Gary Allan Fan Club Raises $25,000 for St. Jude in Honor of Late President
Gary Allan recently performed a show for 1,000 members of his fan club at Nashville’s Rocketown, and during the performance, honored the late president of the fan club, Sharon Eaves, who passed away in October 2015. Eaves was the president for more than 20 years and, according to a news release, was a "well-respected Music Row veteran and humanitarian."
Allan stopped the fan club party show midway through to honor Eaves, sharing with the crowd what she meant to him and the work that she did with St. Jude Children’s Hospital. The show also included a live auction to raise money for St. Jude in Eaves’ honor, including the auctioning off of a ring designed by Allan which featured a silver skull, three diamonds and Allan’s initials on the inside of the band. The $7,500 from the ring’s auction, along with funds raised through the remainder of the live auction, were combined with an online auction Allan held a week prior. The online auction featured items like a signed guitar, signed drumhead, early admittance and front row seats and meet & greets, and together with the live portion raised more than $25,000 for St. Jude in Eaves’ honor.
Allan performed a two-hour set for fans, including hits like “Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" and some audience requests. He also played some tunes from his new record, marking the first ever live performance of the single “Do You Wish It Was Me?”
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