Pair of Annual Golf Tourneys Aim to Help Kids Through Country Music

Country music celebrities will be coming out swinging in the coming weeks at a couple of annual charitable golf tournaments who just announced their lineups. Whether you’re a golfer or not, you can participate in the music portion of these events and help out a good cause in the process.

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The 8th Annual Golf & Guitars Music Festival and Children’s Charity Golf Tournament has announced the lineup and details for their May 18th and 19th event at Sacramento’s Hanging Oaks Golf Course. The event features a total of 32 country music performers and songwriters, and is expected to raise $100,000 for the Morton Golf Foundation—a charity set up to provide golf programs to promote exercise in a healthy outdoor environment, to create a recreational environment that builds lasting personal development and that seamlessly introduces life’s core values of the great game of golf to the youth, disabled and underserved communities in the Sacramento, CA region. 100% of the net proceeds go to charity.

This year the Golf & Guitars event will feature:

”Josh Turner  ”Love & Theft  ”Jason Eady  ”Courtney Patton  ”The Swon Brothers  ”Jon Pardi  ”Jason Michael Carroll  ”A Thousand Horses  ”Michael Ray  ”One Flew South  ”Old Dominion  ”Joel Crouse  ”Julie Roberts  ”Trent Tomlinson  ”Jim McCormick  ”Megan Conner  ”Logan Brill  ”Johnny Bulford  ”Janell Wheeler  ”Lindsay Lawler

“All of the artists volunteer their time for the kids and it’s a beautiful example of the country community coming together for a great cause,” says Ken Morton Jr., a country music writer whose contributions can be found right here on Saving Country Music. Day Two concert tickets are $30.00, and VIP Packages are available for $150.00 For tickets and more info, please visit

Wade Bowen
Wade Bowen

The 17th Annual Wade Bowen Classic has just announced their lineup as well. The 2-day event begins with an all-star concert on May 31st at Indian Spring Park in Bowen’s home town of Waco, TX. Bowen has raised over a million dollars for various local organizations just in the past 5 years, and this year the Bowen Family Foundation beneficiaries are Avance and the Boys and Girls Club of Waco. Jeff Kyle will also be in attendance representing the Chris Kyle Foundation. The two-man golf scramble at the Cottonwood Creek Golf Course the next day is already sold out, but the concert still has tickets.

The Wade Bowen Classic will feature:

”The Great Divide  ”Cory Morrow  ”Charlie Worsham  ”Stoney LaRue  ”Dirty River Boys  ”Sean McConnell  ”Sam Riggs  ”Mike Ryan  ”Haley Cole ”Surprise Duo

“I am so excited about the lineup we have this year. So many of my friends, some we can announce, some are going to be huge surprises, lending their talents to make this event possible,” says Wade Bowen. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $25 the days of the show, with a few VIP packages available. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

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