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Lonestar & Friends Strike Out For The Kids

Lonestar & Friends Strike Out For The Kids


Lonestar & Friends Strike Out For The Kids

Trick Pony-Ira Dean

Copyright Photography by Nora
Lonestar & Friends Strike Out For The Kids Photos

Many fans were on hand at Hermitage Lanes in Nashville for the Annual Lonestar & Friends Strike Out For The Kids. Fans had the chance to meet, get autographs and photos and also bowl with their favorite star to help support St. Jude. Not only did fans who had bought tickets get to meet and greet their favorite stars, they were also treated to a buffet dinner.

The stars began arriving around 6 p.m. where they were greeted by anxiously waiting fans. After a few brief interviews it was time for the bowling to begin. Stars such as Lonestar, Ira Dean and Keith Burns from Trick Pony, Hot Apple Pie, Jimmy Wayne, Buddy Jewell, Carrie Underwood, Pinmonkey, Brice Long, Nashville Star winner Chris Young, Brad Cotter, Linda Davis, and Albert Haynesworth from the Tennessee Titans took to the lanes to kick off the night.

All through the evening stars were busy posing for pictures, signing autographs and entertaining the fans. Jimmy Wayne I have to say was the most entertaining. Towards the end of the first bowling session Jimmy was on top of the counter dancing for screaming fans. The fans went wild as Jimmy joined by Dean Sams started unbuttoning their shirts. I have to say it's rare to see two men in a kick line but if you were at Hermitage Lanes you saw it with Jimmy and Dean.

Another popular photograph sought after by fans was Ira Dean and his puppy who he even gave fans to hold while he signed autographs. After briefly talking with Buddy Jewell I found out he is working on a new record deal and so there's no doubt fans can look forward to more music from this previous Nashville Star winner.

A silent auction was also held that night. Items being auctioned off were autographed t-shirts from the event and even the bowling shirts the stars wore. At one check point Chris Young's shirt was going for $250. This was an incredible night for fans to meet and greet, and interact with their favorite stars. I believe this is an event that will continue with much success over the years to come.

Article Written & Submitted by Nora Mayor
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