Love and Theft’s Stephen Barker Liles is calling on some of his country music friends, including Florida Georgia Line and Jerrod Niemann, to join forces at the Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert on Dec. 4 at Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.
Stephen, who will be hosting the event, knows what it’s like to live with a loved one fighting ALS. His mother, Susie Burchett, was diagnosed with the neurodegenerative disease earlier this year. Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) is a disease that causes the death of neurons which control voluntary muscles.
“I’ve had the privilege of helping with many charities through the years, but when the cause touches your life, it changes everything,” said Stephen Barker Liles. “When my mother was diagnosed with ALS in March of this year, I was devastated. But I also felt called to make a difference to help her and others through my musical platform. I’m incredibly grateful for some of my dear friends who are joining me to shine light through our music and bring hope to millions.”
The event will include performances from Love and Theft, Florida Georgia Line, Jerrod Niemann, Craig Campbell, Canaan Smith, Trent Tomlinson, The Warren Brothers, and Stevie Monce.
Shine for Susie ALS Benefit Concert was formed as a partnership between The ALS Association of Tennessee and the Burchett and Liles Family to raise funds in the fight against ALS.
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