More than a dozen country artists are joining forces to raise money for the families of five slain Dallas police officers. The benefit concert—Stars Behind the Stars—will take place Wednesday, July 27, at Billy Bob’s Texas in Fort Worth. The lineup features Tanya Tucker, The Oak Ridge Boys, Mark Wills, Collin Raye, Janie Fricke, T.G. Sheppard, Kelly Lang, The Bellamy Brothers, T. Graham Brown, Johnny Lee, Gene Watson, John Conlee, Ronnie McDowell, Mickey Gilley, Moe Bandy and a special appearance by Randy Travis.
Cumulus Dallas/Ft. Worth will be the official radio partner of Stars Behind the Stars and 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Dallas Police Association’s Assist the Officer Foundation, which provides immediate assistance to an officer’s family in the event of the death of an active officer.
T.G. Sheppard will serve as host and the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame Band will provide the backing music. Tickets are on sale now ($10 general admission, $20 reserve).
On July 7, a gunman ambushed a group of Dallas police officers, killing five and injuring nine others, as well as two bystanders.
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