Date: 05/07/2010 Print This Post

Marthia Sides & Friends Organize “Country Cares” Benefit For Nashville Flood Victims On May 12





Nashville Is Going To Need ‘Some Assembly Required,’

The Title Of Marthia’s Current Single, PromptingThe Singer

To Put Her Own Song Title To Some Good Use Victims Of
The Flood


Nashville based country singer Marthia Sides woke up to a heart-wrenching phone call early Monday morning from her close friends Stephanie and John Stone of East Nashville, as their ranch home was instantly flooded. Stephanie explained to Marthia that they were scrambling to grab anything they couldn’t before having to evacuate, as the water kept rising and eventually to chest level. Saddened by this news, Marthia, knowing firsthand how hard Stephanie and John work to upkeep their home, and with the struggling economy, she knew this is last thing her close friends needed.

Marthia, homeless herself at this point, was also evacuated from her home close to the Cumberland River, due to power outage and no running water. With a little help from her friends and local artists, Marthia has decided to organize “Country Cares,” a benefit concert called for people like Stephanie and John.

“Country Cares” will take place on Wednesday, May 12 at Center Stage in Nashville to help raise funds for the many people who have lost their valuables and homes. The event runs from 3-10 p.m. with a $5 Cover. 100% of the proceeds raised will go directly to victims of the recent floods.

Artists already lined-up to perform at “Country Cares” are Marty Raybon (former lead singer of Shenandoah); legendary country music artist Razzy Bailey; Lofton Creek Records artist Kristina Cornell; Grammy & Dove nominated contemporary Christian group DecemberRadio; Rachel Williams (former Nashville Star finalist); Thom Shepherd (hit songwriter for such songs as “Redneck Yacht Club”); Megan Linville; Clay Underwood; Vicki Raye; Kenny Olsen; Tim Akers (band leader for Rascal Flatts); Lindsey Hager; Chris Golden (son of William Lee Golden and band member of the Oak Ridge Boys); Charlotte Melody; Marc Eric; Rodeo; Tommy York; and as well a  performance by Marthia with more acts to be announced.

 “After speaking with friends who lost everything, I just couldn’t image starting from the ground up again. I decided to create an event and bring my love of music and my compassion for the flood victims together to help organize ‘Country Cares.’ This way I know the proceeds will go to the people directly in need,” states Sides.

For more information email

May 12

Center Stage

514 8th Ave. South

Nashville, TN

(615) 915-2043

3-10 p.m.

$5 Cover

Donations Welcomed

Artists performing include: Marthia Sides, Marty Raybon, Razzy Bailey, Kristina Cornell,  DecemberRadio, Rachel Williams, Thom Shepherd, Megan Linville, Clay Underwood, Vicki Raye, Kenny Olsen, Tim Akers, Lindsey Hager, Chris Golden,  Charlotte Melody, Marc Eric, Rodeo, Tommy York with more acts to be announced.