EUROPEAN COUNTRY MUSIC MALE ARTIST OF THE YEAR, ALLEN KARL wants to Raise Money For Children’s Hospice.
James Allen of James Allen Promotions, former promotions manager for Box Car Willie and currently on the promotions team for Allen Karl, has stated that he would very much like to help do more for the Children’s Hospice. James who himself is living with cancer, is trying to find a way to arrange a live music show for the Children’s Hospice. According to James, Allen Karl finishes his tour of the UK on the 10th of April this year, therefore James would very much like to arrange the live music show for the Children on that date. James has already contacted a band to see if they will donate their time for this event. Naturally they would still have to find a suitable venue for this event. James believes, that when you do good things for people, good people step up and come to the rescue, so James says someone will offer to supply a venue for the Children at the Children’s Hospice. It is to be noted that James has agreed that, eventhough so much time and effort will have to go into the arrangement’s of this show he would be more than happy to give all ticket sales to the children.
Dickens is a walking country music history book, and a link to long-gone country heroes such as Roy Acuff
(who brought Dickens to the Opry in 1948, 10 years before contemporary country star Taylor Swift
’s mother was born) and Hank Williams
(who gave Dickens his nickname, “Tater”).
In the 1960s, he became the first country performer to “circle the globe” on a world tour that included stops in Tokyo, Okinawa, Taipei, Bangkok, Saigon, Turkey, Denmark, Germany and Montreal. And he remains among the Opry’s most popular and amiable attractions, greeting the audience in dazzling outfits that the diminutive Dickens jokes make him look like “Mighty Mouse in his pajamas.”
“Sometimes I can’t believe that I’m thought of as someone who’s contributed to this industry,” Dickens told The Tennessean in 1995, when Swift was 5. “It’s hard for me to explain how I feel about it. Because country music is my life. I’ve lived it.”
Since then, he’s kept on living it, starring in Brad Paisley
videos, appearing on the CMA Awards
and, most of all, serving as the Grand Ole Opry’s sparkling, joke-telling ambassador.