IN HONOR OF LATE FAN CLUB PRESIDENT AND INDUSTRY VETERAN SHARON EAVES
Nashville, TN — June 8, 2016 — Last night, country chart-topper Gary Allan performed to over 1,000 adoring fans at his annual Fan Club Party. Hosted by GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, the event took place at Rocketown and included an intimate performance, requests from the audience, and a touching moment in memorium of a dear friend.
In the middle of his performance, Allan stopped the show to remember his longtime friend, the late Sharon Eaves. Eaves, who passed away in October of last year was the President of Allan’s Fan Club for almost twenty years and a well-respected music row veteran and humanitarian. Allan took a moment to explain what Sharon meant to him and what she meant to so many people, including those touched by her work at St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Jackie Proffit from St. Jude joined Allan and Alexander on stage to honor Sharon and her contribution to the children’s hospital. The group was then joined by Bob Parks’ Dale Nichols who took on the task of auctioning off the first ring Gary designed from beginning to end for his new jewelry line. The silver skull designed ring featured three diamonds and Gary’s initials inside the band. The lucky winner got the ring for $7500. In addition to the live auction at the Fan Club Party, Allan also hosted an online auction in Sharon’s honor last week wherein he auctioned off early admittance and front row seats, a signed guitar, a signed drum head as well as meet & greets at Allan’s shows for a year. Through the generosity of his fans, the event raised over $25,000 for St. Jude in Sharon’s honor.
In addition to the auction and taking requests from the audience, Allan performed a two-hour set that included chart-toppers “Watching Airplanes” and “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain).” He also performed several selections from his new studio album, including the first ever live performance of his new single, “Do You Wish It Was Me?,” which will be available for digital on-sale this Friday, June 10th.