SaraCare, an organization that raises money for the care of children under the care of the University of Kentucky Children's Pediatric Hematology and Oncology Unit, is hosting the 2011 SaraCare Celebration April 15.
The event includes a spaghetti dinner and a free concert at Union Church, 200 Prospect Street, Berea. The spaghetti dinner starts at 6 p.m. and is $5 a person. The concert, featuring performances by Doug Johnson, Amanda Williams, the Madison Dulcimers, the B.C. Bluegrass Ensemble, Mud Pi, Yogi Brown, Kelsey Debord, Kim Williams, Nick Sterns, Al and Alice White, Donna and Lewis Lamb, the Pennyloafers, Kristi Miller and Andy Brown, and Brooke Mecham, starts at 7:30 p.m.
Johnson has been a professional in the music business for 23 years. In 1997, he became president of Giant Records. The Giant roster included artists Clay Walker, Neal McCoy, The Wilkinsons, Blake Shelton, Joe Nichols, Don Williams and Daryl Singletary.
As a songwriter, Johnson has had more than 40 of his songs recorded by artists including Rascal Flatts, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis and Patty Loveless.
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He has penned four No. 1 songs and 12 top 10 songs. Johnson also won the 2003 NSAI, CMA, and ACM song of the year for Three Wooden Crosses. He was recently nominated for the ACM song of the year with Rascal Flatts' Skin (Sarabeth).
SaraCare was founded in the memory of Sara Elizabeth Kennedy. To learn more, go to Saracare.org.