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Pickin’ for Prevention 2013 – AFSP Middle TN Chapter – Songwriter Event – {Edwards Photography Studios}

To kick off CMA week, some of the biggest songwriters in country music joined together to benefit the Middle TN Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.  With special performances by Randy Owen and Chris Young, it was definitely a one of a kind show.  Songwriters included Dallas Davidson, Anthony Smith, Dave Turnbull, Allen Shamblin, Brian White, Frank Myers, Kylie Sackley, Rob Hatch and Dan Couch.  The hottest new duo, Two Story Road, opened the night with their new music.  Chris Young joined in the “TEXT to Donate”  Program while performing on stage.  Allen Shamblin (co-writer to the song “Why” by Rascal Flatts)  performed this song about losing someone to suicide.

The Middle TN Chapter of AFSP’s mission is dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research, education and advocacy and to reaching out to individuals with mental disorders and those impacted by suicide, as well as reduce the stigma associated with mental health.

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Jerrod Neimann Listening Party ~ CMA Week – {Nashville Music Event Photographer}

Kicking off CMA Week with a listening party for Jerrod Niemann.  People from all over the country come to “NashVegas” for the CMA awards and parties.  We enjoyed working with Arista to celebrate Jerrod’s new single, “Drink to That All Night”.  Check it out here….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5wowYasa2g.  It’s also available on iTunes.

Thanks to the crew at Arista for hiring us to work this super fun event!

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Country on the Beach ~ {Edwards Photography Studios}

For several years now, EPS has participated with the Country on the Beach Trips to benefit the T.J. Martell Foundation.  Hosted by GAC’s Storme Warren & the country duo Montgomery Gentry, along with several other artists, it always proves to be a fantastic event!  The one and only Mrs.Nancy Jeffares with Travelin’ Inc. organizes the event each year and will not let you down on good times to be had while supporting a wonderful cause!

Complete with several talented artists performing live, sand castle competitions, beach olympics, live auctions, tequila volleyball, live music on a sailboat, parades in the street and an extremely fun and caring group of people, you can’t go wrong by attending this trip.  This is a group of people that love reconnecting each year, while welcoming newcomers and is known as the “most dysfunctional traveling family”. :-)  Register for 2014 and join in the fun! Click here for more information:  http://www.countryonthebeach.com/

Here are some highlights from the 2011 and 2012 trips…

2011 – Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

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2012 – Key West, Florida

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Hope to see you at COTB 6! – Oct 4th-7th

American Idol Contestant ~ Jenny Beth Willis – {Nashville Music Photography}

A special thank you to singer/songwriter, Wades Hayes….(https://www.facebook.com/officialwadehayes) for contacting us to do the head shots for a beautiful young singer/songwriter and American Idol Contestant, Jenny Beth Willis.

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This girl is a natural beauty, inside and out, and has big plans for an amazing music career.  Working with her and her mother was a so much fun. They are both such genuine people.  After speaking with her mother over the phone and getting ideas together, I had no doubt this would be a fun project.  Dear friend and make up artist, Lynn Borges, (www.LynnBorges.com) worked with us to make decisions on wardrobe, as well as did a beautiful job with her makeup and hair…JB is a natural born artisit and I have no doubt you will hear her on the radio in the future…probably even calling in requests to hear her beautiful voice again!  You can follow her on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/jennybethwillisofficial.  In the meantime, stay tuned for her album launch in a few months!

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Out of the Darkness Walk ~ 2013 – {American Foundation for Suicide Prevention}

Well, the 4th Annual Nashville Music Row Walk is over and what a beautiful event it was!  With the predictions of pouring rain and thunderstorms, all night and morning, somehow the heavens parted and the sun rays came through…just in time to give us a beautiful walk for over 500 people. Thank you to all the volunteers and sponsors. We, raised nearly $50K and raised awareness for the American Foundation of Suicide Prevention throughout the streets of Music Row in Nashville..what a success!

More importantly, we came together for a cause that is near and dear to each of us. We were a family reaching for a common goal to shed light on Suicide Prevention and help each other heal.  Much love to everyone involved…your efforts are greatly appreciated!

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