The Bowen Classic was a huge success, I mean huge! Almost the entire Aggie 96 family was in attendance, Zack & Jim, Jennifer and me. The concert was a blast, who would have thought Neal McCoy would cover "Suit & Tie", but he did and it was awesome (someone standing near my said that Neal McCoy is the "original Luke Bryan"-ha!). Anyway the reason for all of the fun was to raise money, and the event did just that.
The talented Jessica Murray, Jennifer Allen & Myself backstage at the Bowen Classic
Check out the press release:
“WADE BOWEN CLASSIC” CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT AND CONCERT RAISES NEARLY A QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS FOR CHARITY
Event Featured Special Guests Pat Green, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Neal McCoy and More NASHVILLE, TN – (June 12, 2013) – Award winning singer/songwriter Wade Bowen proudly hosted his 15th Annual Bowen Classic celebrity golf tournament and concert to benefit The Bowen Family Foundation on June 2-3 in his hometown of Waco, TX. This year’s record-breaking event raised nearly a quarter of a million dollars with the help of approximately 4000 fans, friends and locals who came out to support the cause. Thanks to presenting sponsor, 1-800 Flowers Franchising, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the townspeople and organizations affected by the tragedy in nearby West, Texas. "This year's event was beyond anything I could've imagined,” shares Bowen. “What an outpouring of support for our friends in West, TX from the community and the artists. This was for sure a year I will never forget!" The event kicked off with an all-star concert on June 2 featuring Bowen and friends, including Roger Creager, Pat Green, Cody Johnson, Josh Abbott Band, Neal McCoy, Reckless Kelly’s Willy Braun, Billy Joe Shaver, The Departed’s Cody Canada & Seth James, Aaron Watson, Josh Weathers and Charlie Worsham. On June 3, the two-day event ended with a golf tournament at Cottonwood Creek Golf Course. Over the past four years, Bowen has raised close to half a million dollars for various local organizations in need. ABOUT THE CHARITY: The Bowen Family Foundation was established by Wade Bowen and family so that funds raised from his annual charity event could be shared with many different organizations in need each year. A portion of the 2013 event’s proceeds will be donated to a trust to support and benefit the rebuilding of the West, Texas community.