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*Night of a Thousand Stars Benefit Concert*
2/18/2010  **Randy Owen to Headline Benefit**

Randy Owen, legendary front man for the country super group Alabama, will be among those donating their time and talents to the February 26th WorkPlay Concert in Birmingham benefitting the family of fallen Police Officer Philip Davis.  The Fort Payne native and country music icon personally contacted concert organizers late yesterday and offered his support. 



"Night of A Thousand Stars”

Benefit Concert for Pelham Police

Officer Philip Davis


Some mainstream Nashville artists and legendary songwriters have joined Mark Collie for the February 26th benefit concert at WorkPlay in Birmingham. Mark Collie is a Nashville veteran singer, songwriter, and actor, who became a mainstream country artist in the 1990s and may be best known for his hit song “Even the Man in the Moon is Crying”. Mark continues to work in the music industry and also has a number of television and movie appearances to his credit.


Among the artists donating their time and talents are:


1. Matt Kennon, whose latest single “The Call” is currently on the American Country Top 40 Charts,


2. Legendary Nashville songwriter Ronnie Bowman, who has penned numerous top country songs including number one country hits such as Kenny Chesney’s “Never Wanted Nothing More” and Brooks and Dunn’s “It Gets Better All the Time”


3. JT Hodges is an emerging singer/songwriter who was recently signed by Rob Thomas (Matchbox 20) to his Rtel label on Epic Records. Hodges’ unique sound and style is gaining a great deal of attention in the music industry.


4. An all star band including members of following country acts: Blackhawk, The Mavericks, BR5-49, and The Grand Ole Opry Band, that will back the above performers.


5. M-80s, a Birmingham area explosive 80s rock band that is favorite in the area music circuit.


6. 2 Blu and the Lucky Stiffs, an area Blues Band and a multiple time winner of the Magic City Blues contest.


A silent auction will also be held during the WorkPlay festivities.

Silent auction items include:

  •  Very rare, uncirculated, and professionally framed Artist Proof of Paul “Bear” Bryant by Robert Hollingsworth. Only 50 in existence (with COA). These rare proofs have never been sold.
  •  **Items provided by PGA Golfer Stewart Cink
    • 2009 PGA Signed President’s Cup Team Flag (Signed by: Tiger Woods, Stewart Cink, Jay Haas, Fred Couples, Phil Mickelson, Steve Stricker, Kenny Perry, Zach Johnson, Sean O’Hair, Jim Furyk, Anthony Kim, Justin Leonard, Lucas Glover, Hunter Mahan)
    •  18th Pin Flag from 2009 British Open Signed by the winner, Stewart Cink

  • Talladega Superspeedway Race Package (April 2010)
    • 2 Tri-oval Tower Seat to NASCAR Aaron’s 312 (April 24)
    • 2 Tri-oval Tower Seats to NASCAR Aaron’s 499 (April 25)
    • 2 Weekend Credentials (April 23-25) 
    • 2 VIP Hospitality Passes (April 25)
    • Weekend VIP Parking Pass (April 23-25)

  • Talladega Superspeedway VIP Garage Passes
  • BJCC VIP Box Suite Passes (x4) to selected events (Event Operations Group)
  • Signed Kenny Chesney Peavey Guitar 
  •  Signed Paul Stanley (Kiss) Washburn Guitar
  •  Limited Edition Concert Poster signed by Brad Paisley and Miranda Lambert (Live Nation)
  •  Personalized and Signed Bart Starr NFL Football (Bart Starr)
  •  Personalized and Signed Auburn Football by Heisman Winner Pat Sullivan 
  •  Signed Clemson Footballs and Photos (Dabo Swinney)
  • Scuba Gear (from Blue Water Scuba)
  • Ross Bridge Resort Package
  • Golf Packages (Ballantrae, Honours Golf)
  • Ice Skating Lessons/Packages (Pelham Civic Complex)
  • Outdoor Gear (Mark’s Outdoors)
  • Gym Membership Packages (YMCA and Gold’s Gym)
  • And More

** Final Bids on PGA Items donated by Stewart Cink will be taken at a Charity Golf Event scheduled for April 29, 2010 at Ballantrae Golf Course.


We urge everyone to help us support this cause and complete our goal of paying off the Davis Mortgage.


Ticket pricing

$15: General Admission

$75: (VIP)

Available at: www.workplay.com

Also Visit: www.officerphilipdavis.com



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