Benefit concert to celebrate the organization’s 15-year history of providing hope and support for professional truck drivers
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – February 6, 2023 – The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) is pleased to announce that singer-songwriter Levi Hummon will headline the organization’s benefit concert “Highway to Hope” on Saturday, April 22, at 7:30 pm ET at the Cotton Eyed Joe nightclub in Knoxville, Tenn. There will also be a special pre-show concert for VIPs, sponsors and partners of the St. Christopher Fund that will feature a performance by the Lindsay Lawler and special guest Dave Nemo of RadioNemo.
This will be Lawler’s second appearance at a Highway to Hope concert after she joined headliner Wynonna Judd and other fellow country music artists, including John Schneider, Billy Dean and Heath Sanders for the inaugural Highway to Hope virtual, livestreamed concert on May 16, 2021. The inaugural concert raised more than $75,000 to help support professional over-the-road and regional drivers recently out of work because of an injury or illness.
Tickets for the concert are available for $20 in advance at ‘Highway to Hope’ at the Cotton Eyed Joe’ and $25 at the door. 100% of the proceeds from the concert will go directly to the SCF to support truck drivers in need. VIP tickets for the VIP pre-show concert with the Lindsay Lawler and Dave Nemo are also available at ‘Highway to Hope VIP’ at the Cotton Eyed Joe for $99 and the password is HOPE. The VIP pre-show concert is from 4:30 – 6:00 pm ET. The VIP ticket includes food, two drink tickets and the private concert.
“Our mission at the SCF, and the support we provide to truck drivers across this country, is built around HOPE,” says Shannon Currier, Director of Philanthropy and Development with St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund. “When a driver reaches out to us, they are already dealing with an illness or injury and the thought of the financial hardship and loss of income leaves them feeling hopeless. We are there to fill them with hope, assist them with supporting their families and getting back out on the road.”
Singer-songwriter Levi Hummon spent his early 20s practicing his art, but his immersion into country music started much, much earlier. From the day he was born, his father Marcus Hummon, (one of Nashville’s most prolific GRAMMY-winning songwriters, immersed Levi in the music scene, and It didn’t take long to realize the apple didn’t fall far from the tree.
At 24, Levi began releasing music of his own. Clean cut and compelling, he told stories of love and loss while building a loyal fanbase that has grown with him through every bend and break. As a Nashville native who was inspired by the legacies around him and had an undeniable gift of songwriting, it was no surprise that 5 years, 30 released songs, and 100 million streams later as an independent artist, Levi had created a name for himself.
In 2021, his viral Walker Hayes collaboration sensation “Paying for It” cemented Levi’s status as a rising country star. This sparked a new sense of confidence both on stage and in writing rooms that allowed him to discover the magnitude of his potential as an artist, and a new authentic version of Levi emerged. His follow-up tunes, “Bottled Up,” “For Me,” “Good Riddance,” and “Drink On” are the product of just that. Hummon says, “taking risks, finding my own voice, and showing the scars and roughness around the edges allowed me to portray the most honest version of myself”.
Coming off his first headlining tour in the Fall of ‘21, Levi found himself to be in high demand in the spring and summer of 2022. Warming up the stage for acts like Hardy, Jordan Davis, Brett Eldridge, Brett Young, and Dylan Scott, he was able to experience in person the effects of this momentum and the reward for being unapologetically himself.
While listeners across genres are creating the demand now more than ever for both a 90’s country comeback and an early 2000’s alternative rock revival, Levi’s new music has established a unique lane paved by both the influence of bands like Maroon 5, Weezer, and The Clash, and the Nashville community of songwriters he grew up with in his own backyard. As a country artist with now over 160 million streams, pulling from his skateboarding past, counterculture nostalgia and surfer aesthetic, Levi Hummon is paving the way for something big that hasn’t quite been seen before.
While hellbent on carrying on the family legacy, Levi Hummon is very much here to write his own story. Named one of Entertainment Weekly’s “5 Artists Breaking Now” and Rolling Stone Country’s “One to Watch”, it looks like his biggest chapter yet is right around the corner.
Lindsay Lawler is a singer, songwriter, radio host, and Nashville based entrepreneur. Lawler spent several years performing in Los Angeles along the Sunset Strip and touring with her California based band before making her way to Nashville and becoming a featured performer at the famous Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge. After performing at the 2010 Great American Trucking Show in Dallas, Lawler formed a partnership with the Truckload Carriers Association and was named National Spokeswoman of their Highway Angel program, which recognizes drivers who have saved lives on the road. Her song, Highway Angel, has become an anthem for truck drivers everywhere.
Her last released album, Two Peaches, Six Cookies, was distributed to all TA/Petro locations across the country as well as on iTunes and all music streaming platforms. Lawler released three singles in 2022 including “I’m Okay” which was featured in People Magazine. And she is currently in the studio working on a “Texas Country” record to be released in summer 2023.
In addition to her songwriting, performance and spokeswoman career, Lindsay Lawler has spent years on-air in radio and as a podcast host. She got her start with the legendary syndicated Kidd Kraddick in the Morning Show before becoming an on-air producer in Los Angeles for STAR 98.7. Lawler has just signed on to be the weekend co-host on Sirius XM 146 Dave Nemo Weekends.
She mentors many young artists in the music business, and is the face of the Nashville Music Loft, a private music event space in down-town Nashville. She also owns Nashville Bachelorettes, a music and event planning company which focuses on planning VIP weekend agendas for groups traveling to
Nashville who want experiences in music, food, and drink that she says, “you can’t google!” Lindsay Lawler resides in Nashville, TN with her husband Seamus who works in TV/Film production, and their 3- year-old daughter Freya, whom they adopted from the Marshall Islands.
Dave Nemo grew up glued to the radio. He studied communications in college and was the campus station program director. That led to being hired for weekend work at WWL Radio in New Orleans in the winter of 1969. He’s proud of his service in the U.S. Army and was fortunate to be a radio host on AFKN in Seoul, South Korea. Back in New Orleans, his career in trucking radio began in the summer of 1972 when he joined Charlie Douglas and The Road Gang. Today, he’s honored to serve the men and women of the “Wonderful World of Trucking” across North America through SiriusXM. The Dave Nemo Show keeps over a million professional drivers and industry stakeholders informed of current and pending issues affecting the trucking industry, ranging from transportation legislation and technology to health and wellness. Broadcasting legend Dave Nemo has been a trusted source of both information and entertainment for 50 years.
About SCF: www.truckersfund.org
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), truck driver charity that helps over-the-road and regional semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury, occurring within the last year, has caused them to be out of work. The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) provides a short-term safety net for these drivers by making direct payments for necessity household expenses including rent or mortgage, utility bills, vehicle payments and insurance payments. To date, SCF has provided over $4.3 million in direct assistance on behalf of 3,632+ professional drivers. The SCF also offers free health and wellness programs to drivers including smoking cessation, diabetes prevention, vaccine vouchers, and cancer screenings.
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