Buddy Jewell, Bridgette Tatum, J. Karen Thomas and Montrel Darrett To Headline Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Viewing Party And Benefit Gala

The 2nd annual Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Viewing Party and Benefit Gala will feature a diverse array of musical talent, including “Nashville Star” winner Buddy Jewell, ABC “Nashville’s” J. Karen Thomas, award winning gospel artist, Montrel Darrett and country rocker, Bridgette Tatum.


Buddy Jewell quickly rose to fame in 2003 as the first winner of USA Network’s “Nashville Star.” His hits include “Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey’s Song)” and “Sweet Southern Comfort.” He is a diverse and charismatic performer, with an extensive fan base which extends well beyond the country and gospel genres. From children to NFL players, Buddy appeals to music fans of all ages, from all walks of life. His recent video “Reason to Read” (with Patty Loveless) has even become a success with the youngsters who watch PBS’ award winning educational show, “Between the Lions.”

J. Karen Thomas currently stars as Audrey Carlisle on the hit ABC series, “Nashville.” A dedicated actress, she also enjoyed a stint on “Drop Dead Diva” and recently completed the Ashley Judd vehicle, “Identical” and “Boulevard” with Robin Williams.  J. Karen has a passion for music and her new CD, “Love Just Happens” is a romantic collage of jazz, pop, standards and spiritual originals.

Montrel Darrett began singing as a child, wrote his first song at four, and formed his first group, the True Notes, with his siblings as a teenager. Montrel later joined the award winning gospel group Commissioned, and performed and recorded with them for a number of years. Montrel left the group to pursue a solo career in 1999.  He also writes and produces for other gospel acts including Virtue, Sharon Riley, and Faith Chorale.

Bridgette Tatum is no stranger to the top of the country charts.  She wrote the 2009 Jason Aldean hit, “She’s Country”.  Her song, “Loud” was recorded by Big & Rich and was the theme music for John Rich’s reality show, “Gone Country.” Bridgette hit the charts herself with “I Like My Cowboys Dirty” and “Hillbilly Rockstar” and recently toured with Heidi Neufield.

Other event activities include fashion runways featuring Elisabeth Donaldson of Monarch Clothing and Detreia Burr of D Michelle Designs.


Alliant Music Group, Hotspot Nashville, Bravo Entertainment Group, Team Green World, Women In Film & TV, Interstate Lighting, The Parlor Recording Studio, Chomco Media, Spontuneous Games, Monster Energy Drinks, International Film Festival of Nashville, Fashion & Creative Enterprises, Myka, Inc., Monarch Clothing, D Michelle Designs, and the Faulkner Management Group.

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