Nick Riggins of CMT Series, “Tobacco Wars” Tapped to Headline at Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Viewing Party

 Gospel Heavyweight T-Ran and Musik Mafia Alumnus, Tim Chance will also perform

The list of performers at the upcoming Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Viewing Party and Benefit Gala will be truly diverse as Nick Riggins of the CMT reality series, “Tobacco Wars” and his band, The Hard Dogs, join International gospel heavyweight, T-Ran, and country rapper, Tim Chance to topline the February 8th event at NuMynd Film Studios in Nashville.

Nick Riggins is a multi-talented musician, actor, songwriter and farmer. He recently starred in the CMT reality series, “Tobacco Wars.” On the series, he showcased his skill as a dark fire tobacco farmer, growing tobacco for cigars, while highlighting his skills on the concert stage, with his signature hit, “Farmed and Dangerous.” He has completed a new album for the Swat Music Label, which will be released this spring.

T-Ran Gilbert is currently headlining his annual “L.A.N.D. (Live And Not Die) Tour,” promoting his Live And Not Die EP, and recording his follow-up release, “The Imprint.” His debut video, “Need You Now,” took the country by storm when it reached over 1.3 million views and was added national rotation on the MTV circuit and thousands of other outlets, a real feat for an indie release. T-Ran Gilbert’s positive message and music is penetrating lives around the globe since he teamed up with Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson, and taken his positive life-affirming message to the streets for a “Season of Non-Violence Tour.”

Timothy Chance, a core member of Big & Rich’s infamous Musik Mafia has written, worked and toured with Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Colt Ford, Dee Jay Silver, 3 Doors Down, Dobie Gray and many more. His music is a blend of traditional country, rock-n-roll and raw hip-hop. He also hosts one of Music City’s most popular new music performance platforms, The Welcome to Nashville Showcase.

The Hollywood Meets Nashville Grammy Viewing Party and Benefit Gala is an annual event that brings together Nashville’s creative community to raise funds for worthwhile charities, as participants enjoy a red carpet, Hollywood caliber soiree. This year, the event will support two local charities battling hunger in Middle Tennessee. The Old School Farm is a unique non-profit dedicated to producing quality farm-to-table food while providing meaningful employment for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Sugga Momma’s Girls Club helps families in the inner city by providing cooking classes for youngsters with an emphasis on healthy food choices, and free Saturday lunches for neighborhood kids in danger of going hungry every weekend.

The Gala also includes the broadcast of the 57th Grammy Awards telecast on a 10’ mega screen and back to back musical performances. Other artists performing include Def Jam R&B artist, Jamison; teen sensation, Heather Faulkner; gospel choir, Nathan Young & Kairos; British country artist, Fiona Culley and Cleveland rocker, Matt Miller.

Event sponsors include Alliant Music Group, Hotspot Nashville, Women In Film & TV, Chomco Media, Monster Energy Drinks, and Everything Music llc.





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