Cole Swindell Returns to Headline Catwalk for a Cause After-Party

Cole Swindell Returns to Headline Catwalk for a Cause After-Party

Top Country Music Artist along with Singers/Songwriters Adam Sanders and Taylor Phillips Help the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Celebrate 10 Years Of Fighting Childhood Cancer

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (April 16, 2019) — For the second-straight year, award-winning artist Cole Swindell will perform at the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation’s (MTJF) Catwalk for a Cause event, the foundation’s signature fundraising event benefiting childhood cancer awareness and initiatives.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Catwalk for a Cause will showcase a Fight Night theme in an airplane hanger at Statesville Regional Airport in Statesville, N.C. on May 15th. The highlight of the evening is a fashion show featuring Catwalk Heroes, children who are in treatment or remission from cancer, strutting the runway with NASCAR drivers and their spouses.

The star-studded evening includes a cocktail hour featuring musical entertainment, silent and live auctions, a fashion show and after party concert. Country music singer and songwriters Adam Sanders and Taylor Phillips will be opening this years after party concert for 2016 CMA New Artist of the Year winner Swindell.

Sanders, from Lake City, Florida, is a singer/songwriter whose songs have made their way onto albums for Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley, Tyler Farr and more, including No. 1 singles “Ain’t Worth The Whiskey” for Cole Swindell and “Hell of A Night” for Dustin Lynch. He has toured with Cole Swindell, Eric Paslay and CAM. And shared the stage with Luke Bryan, Eric Church, Thomas Rhett, Randy Houser, Dustin Lynch, Easton Corbin, Gary Allan and more. He currently has 60 million streams on Spotify and has sold 70,000 singles.

Philips of Sanford, North Carolina, is also forging his path along Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, after meeting touring artists Eric Church, Craig Campbell, Dee Jay Silver and Ricky Young. After a series of odd jobs like handling merchandise sales for Kellie Pickler, he found his true talent in song writing and now owns a successful song writing studio. Taylor has cuts with Luke Combs, Jacob Bryant, Craig Campbell, Love & Theft, Kane Brown and others.

Multi-Platinum 11-time No. 1 hit singer/songwriter Cole Swindell will once again headline the After-Party concert. Swindell most recently launched his third Warner Bros./Warner Music Nashville album, “All of It”. It follows on the heels of an impressive career resume including a record-breaking eight No. 1 singles as a solo artist, 10 No. 1 singles as a songwriter, six Platinum singles, 1 Gold single, one Platinum album, one Gold album, almost 1.5 billion on demand streams, four consecutive sold-out Down Home Tours and numerous songwriting awards including NSAI Songwriter/Artist of the Year (2016) and two back-to-back CMA Triple Play Awards to name a few. He has racked up an impressive eight career No. 1 singles along with recording three albums for Warner Bros. Records. He was awarded the 2015 Academy of Country Music New Artist of the Year. He is the only solo artist in the history of Country Arched/Mediabase to top the chart with his first SEVEN singles.

In a joint statement, Truex, the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion driver, and his long-time partner Sherry Pollex said, “Having Cole back with us to celebrate our 10th Anniversary of Catwalk for a Cause means the world to us.  We appreciate him donating his time to perform at our event, and for everything he has done to help our kids battling this terrible disease. Last year’s Catwalk for a Cause raised more than $650,000, and we’re hoping to surpass that number this year.”

Fox Sports personality Shannon Spake will emcee this year’s event.

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