Lyle Lovett will headline Band Together 2013 - WJBF-TV ABC 6 Augusta-Aiken

Lyle Lovett will headline Band Together 2013

Posted: Updated:
RALEIGH, N.C. -

Lyle Lovett will be this year's headline act for Band Together. 

The announcement was made on live television Wednesday morning on WNCN, which is a proud media partner of Band Together in its mission to use live music as a platform for social change.  Tickets will go on sale Friday morning at 10 a.m., and fans can check Band Together NC's web site for information.

Lovett is well-known to music fans as a singer, composer and actor with a broad career that spans 14 albums. The Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner.

This year, event proceeds will benefit Tammy Lynn Center in Raleigh.  The Tammy Lynn Center helps children and adults with developmental disabilities.

Last year, Band Together raised $566,000 for Urban Ministries of Wake County. The effort, founded to spark charitable work after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, plans to raise even more this year.

The event's opening act will be Mac and Juice, who recently won Band Together's "Last Band Standing" at Lincoln Theatre in Raleigh.

WNCN's Penn Holderness and Page Crawford will be on stage hosting the event.

Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television.  Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association's inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me since its release in February. The album was No. 1 for several weeks on the Americana charts. Release Me is quintessential Lyle, mixing a smart collection of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend's deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences.

"We're over the moon," said Matt Strickland, Executive Director. "We're so excited; he's such a great musician.

The partnership with Band Together is part of a greater community outreach initiative called "WNCN At Your Service."  The station's goal is to use its broadcasting capabilities to improve the communities it serves.


WNCN will help viewers protect themselves against identity theft by hosting a free Shred-It event on March 23 in Cary (Leith Nissan at 2000 Auto Park Blvd.) and Fayetteville (Leith Automall at 2012 Skibo Road). Both will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  WNCN is also the media partner for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network's upcoming PurpleStride Raleigh-Durham 2013.

  • EntertainmentMore>>

  • Correction: Britain-Obit-Richard Attenborough

    Correction: Britain-Obit-Richard Attenborough

    Monday, August 25 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-08-25 16:36:55 GMT
    Acclaimed actor and Oscar-winning director Richard Attenborough, whose film career on both sides of the camera spanned 60 years, has died. He was 90.
    In an obituary Aug. 24 on actor-director Richard Attenborough, The Associated Press erroneously reported that "In Which We Serve," a movie starring Attenborough, won an Oscar for Best Picture in 1942. The film did not win...
  • Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande kick off MTV VMAs

    Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande kick off MTV VMAs

    Sunday, August 24 2014 9:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 01:57:25 GMT
    By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Snakes and stage slips: There's drama and the MTV Video Music Awards haven't even begun yet.
    By MESFIN FEKADU AP Music Writer Nicki Minaj helped open the MTV Video Music Awards with a "Bang" as she brought her "Anaconda" video to life with a rump-shaking performance and had a wardrobe malfunction...
  • Nominees share Emmy-day rituals, perspectives

    Nominees share Emmy-day rituals, perspectives

    Sunday, August 24 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-08-24 22:06:43 GMT
    Most everyone was still a potential winner as nominees stepped out this weekend to celebrate in advance of Monday's Emmy ceremony.
    Most everyone was still a potential winner as nominees stepped out this weekend to celebrate in advance of Monday's Emmy ceremony.
  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • 'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    'Party mansion' in North Raleigh sells for $1 million

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:42:52 GMT
    File photoFile photo
    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
    A North Raleigh house commonly referred to as “the party mansion” sold last month for $1 million.
  • How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

    How to report drivers who pass stopped NC school buses

    Monday, August 25 2014 5:25 PM EDT2014-08-25 21:25:40 GMT
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai...
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and you can do something about it.The North Carolina Highway Patrol has a form for people who see a motorist pass a stopped school bus.Highway Patrol form to report drivers who pass school busesUnder North Carolina law, G.S. 20-217, drivers going either direction must stop when a school bus is stopped to let children off. Drivers are not supposed to continue until the bus has completed dropping the children off and begun to move agai...
  • NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

    NC has stiff penalties for passing stopped school bus

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:36:56 GMT
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun...
    Thousands of motorists pass stopped school buses every day, and many of them may not even realize they are breaking the law. It's an issue that has received intense attention in North Carolina, with 13 children being hit, and killed, at bus stops since 1999. One survey on March 26 of this year recorded 429 times where a driver roared past a stopped school bus in Wake County alone. In Durham County, there were 89 violations that same day and Cumberland County had a whopping 210. Johnston Coun...
Powered by WorldNow

1336 Augusta West Parkway
Augusta, GA 30909

Telephone: 706.722.6664
Email: talkback6@wjbf.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.