Clay Walker preps for a show for a good cause

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claySomething about Clay Walker you may not know–he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis just after he released his album ‘Rumor Has It.’  Clay has been such a powerful artist in country music and this diagnosis showed just how strong he is as a person.  Now the entertainer is giving back and helping others in his shoes, and I’m not surprised.  Clay will be hosted the 5th Annual Chords of Hope event in Nashville at 3rd and Lindsley on Tuesday, June 3.  Clay will be joined by two of my favorites–cutie Dustin Lynch and country boys Montgomery Gentry.

to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“I was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and I have been in remission for 15 years due in part to eating healthy, exercising, treatment and my relationship with my neurologist, but the struggle continues daily for many people with the disease,”

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Clay says he’s been in remission for 15 years and credits eating healthy, exercising and working with his neurologist for helping manage the disease.

I’ve had the chance to interview Clay on the red carpet, and he and his wife are genuinely down to earth, good people.  I would imagine a diagnosis like this humbles a person, and it’s incredible to know he’s approachable and interested in helping others by sharing his gift.  Even more to LOVE, tickets to the show are affordable-$35 for general admission.  So, if you’re in Nashville that day perhaps gearing up for CMA Fest-you should pencil it in.

The event is to raise awareness about MS, and what better way to do that than to put on a show!  It’s what Clay does best, and what an amazing way to prove life goes on and can go on with strength.

“I was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and I have been in remission for 15 years due in part to eating healthy, exercising, treatment and my relationship with my neurologist, but the struggle continues daily for many people with the disease,” he saysRead More: Clay Walker Announces 2014 Chords of Hope Benefit | http://theboot.com/clay-walker-chords-of-hope/?trackback=tsmclip

“I was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and I have been in remission for 15 years due in part to eating healthy, exercising, treatment and my relationship with my neurologist, but the struggle continues daily for many people with the disease,” he saysRead More: Clay Walker Announces 2014 Chords of Hope Benefit | http://theboot.com/clay-walker-chords-of-hope/?trackback=tsmclip

to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“I was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and I have been in remission for 15 years due in part to eating healthy, exercising, treatment and my relationship with my neurologist, but the struggle continues daily for many people with the disease,”

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Proceeds will benefit Vanderbilt Medical Center Multiple Sclerosis Research.  The concert is presented by the BIG 98 WSIX, sponsored by Pinnacle Financial and hosted by Clay Walker and his Band Against MS organization.

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Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just after he finished recording his fourth studio album, ‘Rumor Has It.’ But instead of retreating from the spotlight and feeling sorry for himself, the singer has worked tirelessly to help others battling the same disease.

Walker will host his fifth annual Chords of Hope benefit concert on Tuesday, June 3, with the proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“I was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and I have been in remission for 15 years due in part to eating healthy, exercising, treatment and my relationship with my neurologist, but the struggle continues daily for many people with the disease,” he says (quote via Country Weekly). “To be able to come together with some of Nashville’s best artists, do what we love and raise awareness for MS, is a gift that I feel blessed to be able to share.”

The 44-year-old will be joined by Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch for the show, which will be held at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley in advance of the CMA Music Fest, which kicks off June 5.

“Chords of Hope is my chance to raise awareness of MS in the Nashville community and come together with amazing artists to put on a great show,” he adds. “With Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch’s help, this is sure to be our best one yet!”

The evening is being sponsored by Music City’s radio station WSIX, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and Walker’s own charity, Band Against MS, which he began as a way to offer support for others battling the neurological disorder.

“This country boy decided he was not going down without a fight,” he explains. “With support from my family and friends, I realized that I needed to stop dwelling on being diagnosed with a chronic disease, and instead focus on finding a groove. To do that, I had to develop a routine to manage my condition, which helped me look forward for the first time since being diagnosed.”

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Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just after he finished recording his fourth studio album, ‘Rumor Has It.’ But instead of retreating from the spotlight and feeling sorry for himself, the singer has worked tirelessly to help others battling the same disease.

Walker will host his fifth annual Chords of Hope benefit concert on Tuesday, June 3, with the proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“I was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and I have been in remission for 15 years due in part to eating healthy, exercising, treatment and my relationship with my neurologist, but the struggle continues daily for many people with the disease,” he says (quote via Country Weekly). “To be able to come together with some of Nashville’s best artists, do what we love and raise awareness for MS, is a gift that I feel blessed to be able to share.”

The 44-year-old will be joined by Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch for the show, which will be held at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley in advance of the CMA Music Fest, which kicks off June 5.

“Chords of Hope is my chance to raise awareness of MS in the Nashville community and come together with amazing artists to put on a great show,” he adds. “With Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch’s help, this is sure to be our best one yet!”

The evening is being sponsored by Music City’s radio station WSIX, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and Walker’s own charity, Band Against MS, which he began as a way to offer support for others battling the neurological disorder.

“This country boy decided he was not going down without a fight,” he explains. “With support from my family and friends, I realized that I needed to stop dwelling on being diagnosed with a chronic disease, and instead focus on finding a groove. To do that, I had to develop a routine to manage my condition, which helped me look forward for the first time since being diagnosed.”

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Clay Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis just after he finished recording his fourth studio album, ‘Rumor Has It.’ But instead of retreating from the spotlight and feeling sorry for himself, the singer has worked tirelessly to help others battling the same disease.

Walker will host his fifth annual Chords of Hope benefit concert on Tuesday, June 3, with the proceeds going to the MS Center at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

“I was diagnosed with MS in 1996 and I have been in remission for 15 years due in part to eating healthy, exercising, treatment and my relationship with my neurologist, but the struggle continues daily for many people with the disease,” he says (quote via Country Weekly). “To be able to come together with some of Nashville’s best artists, do what we love and raise awareness for MS, is a gift that I feel blessed to be able to share.”

The 44-year-old will be joined by Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch for the show, which will be held at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley in advance of the CMA Music Fest, which kicks off June 5.

“Chords of Hope is my chance to raise awareness of MS in the Nashville community and come together with amazing artists to put on a great show,” he adds. “With Montgomery Gentry and Dustin Lynch’s help, this is sure to be our best one yet!”

The evening is being sponsored by Music City’s radio station WSIX, Pinnacle Financial Partners, and Walker’s own charity, Band Against MS, which he began as a way to offer support for others battling the neurological disorder.

“This country boy decided he was not going down without a fight,” he explains. “With support from my family and friends, I realized that I needed to stop dwelling on being diagnosed with a chronic disease, and instead focus on finding a groove. To do that, I had to develop a routine to manage my condition, which helped me look forward for the first time since being diagnosed.”

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