Dolly Parton, Charlie Daniels, Reba McEntire, Kenny Chesney, Little Big Town, Brenda Lee, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, LeAnn Rimes, The Doobie Brothers, Zac Brown Band and others have decorated Christmas trees to raise money for their favorite charities this holiday season in a new attraction at Gaylord Opryland Resort.
Parade of Trees—a stunning collection of 15 spectacularly decorated Christmas trees—is now on display throughout the resort’s nine acres of indoor gardens as part of Gaylord Opryland’s A Country Christmas.
Each tree is up for grabs to the highest online bidder with the funds raised benefiting the not-for-profit organization designated for the tree. The winning bidder will receive the tree’s decorations and all the prizes for that particular tree.
Dolly Parton’s tree which benefits The Imagination Library will include four tickets to Dollywood including a meet & greet with Parton, signed 8 x 10 photo, one personal book from Parton, one cookbook, and 38 Imagination Library books with four of them to be autographed.
Charlie Daniels’ tree will benefit the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and Galilean Home Ministries. Under his tree, bidders can find show tickets for two concerts in 2015 including meet & greet with Daneils, an autographed cowboy hat, an autographed guitar with case, an autographed gold fiddle with case, along with a basket full of Charlie Daniels goodies containing t-shirt, hat, books, CDs, an autographed sheet music for “Devil Went Down to Georgia” and fiddle bows.
Reba’s tree will benefit Reba’s Ranch House and include a Reba brand leather jacket, Reba sublimation bling top, 14 tickets and parking passes to Nashville Predators game in Reba’s personal Starstruck suite, an autographed CD, picture and boots from Reba.
Kenny Chesney’s tree benefits the Just Keep Livin’ Foundation and includes two VIP experience tickets to a 2015 Kenny Chesney concert featuring official pre-game tailgate party, premiere parking, sweatshirt/t-shirt, exclusive entrance and more. It also includes Kenny Chesney merchandise including two beach towels, six flags, three t-shirts, cups, mugs, tumblers, coasters, mousepad, keychain, koozies and more, an autographed guitar, a KC album catalog including all 19 of Chesney’s CDs, a Blue Chair Bay Rum collectible package featuring a case of rum with 12 bottles and a limited edition set of four beach-glass cocktail glasses in a branded, custom wooden box.
Bids are being accepted online at OprylandParadeOfTrees.com through December 31st.
Other featured trees include:
Little Big Town benefiting Blood:Water Missions
Zac Brown Band benefiting Camp Southern Ground
Martina McBride benefiting National Military Family Association/H.E.R.O. Child Rescue Corps
LeAnn Rimes benefiting Central Alabama Theater
Sara Evans benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The Doobie Brothers benefiting Fisher House Foundation
Country Music Association benefiting the CMA Foundation
Albert Pujols benefiting the Pujols Family Foundation
Albert Pujols with a second tree benefiting the Pujols Family Foundation
The Fontanel Mansion benefiting Nashville Humane Association
Brenda Lee benefiting NARAS/MusiCares
Author: Buddy Iahn
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