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Benefit For The Animal Victims Of Hurricane Katrina

 

On Monday, November 21, a benefit was held at Loews Hotel and Convention Center in Nashville to raise money for relief efforts to help homeless animals from the hurricanes

 

Devon O'Day, of FM 98.7 WSIX and Sirius Radio, emceed the evening

 

Lydia and George Armistead, along with "Baby Powder"

were among those in attendance

 

A couple of the evening's organizers, Kathleen Maxwell and

LaRawn Scaife-Rhea, checked out the auction items

along with Kathleen's husband, Larry

 

RadioActive Promotions owner Marla Sitten and Patricia Smith of

Next Number One publishing were present for the benefit

 

Also on hand were Barbara Cloyd (host of Monday Night Open Mic at the Bluebird) and singer/songwriter Jo Clark

 

Performers at the event signed stuffed animals, posters, guitars and other items to later be auctioned off

 

Kimberly Roads of Little Big Town signs one of the stuffed toys while her

bandmate, Karen Fairchild, looks on

 

Minnie Murphy started the evening's music

 

Up next was Keith Anderson, who's current hit "XXL" is getting

airplay all over the country

 

Skip Ewing followed Keith Anderson

 

Sister act The Kinleys (Jennifer and Heather) took the stage

despite Jennifer being nine months pregnant

 

Second season Nashville Star winner Brad Cotter entertained the crowded room with his fingerpicking

 

Hit songwriter Bob DiPiero gave the crowd what it wanted when he

sang his hits including If You Ever Stop Loving Me (Montgomery Gentry)

 

Newcomer Callaway Cosper took the stage along with Bonnie Bramlett and entertained the audience with soulful song

 

Hit songwriter Bonnie Bramlett got down with soul as she performed

 

Jimi Westbrook

 

Kimberly and Karen demonstrate the vocal harmonies that are

garnering Little Big Town serious attention in Nashville

 

Phillip Sweet

 

Little Big Town performed their current hit, Boondocks

 

Brad Martin followed LBT

 

Michael Peterson entertained the audience with his "Needs to be a Jimmy Buffet hit" King of the Beach.

 

Radney Foster was on stage next and performed several of his hits

 

Last up for the evening was Blackhawk, with Henry Paul on lead vocals