tickets for both the reception and the concert, a private meet-and-greet with the songwriters.
  • Hall of Fame Sponsor: Tickets to the reception and the concert, recognition in all marketing materials and autographed merchandise.
  • Entertainer of the Year Sponsor: Tickets to the reception and the concert, recognition in the event’s program.
  • Song of the Year Sponsor: Tickets to the reception and the concert and recognition in the program.
  • People’s Choice Sponsor: Tickets to both the reception and the concert.

A limited number of individual general admission tickets at $35 will be available to purchase after Sept. 7. For sponsorship opportunities or ticket information, contact Misty Farmer at 205-638-9956 or misty.farmer@childrensal.org.

During the performance Wiseman, DiPiero, Mullins and Steele will perform their famous songs and also share stories about the performers who recorded their songs. The Hitmen of Music Row have written some of the most famous songs in country music, including:

  • Believe, recorded by both Brooks & Dunn and Jennifer Hudson
  • Tim McGraw’s Live Like You Were Dying and Southern Voice
  • Kenny Chesney’s How Forever Feels, Summertime and The Good Stuff
  • Oak Ridge Boys’ American Made
  • Montgomery Gentry’s If You Ever Stop Loving Me
  • Vince Gill’s Worlds Apart
  • George Strait’s Blue Clear Sky
  • Brooks & Dunn’s You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out Of the Girl
  • Martina McBride’s There You Are
  • Rascal Flatts’ Me & My Gang and Here
  • Van Zant’s Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do
  • Craig Morgan’s Little Bit Of Life
  • LeAnn Rimes’ Something’s Gotta Give
  • Phil Vassar’s Let’s Get Together, American Child and In A Real Love
  • Steve Holy’s Brand New Girlfriend

For more information about The Hitmen of Music Row, including highlights of the television show, visit www.thehitmenofmusicrow.com or http://www.myspace.com/thehitmenofmusicrow.

About Craig Wiseman:

Craig Wiseman is one of Nashville’s most celebrated songwriters and has played a significant role in shaping country music. To date, Wiseman has had more than 300 cuts, 100 singles, 19  number one hits and has had songs on more than 80 million records sold. He has won countless awards, including a Grammy for Tim McGraw’s 10-week number one hit, Live Like You Were Dying. He was named Songwriter of the Year three times and won Song of the Year awards in consecutive years. His song Believe has crossed genres by being recorded by both Brooks & Dunn and Jennifer Hudson. In 2009, Wiseman was honored as Songwriter of the Decade. He has written songs for Faith Hill, Kenny Chesney, Blake Shelton, Roy Orbison, Dolly Parton, Brooks & Dunn and Toby Keith.

About Bob DiPiero:

Bob DiPiero is one of Nashville’s most consistent and prolific writers and he has remained at the top of his profession more than two decades. His long string of hits includes the Oak Ridge Boys’ American Made, Montgomery Gentry’s If You Ever Stop Loving Me, Vince Gill’s Worlds Apart, Shenandoah’s The Church On Cumberland Road, Ricochet’s Daddy’s Money,  George Strait’s Blue Clear Sky, Brooks & Dunn’s You Can’t Take the Honky Tonk Out Of the Girl and Martina McBride’s There You Are. DiPiero was inducted into the Songwriters Hall Of Fame in 2007 and most recently celebrated his latest number one hit with Tim McGraw’s Southern Voice.

About Tony Mullins:

Tony Mullins has had several songs recorded by artists like Tim McGraw, Clay Walker, John Michael Montgomery and Lonestar. He has written the songs Me & My Gang by Rascal Flatts, Nobody Gonna Tell Me What To Do by Van Zant, Little Bit Of Life by Craig Morgan and Something’s Gotta Give by LeAnn Rimes. Mullins’ latest hit is Phil Vassar’s current single, Let’s Get Together.

About Jeffery Steele:

Jeffrey Steele is a multi-talented, Grammy-nominated writer, performer and producer, and is also a five-time Songwriter of the Year winner. With a new generation of classic songs  such as What Hurts The Most, My Wish, My Town, Hell Yeah, These Days, The Cowboy In Me, Speed, Chrome, Unbelievable, Me And My Gang, Help Somebody, Gone, and Brand New Girlfriend, he has help shaped a new era for country music with timeless songs garnering an amazing 25 million airplays over the last 13 years. Add to that 25 song awards, 11  number one songs, a triple play award for three  number one songs in one year and multi-platinum records as a producer for Montgomery Gentry, Keith Anderson and rocker John Waite. Steele’s most recent number one hit song was Here by Rascal Flatts.

About Children’s of Alabama:

Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children across the state and throughout the southeastern U.S. since 1911. For the past three years, Children’s has been ranked among the best children’s hospital programs in the nation by US News & World Report. Last year, patients made more than 634,000 outpatient and nearly 14,000 inpatient visits to Children’s from every county in Alabama and from 47 other states. With more than 2 million square feet, it is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. Children’s offers inpatient and outpatient services across its Russell Campus on Birmingham’s historic Southside with additional outpatient surgery and diagnostic imaging services provided at Children’s South and Children’s on 3rd. Primary care is provided at more than a dozen offices in communities across central and north Alabama. The Benjamin Russell Hospital for Children is the only hospital in Alabama dedicated solely to the care and treatment of children. It is a private, not-for-profit hospital that serves as the primary site of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, research and residency programs. More information is available at www.childrensal.org


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