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Gibson Guitartown Gala And Auction At BMI

 

On Thursday, Feb. 23rd, Gibson Guitars and BMI hosted

the GuitarTown Auction Gala Event, raising money for four charities

 

(l-r) Billy Block (Western Beat), Stormy Warren (GAC),

Elyse Luray (Auction Specialist) and Michael McCall

 

Marla Sitten (RadioActive Promotions) and Jessica Ford attended the event

 

Stephanie Langston (News 2) in her Manuel-designed clothes

stands by the Manuel-designed guitar up for auction

 

Tracy Lawrence arrives on the red carpet for

the Guitartown Auction and Gala event

 

Muzik Mafia member Shannon Lawson (r) and his wife,

creative artist Mandy Lawson

 

Creative artist Rachel Kice and Two Foot Fred,

both members of the Muzik Mafia

 

Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of Gibson Guitars, arrives for the event

 

Stephanie Langston and Manuel

 

Brenda Lee (r) and her assistant

with the guitar Brenda signed for the auction

 

Vince Gill, who signed one of the guitars up for auction,

never misses an opportunity to participate in charity events

 

Several members of the Nashville Star Season 4 cast

 

Chely Wright talks with Stephanie Langston of News 2

 

Big and Rich talk with the media about co-hosting the event

 

Chely Wright posing with one of the giant Gibson guitars

 

Creative artist Ronell Venter was the designer of "In The Music,"

the big guitar with LeAnn Rimes' picture on it

 

Henry Juszkiewicz, CEO of Gibson Guitars, thanks the crowd for coming

to the GuitarTown Auction Gala event

 

The main lobby at BMI was crowded with Music City's elite,

all there to observe and particip the guitar auctionate in

 

John Rich talks with the members of the Disney group, Everlife...

 

...before posing with the group. (l-r) Amber Ross, Julia Ross, John Rich

and Sarah Ross.

 

John Rich and Big Kenny were co-hosts of the event

 

John Rich talking with the crowd about the auction

 

Billy Block of Western Beat was also co-host of the event with Big & rich

 

John Rich, Billy Block and Big Kenny

 

At one point, Kenny took the mic and showed off a talent

many don't know he has... that of auctioneer

 

Big Kenny yells the final "SOLD" to the highest bidder

for the Brooks & Dunn giant guitar

 

Keni Thomas provided entertainment for the event

 

Keni showing off his guitar licks

 

(l-r) Albert Love, Eileen Wallach (one of the guitar artists present) and

her husband, Rick Dewey

 

Two Foot Fred surrounded by the lovely ladies of Nashville Star Season 4

 

Gypsy and Caroline Carns were on hand to check out the festivities

 

Tanya Tucker and her son, Grayson,

speak with Laura Douglas of CMT Insider

 

Musician Stever Cropper takes a moment to smile for the camera with

Tanya Ticker and her son, Grayson

 

(l-r) Big Kenny's wife, Christiev, along with Virginia Davis,

songwriter Vicky McGehee and Shawn Pennington

 

Pru Clearwater and Jill Block (Billy's wife) were on hand to

have fun at the GuitarTown Auction Gala event

 

Leroy Parnell and Jim Felber, Entertainment Relations Director with Gibson

 

David Sandoval shares a smile with guitar artist Roxanne Charette

 

Layla Tucker, Tanya's daughter, strikes a pose reminiscent of her mother

 

Stephanie Langston, Rosie Flores and Manuel

stand by the guitar Manuel designed

 

Sarah Bowers and Leslie Roberts pose with the guitar they designed

for the guitar auction

 

Nicholette Rock enjoyed the evening at the GuitarTown Auction Gala event

 

Shevy Smith, artist and keyboard player for Keni Thomas,

and Keni  pose for a pic in the BMI lobby

 

Katie Roller Schultz designed the Brooks and Dunn giant guitar

 

Billy Block watches as Kathleen Guzman shouts out SOLD to one buyer

 

Randy Himes of AFTRA and his wife, Betsy, enjoyed the evening

at the Gibson GuitarTown Auction