Wade Hayes Brings in Miranda Lambert for Cancer Benefit
Wade Hayes is bringing out the big guns for the benefit he’s hosting to support Nashville’s Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center: Miranda Lambert. The lineup for the Country Hits Back concert will also include Kix Brooks and Steve Wariner, and it will take place at the Franklin Theater just outside of Nashville.
Hayes survived cancer twice, and in light of those battles now has an increased desire to give back to those who helped him beat the disease.
"I give the glory to God and credit to Dr. [Jordan] Berlin and the staff at Vanderbilt for being alive today,” he says. "I am absolutely thrilled that Miranda, Kix and Steve are taking time out of their busy schedules to join us, and we're looking forward to a great night of music for a cause that will always be near and dear to my heart."
The "Old Enough to Know Better" singer defeated Stage IV cancer, and at one point he only had a 12 percent chance at survival.
"Dr. Berlin said, 'Wade, you were stage IV and now you're cancer-free. We can take your port out. This is a big deal and I want to tell you something. I want you to go live your life,’” he recalls.
The artist then wrote a song called “Go Live Your Life,” appropriately the title track of his latest record. Tickets to the Country Hits Back show are available through the venue’s site.
According to Rolling Stone Country, Hayes is busy touring, writing, and also encouraging others to be proactive about their health, as early detection is a huge factor in being able to overcome cancer.
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