Ronnie Dunn took time on Thursday (Nov. 14) to do something that really matters. The country icon hosted his second annual Ronnie Dunn & Friends Holiday Bash concert in southern Kentucky to raise money for children's charities.

Dunn's friends for this year's event were Brett Eldredge and Parmalee. The fundraising show took place at the Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center in Bowling Green. All proceeds raised at the concert were raised for children's education and welfare -- some of the organizations that benefited were the American American Red Cross and Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Central Kentucky.

In September, Dunn traveled to some of the local Boys & Girls Clubs and United Way to learn more about the organizations and what they do. He even helped out with their daily activities.

“The most memorable thing was meeting the kids and a lot of the recipients and people that are involved [behind the scenes],” Dunn explains. “It has to mean something, or it’s not worth doing it. It’s for me as much as for anybody else.”

A follow-up 2013 Holiday Bash will continue to raise money for the charities on Dec. 6 at the National Corvette Museum. At last year's event, Dunn presented a $75,000 check. If you're interested in tickets to the Bash, find out more here.