Lee Ann Wolmack gave a short performance sold out performance of 625 people at the 11th annual Human Rights Campaign Equality Dinner. The dinner and performance was in order to raise money for the benefits of gays, lesbians, bisexual, and transgender people. Wolmack preformed and donated things for silent auction for additional funds along with Emmy Lou Harris and Big and Rich. There where also corporate sponsors consisting of Bridgestone Tires, First Tennessee Bank, WTFV-TV/Nashville, Wells Fargo and CMT.
This is a great source of PR for the performers and people that made silent auction donations because some people can view country music as extremely conservative and this shows that this music genre is something that is broader then whiskey, guitars, and trucks. Many artists also donated memorabilia, but where unable to attend. With people performing and supporting this benefit others can follow in their footsteps and provide more respect to that unparticular community.
The corporate sponsors can benefit with the fact that they support this community. This can bring in more consumers.
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