Country music stars rally in Denver for a good cause

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DENVER — Seven of the hottest country music acts were in Denver on Tuesday night for KYGO’s St. Jude Jam.

The concert sold out in a matter of minutes, with fans anxious to see Cam, Maddie & Tae, Eric Pasley, Easton Corbin, Kelsea Ballerini, Chase Rice and Big & Rich.

“Always thrilled to raise money for St. Jude, thrilled to use music for good,” Eric Pasley said. “I think country music is great at doing that.”

All of the money raised will go to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a place leading the way in the fight against childhood cancer.

Presenting sponsor, Brent Wood of the Larry H. Miller car dealership said, “It means a tremendous amount to me. I have a special needs daughter. It hits close to home with me and my family. these children need that level of support. anything we can do give them the best chance to succeed and to help them with whatever issues they have health-wise.”

Easton Corbin took time off from his tour with Carrie Underwood to appear. He might have been raised in Florida, but Denver has a special place in his heart.

“I’m a gator. I went to UF.. go gators! Hope I didn’t make anybody mad. Tebow? Tim Tebow! As a matter of fact, the first time I played the Grizzly Rose, he came out and hung out with us. He just got signed to Denver,” he tweeted.

This was the first year KYGO has put on such an event, and it hopes to make it an annual concert.

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