Country music stars are a hit with the kids of St. Jude

Photography by BMC



The 24th annual Country Cares for St. Jude Kids® seminar was held January 17-20 on the campus of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Country Cares is one of the most successful radio fundraising events in America, reaching more than 15 million listeners coast to coast and proving to be a hit with listeners and country music artists alike.

A highlight of the seminar weekend is the opportunity for participants to tour the hospital and hear first-hand about St. Jude from patients and their families.

This year’s attendees included country artists Hunter Hayes, Charlie Worsham, The Henningsens, Maggie Rose, Tate Stevens, Joanna Smith, Brantley Gilbert, Joel Crouse, Tyler Farr, Joe Nichols, Rachel Farley, Sweetwater Rain, Katie Arminger, Lindsay Ell, Eric Paslay, Mark Cooke, Rachele Lynae, High Valley, Jaida Dreyer, and Cassadee Pope, and founder of County Care for St. Jude Randy Owen. The country music stars posed for pictures, signed autographs and offered encouraging words to St. Jude patients and their families.

Country Cares for St. Jude Kids began in 1989, when Owen challenged the country music industry to support the lifesaving work of St. Jude. Since its inception, the program has raised more than $440 million in pledges.