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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