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The evening of music was provided by Trace Adkins, with songwriters Ed Hill, Don Poythress, Monty Criswell and Kenny Beard, as well as Jim Hayden and Case & the
Common Folk.

“We must again say thank you to our two co-presenting sponsors, Vanderbilt Bone & Joint and STAR Physical Therapy, as well as our Patron and Table Sponsors. We are blessed to have such wonderful community support!” said Brenda Hauk, BrightStone Executive Director. “From the entertainers and musicians who give of their time, the sponsors and patrons who financially support, the volunteers who work so hard, the businesses and artists who donate auction items or provide in-kind support—all played a role in making this 11th annual benefit the highest attended and the most financially successful yet!”

This year’s event raised more than $122,000 in general funding, with over 660 attendees. In addition, over $138,000 was raised on-site that evening toward the building of a home, in tribute to Dr. Craig Ferrell. “All of these gifts will help adults in our area to have not only a job, but also a quality life,” stated Brenda.

BrightStone is a resource in the community providing job training and employment opportunities for adults who are developmentally disabled. If you are interested in learning more or have any questions regarding “Music That Touches the Heart”, please contact Tina Majors, Director of Fund Development, by phone at 790-4888 or by email at To learn more about BrightStone, visit

Photos 2 -6 are courtesy of Brentwood Camera Club.