Memorial Day (May 30) was made extra special this year with the first-ever Camp Nash Festival held at Fontanel Mansion (Barbara Mandrell’s former residence) in Whites Creek, Tenn., about 10 miles north of Nashville.
Camp Nash featured multiple performance, as well as activities for the entire family to enjoy. The day-long event included performances at the Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheater by Nash Next’s winning trio Breaking Southwest, RaeLynn, Chuck Wicks, Thompson Square and Parmalee, who gave a shout out to a very happy couple in the audience who had just gotten engaged.
Big & Rich headlined the show, closing out the day by inviting 10 U.S. Special Forces veterans onstage, two of which were Medal of Honor recipients. The duo also played their hits for the crowd—including “Look at You,” “Runaway With You” and the “Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)”—and welcomed friend and country rapper Cowboy Troy to the stage for some extra spark.
The event was hosted by Chuck Wicks along with co-hosts Blair Garner of America’s Morning Show and Shawn Parr of Nash Nights Live. All of the ticket proceeds from Camp Nash benefited The Special Forces Charitable Trust, which provides support to Special Forces’ families before, during and after each soldier’s deployment.
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