John Rich and friends present star-studded start to FedEx St. Jude Classic



Photography by Seth Dixon and Ann-Margaret Hedges

Country singer/songwriter John Rich brought his friends to town for the third year in a row for the St. Jude Presents John Rich and Friends event. The concert has become the traditional kick-off for the FedEx St. Jude Classic golf tournament. Joining Rich at the event were legendary guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors, country superstar Clint Black, country music artist Deanna Carter and Big Kenny, half of the multi-platinum selling country music duo Big & Rich. Tournament director Phil Cannon was honored at the event with a Lifetime Achievement award for his work with St. Jude through the FedEx St. Jude Classic. Another highlight was when St. Jude patient McKendree joined Rich on stage to perform the song, “For the Kids.”

Window World, the presenting sponsor of the event, presented the hospital with a $50,000 check at the concert.