August 4, 2004
BRAD COTTER, USAS NASHVILLE STAR WINNER, MAKES HOMETOWN PROMISE TRUE
||Nashville, TN -- As millions of country music fans know, Brad Cotter is
the newly-crowned winner of USA Networks Nashville Star. Upon being named the most
recent Nashville Star, the 33-year-old singer/songwriter from Opelika, Alabama made a
promise on national television to his hometown that he would return to personally
celebrate the honor with his friends, family and the supportive community. Today, Epic
Recording Artist Brad Cotter made the very special announcement that the official
celebration date is set. The first annual Brad Cotter & Friends Celebration
Party on Lake Martin will be held on Sunday, September 5, 2004 at the Lake
Martin Amphitheater (Alexander City, Alabama).
In making the announcement, Cotter is confident in his celebratory location, The
Lake Martin Amphitheater was built by Russell Lands, Inc. The actual use of the
amphitheater is donated to the Lake Martin community to promote and provide for artistic
and cultural enjoyment. I cannot think of a better way to say thank-you than to return my
personal support to the very group of folks that carried the torch for me. This is my way
of saying thank you for the energy and the unity that they have shown.
The concert event will be presented by Russell Lands, Inc. and will benefit
Childrens Harbor, Inc. Childrens Harbor is a nonprofit organization founded by
Ben and Luanne Russell (1990). The Russells simple objective was to strengthen
children and families. The Childrens Harbor Lake Martin Campus provides camping and
adventure services to children with long-term, serious illnesses and their families. The
affiliated Childrens Harbor Family Center at Childrens Hospital (located in
Birmingham) provides counseling, social work, education and support services to these
children and their families. Childrens Harbor is honored to be the select
charity that Brad Cotter supports, adds Jim Ray, Director, Childrens Harbor.
We know that none of our efforts would be possible without the support of believers
like Brad Cotter, the folks in our community, and Russell Lands.
The Russell Lands organization is pleased to participate in the commemoration to recognize
Brads success. It is exciting and ideal for all of us at Russell Lands to have
Brad Cotter choose the Lake Martin Amphitheater as the venue to host Party On Lake
Martin. said Tom Lamberth, President of Russell Lands. Ben
Russells (Russell Lands Chairman and CEO) vision for the amphitheater was to attract
top quality talent to Lake Martin with the main benefactors being Childrens Harbor
and the Lake Martin Arts Council. We are proud to sponsor Brads celebration.
Information on Childrens Harbor can be found at www.childrensharbor.com. For
information on the Lake Martin Amphitheater, visit www.LMAT.org
For more information, please contact
Kirt Webster / (615) 777-6995 ext. 24 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Anita Mandell / (615) 742-4358 / email@example.com