MercyMe, Craig Morgan, Blake Shelton Join Trace Adkins For 'Jammin' To Beat The Blues,' Fight Mental Illness At Nashville's Ryman Auditorium

Marcus Lundin Mar 15, 2018 12:59 AM EDT
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Award-winning artists MercyMe, Craig Morgan, and Blake Shelton will join Trace Adkins on his upcoming charity concert "Jammin' to Beat The Blues" at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium on March 21, along with the previously announced artists Jason Crabb and High Valley. The event aims to benefit Mental Health America of Middle Tennessee (MHAMT), which aims to promote mental wellness via education and specialized mental health resources, as well as services that improve quality of life.

Country artist and hitmaker Trace Adkins, who is known for songs such as "Watered Down" and his current single "Still a Soldier," has made it part of his life mission to give back to important causes throughout his career. He currently serves as a spokesman for the Wounded Warrior Project and the American Red Cross and has also been on twelve United Service Organizations (USO) tours serving members of the United States Armed Forces and their families.

Adkins is currently on tour with Shelton, who recently achieved his 25th career No. 1 with "I'll Name The Dogs" off his latest album Texoma Shore, which was equally successful, becoming his sixth record to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Top Country Albums chart.

Craig Morgan is another country artist who has had 25 songs on the Billboard charts, including his "That's What I Love About Sunday" which spent four weeks at No. 1. He is also an Army and Army Reserves veteran of 17 years, who has made 14 overseas trips to perform for U.S. servicemen and women.

MercyMe is the five-time Grammy-nominated and multi-Platinum selling band which made history in 2014 as their song "I Can Only Imagine" became the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum digitally. The song is a cut from the album Almost There which recently received triple-platinum certification from the RIAA.

The band is currently on a nationwide tour and recently unveiled their greatest hits album I Can Only Imagine - The Very Best of MercyMe coinciding with the release of the upcoming feature film I Can Only Imagine, in which Adkins plays MercyMe's real-life manager, Scott Brickell.

Adkins himself says about the lineup, "Never have I been surrounded by more talent. I am thrilled and honored to welcome these three talented artists to the line-up!"

More information about "Jammin' to Beat The Blues," including tickets, can be found here.

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