Charles Kelley of Multi-Platinum Trio Lady Antebellum to Headline Snowmass Celebrity Ski Fest, Presented by ASCAP
December 19, 2017
Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado, Dec. 19, 2017 – ASCAP, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, and sEVENTeen Event Management have announced the headliner for the inaugural Snowmass Celebrity Ski Fest charity event. Charles Kelley of critically acclaimed, seven-time Grammy Award-winning trio Lady Antebellum will headline the exclusive event, to be held in the Colorado Rockies on February 21-22, 2018.
Singers, songwriters and celebrities will come together for the annual event to raise money for LadyAID, a philanthropic effort founded by the members of Lady Antebellum - Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley, and Hillary Scott. Created in 2012, the multi-level organization garners awareness and support for children in need locally, nationally and globally, as it is a component fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Presented by ASCAP, the Snowmass Celebrity Ski Fest will offer participants the opportunity to ski with some of the country’s top songwriters and attend an intimate concert by Kelley. The concert will take place at a private lodge in the mountains and will open with a hit songwriters round that will include musical greats such as acclaimed songwriter-artist Edwin McCain, Grammy Award-winning songwriter-producer Chris DeStefano, singer-songwriter and star of CMT’s Nashville, Charles Esten, and more to be announced.
“We have a wonderful group of talented musicians who will converge in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. Combine that talent, the majestic backdrop of the mountains, a cozy lodge, as well as the competition and camaraderie on the ski slope, and everyone is in for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, “ said Michael Martin, ASCAP Vice President of Membership, Nashville.
Due to the exclusive nature of this event, there are only a limited number of spots available. To donate, participate, or become a sponsor, please visit www.snowmasscelebskifest.com. Proceeds will benefit LadyAID, making purchases and donations tax-deductible.
Additional musicians and celebrities will be announced in the coming days. Learn more and stay in touch on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter: @SnowmassSkiFest.
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About Charles Kelley
Charles Kelley is one-third of multi-Platinum trio Lady Antebellum, whose empowering call of independence can be found in their latest single “Heart Break,” the title track from their #1 selling sixth studio album. "Heart Break" provides "a bedrock for the entire record" (Paste) as "Scott takes satisfaction in feminine independence" (NPR) with "a touch of darkness and a clever play on words" (Rolling Stone). Before natural disasters struck the Caribbean, the seven-time GRAMMY winners traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico for its colorful Spanish colonial buildings and vibrant culture to provide the backdrop of the track’s music video. Feeling the urgency to continue raising awareness and support for those affected after Hurricane Maria stuck the area, Lady A made a significant donation from LadyAID® to hurricane relief efforts via MusiCares® and United for Puerto Rico. Fans can also take part in the ongoing relief efforts by contributing at LadyAID.org. HEART BREAK follows more than 18 million units, nine #1 hits, ACM and CMA "Vocal Group of the Year” trophies three years in a row, and countless other honors including seven Grammys, Billboard Music Awards, People’s Choice Awards and Teen Choice Awards. Along with his success as part of Lady Antebellum, Kelley also earned a Grammy nomination for "Best Country Duo/Group Performance” for the title track of his solo record The Driver, and has also penned #1 hits recorded by artists including Luke Bryan and Darius Rucker. For more information visit www.ladyantebellum.com.
The LadyAID Fund of the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee is a philanthropic effort founded by the members of Lady Antebellum - Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott - to bring awareness to, and generate support for, the plight of children locally, nationally, and globally who cannot otherwise help themselves. The multi-level campaign focuses primarily on children’s hospitals in the United States and Canada, and the overall betterment of children’s lives around the world. For more information, please visit www.ladyaid.org
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a professional membership organization of songwriters, composers and music publishers of every kind of music. ASCAP's mission is to license and promote the music of its members and foreign affiliates, obtain fair compensation for the public performance of their works and to distribute the royalties that it collects based upon those performances. ASCAP members write the world's best-loved music and ASCAP has pioneered the efficient licensing of that music to hundreds of thousands of enterprises who use it to add value to their business - from bars, restaurants and retail, to radio, TV and cable, to Internet, mobile services and more. The ASCAP license offers an efficient solution for businesses to legally perform ASCAP music while respecting the right of songwriters and composers to be paid fairly. With more than 700,000 members representing more than 10 million copyrighted works, ASCAP is the worldwide leader in performance royalties, service and advocacy for songwriters and composers, and the only American performing rights organization (PRO) owned and governed by its writer and publisher members. Learn more and stay in touch at www.ascap.com, on Twitter and Instagram @ASCAP and on Facebook.
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