The LVH ALS Foundation is excited to announce
our biggest fundraiser yet featuring
Mark Wills with Taylor Hicks on Wednesday, October 16, 2019!
Mark Wills has captivated fans and listeners for over two decades. He achieved his first top-charting success at the young age of 23, and has maintained longevity in the music business that many artists can only dream of. His mission is to create country music filled with depth and meaningful substance to create lasting memories through the words.
Mark is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, has had eight Top 10 singles including “19 Something” and “I Do (Cherish You)”. He has released a total of seven albums including a patriotic album in 2001, Looking for America. As an avid supporter of the US Military, he has more than a dozen trips to entertain our troops in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Korea and Italy, among others.
Mark now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife Kelly and his two daughters. In his spare time, when he’s not writing, recording, or touring, Mark enjoys hunting in the great outdoors and spending time with his girls. Mark is a dedicated parent, philanthropist, outdoorsman, and jokester; but, more than anything else, he is an artist and songwriter who helped to create the foundation for what country music is today!
To learn more about Mark and his sensational career in country music, click here to visit his website.
Taylor Hicks is an American singer who won the fifth season of American Idol. Hicks got his start as a professional musician in his late teens and performed around the Southeastern United States for well over the span of a decade, during which he also released two independent albums. Upon winning Idol, he was signed to Arista Records, under which his self-titled major label debut was released on December 12, 2006.
His energetic stage performances and influences derived from classic rock, blues, and R&B music has earned him a following of devout fans dubbed the “Soul Patrol”. Hicks performed on Broadway in 2008 and on national tour in 2009 in Grease playing Teen Angel, the role originated by Alan Paul. He is the first Idol winner to secure a long-term residency at a Las Vegas casino. He began his residency at Bally’s Las Vegas in June 2012 and moved to a larger venue, Paris Las Vegas, in January 2013. In 2016, Hicks began hosting the INSP original series State Plate and released a new single, Six Strings and Diamond Rings, in 2017
To learn more about Taylor and his sensational career in music, click here to visit his website.
The LVH ALS Research Endowment is a seed, full of exciting potential. It has been sown onto the fertile ground of the Duke ALS Clinic, one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive ALS care centers. Nurtured by our passion, commitment and unique focus on alternative therapies and ALS reversals, I believe this will grow, eventually leading us to an amazing Duke ALS Center that helps us climb to a cure for this disease.
– Dr. Richard Bedlack
Larry would always say that ALS was a ‘blessing’. Can’t say that I necessarily agreed with him but, I will say that SO many blessings have come out of it and continue to keep coming after his passing. This foundation is our way of paying it forward and hopefully one day eradicating ALS.
– Kim V. Hughes