Brice Long and Friends Back to Back Foundation Concert Raises over $100,000!!

July 28, 2019

Hopkinsville, KY July 27, 2019 -- The fourteenth annual Brice Long and Friends Back to Back Foundation Benefit Concert was held Saturday in Hopkinsville, KY. Back To Back Foundation Chairman, Brent Gilkey, announced Sunday afternoon the primary fundraiser for the foundation, with a stellar show of the support from the community, has raised $101,000.

An estimated crowd of 1300 packed The Bruce Convention Center to hear music from Brice’s friends and Nashville hit songwriters Deric Ruttan (“What Was I Thinkin’”, “Mine Would Be You” & “Any Ol’ Barstool”) & Phil “Phil Billy” O’Donnell (“Give It All We Got Tonight”, “She Won’t Be Lonely Long” & “Back When I Knew It All”).

Following the songwriter portion of the show, Brice entertained the crowd with his band. The set included his hit singles “Nothing On But The Radio”, “Like A Cowboy”, “Heartache On The Dance Floor” as well as recent cuts by Chris Stapleton (“Scarecrow In The

Garden”) and George Strait (“Honky Tonk Time Machine” & “Some Nights”). Long surprised the crowd by bringing up another Kentucky native, Riser House recording artist, Dillon Carmichael. “Dillion is an up & coming country artist, he’s a Kentucky Boy”, Long introduced as the crowd erupted. Dillion sang his radio singles “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” & “Do For You”. Dillon ended his portion of his set with a song he recently cut for his upcoming album, “I Wanna Fell That Way Again”, written by Brice & Chris Stapleton.

If that wasn’t enough the show also included an unbelievable acoustic set from 4X Grammy winner and newly inducted member to the Musicians Hall of Fame, Steve Wariner. The evening concluded with Steve & Brice on stage singing a song they recently wrote together called “Corpus Christi Cowgirl”. “Steve is a fantastic artist, singer & picker, we are so honored to have such a renowned artist close our show” lamented Long.

“The amount of music and entertainment we were able to fit in three and a half hours is unmatched for $10 a ticket”, stated Brent Gilkey, Back to Back Foundation Chairman. Speaking to the concert goers Long said “Every year this fundraiser has grown and it’s all due to you and the overwhelming community support we have received. I could have never imagined it would have grown to this – Thank You!”

Money raised for the evening is generated from sponsors, silent auction, ticket sales and donations. All proceeds from Saturday’s concert will stay in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties in Kentucky with most of the funds going to the Foundation’s Christmas Project. Since its inception Back to Back Inc. has raised over $651,000 and has directly helped over 320 families along with several local charities and local school programs. Back to Back Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Brice Long is a singer/songwriter in Nashville and a native of Hopkinsville, KY. He’s had cuts with Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, George Strait, Hank Williams Jr, Randy Houser, Jon Pardi, Gary Allan, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Chris Young, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Casey James and more. His songwriting hits include the #1 singles “Nothing On But The Radio” by Gary Allan and "Heartache On The Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi. As well as Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy” and “Anything Goes”, “Today” by Gary Allan, “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” by Casey James and “What I Can’t Put Down,” by Jon Pardi. Brice received a CMA nomination for Song Of The Year for "Like A Cowboy." Long formed The Back to Back Foundation in 2005 with the intent to give back to the community that has supported him so much throughout his career.

Brice Long Announces 14th Annual Benefit Concert

June 27, 2019

Brice Long Announces 2019 

'Back to Back Foundation' Concert Lineup

 

Hopkinsville, KY  June 27, 2019 -- "I am happy to announce the 2019 Brice Long & Friends benefit concert lineup featuring Kentucky Music Hall of Fame member & 4X Grammy winner, Steve Wariner. Steve is an amazing singer, songwriter and guitar player. We are beyond excited to have such top-notch talent for our event," announced Brice. 

The 14th annual foundation concert starts at 7pm on July 27th at the James E Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY and includes a silent auction of some great locally donated items as well as signed memorabilia from country artists.   Opening the show will be hit songwriters Deric Ruttan (“What Was I Thinkin" “Guys Like Me” “Came Here To Forget” “Mine Would Be You” & “Any Ol’ Barstool”) and Phil ‘Phil Billy’ O’Donnell (“Give It All We Got Tonight,”  “Back When I Knew It All”  “I Got You”  “She Won’t Be Lonely Long”).  "It's going to be an amazing night of music that you won't want to miss," added Long.

 

Tickets are $10 in advance / $15 at the door and are on sale July 1st at these locations - HOPKINSVILLE  The Woodshed, Calhoun's Pool Hearth & Patio, Creations By Tammy, Staton's Art & Framing, Cayce's Pharmacy, H&R Agri Power, James E. Bruce Convention Center, Herb Hays Furniture, Gracious Me!  CADIZ  Hancock's Neighborhood Market, WKDZ  ELKTON  Knuckles Insurance Agency, Something Special.  

ABOUT BACK to BACK

Back to Back Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to meet the needs of families in Christian, Trigg and Todd counties in Kentucky primarily during the holiday season.  Brice formed Back to Back with the intent to give back to the community that has supported him so much throughout his career.  The organizations annual concert is the primary fundraiser for its Christmas project.  Since its inception in 2005, The Back to Back Foundation has helped over 320 families in Christian and Trigg counties and has raised over $551,000.  Along with the Christmas project each year the foundation also helps several school programs and local charities.

 

ABOUT BRICE LONG

Brice has enjoyed a successful 25-year music career. As a songwriter he has had cuts with Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Hank Williams Jr, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Jon Pardi, The Grascals, Casey James, Darryl Worley, Randy Travis, Gretchen Wilson, Porter Wagoner and many more.  

 

Brice’s songwriting hits include the #1 singles “Heartache On The Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi and “Nothing On But The Radio” by Gary Allan. Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy”,a song that also garnered Brice a CMA nomination for Song of the Year.  Other recent chart toppers are Randy Houser’s debut single, “Anything Goes”, “Today”from Gary Allan,Casey James’ “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night”and Jon Pardi’s, “What I Can’t Put Down”.

 

Connect with the Back to Back Foundation: https://www.back2backfoundation.org

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/back2backfoundation/

 

Connect with Brice:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bricelongmusic/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/BriceLongSongs/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bricelongsongs/ 

Back To Back Delivering Gifts To Families

December 21, 2019

The Back to Back Foundation is spending time delivering gifts to area families in need this holiday season.

Brice Long Back to Back Foundation delivering merrier Christmas to 50 local families

December 20, 2019

Brice Long and volunteers from the Back to Back Foundation are delivering much-needed items to a total of 50 families in Christian, Todd and Trigg counties through Saturday.

Long stopped at WHOP before making his Christian County deliveries Thursday morning and says this is a week he looks forward to all year long.

Brice Long and Friends Concert for Back to Back Foundation Shatters Records By Raising $91,900 At Annual Event

August 01, 2018

Hopkinsville, KY (July 31, 2018)— More than 1,200 people packed the James E. Bruce Convention Center for the thirteenth annual Brice Long and Friends Back to Back Foundation Benefit Concert held Saturday in Hopkinsville, KY.  Foundation Chairman Brent Gilkey announced the concert, which is the primary fundraiser for the foundation, continues to grow and shattered last year’s total by raising $91,900. 

Brice Long and Mark Nesler (Just To See You Smile, You Look Good In My Shirt) entertained fans during an intimate songwriters round and country and blues singer Casey James headlined the evening. 

Long’s set included his hit singles “Nothing On But The Radio," “Like A Cowboy." “Heartache On The Dance Floor” and his recent Chris Stapleton cut “Scarecrow In The Garden.”  One of the night's most emotional moments happened when Nesler sang his Daryl Worley hit “I Miss My Friend” in tribute to Butch Hardison, former soundman and delivery truck driver for the foundation that passed away earlier this year.  The song was accompanied by a video montage of Long’s late friend and colleague. 

Casey James closed out the evening with an hour long set that included his country radio hit “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” (co-written by Brice) and songs from his newly released blues album Strip It Down. 

The evening wrapped with a heartwarming highlight video of the Back to Back Foundation’s recent projects and a heartfelt Brice thanking concert goers for their support. Long said “this night couldn’t happen without the support of the community, I hope to see the event continue to grow so we can continue helping these families." 

Money raised for the evening is generated from sponsors, silent auction, ticket sales and donations.  All proceeds from Saturday’s concert will stay in Christian, Trigg and Todd Counties in Kentucky.  Since its inception, Back to Back Inc. has raised over $551,000 and has directly helped over 272 families along with several local charities. Back to Back Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Brice Long concert raises record breaking $91,900

July 29, 2018

Following the trend of previous years, this year’s Brice Long and Friends Back 2 Back Foundation Concert raised a record amount of $91,900.

That shatters last year’s total of $80,000, with all money raised going to benefit students and families in Christian, Todd and Trigg Counties that are in need to have a good Christmas. Around 1,200 people attended the concert Saturday night at the James Bruce Convention, using all of the available space.

Speaking to sponsors, Long says he hopes to see the event continue to grow and it’s all about helping those families.

UPDATE – 13th Annual Back To Back Concert

July 29, 2018

More than 1,200 people packed the James E. Bruce Convention Center Saturday night for the 13th annual Back To Back Foundation’s Brice Long and Friends Show to help raise a record amount. Back To Back Foundation Director Brent Gilkey announced Sunday afternoon the annual concert and silent auction raised $91,900.

Brice Long Announces 2018 concert

July 03, 2018

Brice Long announces 2018 'Back to Back Foundation' concert lineup.  "I am happy to announce the 2018 Brice Long & Friends benefit concert lineup featuring Season 9 American Idol contestant and Nashville recording artist Casey James. Casey is an amazing singer, songwriter, guitar player and entertainer. We are beyond excited to have him headline our annual benefit show," announced Brice. 

The 13th annual foundation concert starts at 7pm on July 28th at the James E Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY and includes a silent auction of some great locally donated items as well as signed memorabilia from country artists.  Brice will be playing with hit songwriter Mark Nesler ("Just To See You Smile", "You Look Good in My Shirt" and many more). "It's going to be an amazing night of music that you don't want to miss," added Long.

 

Tickets are $10 and go on sale Friday July 6th at these locations - HOPKINSVILLE  The Woodshed, Calhoun's Pool Hearth & Patio, Creations By Tammy, Staton's Art & Framing, Cayce's Pharmacy, H&R Agri Power, James E. Bruce Conv. Center, Herb Hays Furniture, Gracious Me!, All Kleen Services/AKS Flooring & Design Center  CADIZ  Hancock's Neighborhood Market, WKDZ  ELKTON  Knuckles Insurance Agency, Something Special.  

ABOUT BACK to BACK

Back to Back Inc is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to meet the needs of families in Christian, Trigg and Todd counties in Kentucky primarily during the holiday season.  Brice formed Back to Back with the intent to give back to the community that has supported him so much throughout his career.  The organizations annual concert is the primary fundraiser for its Christmas project.  Since its inception in 2005, The Back to Back Foundation has helped over 230 families in Christian and Trigg counties and has raised over $460,000.  Along with the Christmas project each year the foundation has also helps several school programs and local charities.

ABOUT BRICE LONG

Brice is a singer/songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee.  He’s had cuts with Garth Brooks, Chris Stapleton, Jon Pardi,

Hank Williams Jr, George Strait, Randy Houser, Josh Turner, Reba McEntire, Gary Allan, Chris Young, Darryl Worley, Tracy Byrd, Randy Travis, Craig Campbell, Casey James, Gretchen Wilson, John Michael Montgomery, Porter Wagoner and more.   His songwriting hits include the #1 single “Nothing on but the Radio” by Gary Allan. Randy Houser’s “Like a Cowboy”, “Anything Goes” also by Randy Houser, “Today” by Gary Allan, “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” by Casey James and “What I Can’t Put Down,” by Jon Pardi and Jon's recent #1 "Heartache On The Dance Floor".  Brice received a CMA nomination for Song Of The Year for "Like A Cowboy"

B2B DELIVERING CHRISTMAS CHEER

December 22, 2017

Brice Long and Friends are on a mission to deliver Christmas cheer to families in Christian, Trigg, and Todd counties. The Back2Back Foundation raises funds all year to make sure families have Christmas presents under the tree. 

Brice Long helping 42 area families this Christmas

December 21, 2017

Brice Long and volunteers with his Back to Back Foundation have begun their annual endeavor to help families across the southern Pennyrile have a merrier Christmas.
           
Eighteen families in Christian County, 15 in Trigg and nine in Todd County will have been visited by Long by the end of Saturday and he says it’s a rewarding feeling to help those who may have fallen on hard times.

Back to Back benefit show raises $80k for Kentucky families

July 23, 2017

by Bonnie Portillo

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (CLARKSVILLENOW)- The Brice Long & Friends concert benefiting the Back2Back Foundation raised $80,000 dollars on July 22, 2017.

Songwriters that performed included Don Sampson who has written songs for Alan Jackson and Brad Paisley. Also performing was Kent Blazy who wrote songs with Garth Brooks and Chris Young.

Brice Long, a singer/songwriter in Nashville, Tennessee, formed the Back to Back Foundation in 2005 to meet the needs of families in Christian, Trigg and Todd counties primarily during the holiday season.

For more information, visit http://www.back2backfoundation.org/.

Back to Back Foundation Continues To Grow As Weekend Concert Featuring Brice Long and Friends Raises $80,000

July 24, 2017

B2B Expands Into Todd County

Tiffany Bearden

Evolution PR 

(Nashville, TN) - July 24, 2017 - Brice Long and Friends' 12th Annual Benefit Concert, held Saturday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY, raised $80,000 for Long’s Back to Back Foundation.  The crowd of over a thousand was treated to music from Long’s friends and hit Nashville songwriters Kent Blazy (If Tomorrow Never Comes, Ain’t Goin Down Til The Sun Comes Up) and Don Sampson (Waitin’ On A Woman, Midnight In Montgomery).  Long headlined the evening and performed his penned singles including “Nothing On But The Radio,” “Like A Cowboy,” and Jon Pardi’s current chart climbing single “Heartache On The Dance Floor. Special guest East Kentucky native Josh Martin joined Long on the stage to perform.

“Saturday night’s benefit was so amazing,” says Brice.  “The sponsors have grown so much over the years and people just want to get involved.  It feels so great to see this community come together in support of this event and B2B.”

Back to Back Foundation Continues to Grow Thanks to Brice Long

July 26, 2017

Kentucky Country Music - Jessica Bray

Brice Long and Friends’ 12th Annual Benefit Concert, held Saturday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville, KY, raised $80,000 for Long’s Back to Back Foundation. The crowd of over a thousand was treated to music from Long’s friends and hit Nashville songwriters Kent Blazy (If Tomorrow Never Comes, Ain’t Goin Down Til The Sun Comes Up) and Don Sampson (Waitin’ On A Woman, Midnight In Montgomery). Long headlined the evening and performed his penned singles including “Nothing On But The Radio,” “Like A Cowboy,” and Jon Pardi’s current chart climbing single “Heartache On The Dance Floor. Special guest East Kentucky native Josh Martin joined Long on the stage to perform.

Giving Back

November 29, 2016

Kentucky living

by: Pam Platt

In Kentucky, every season is the season for giving

You can go home again. Just ask Brice Long. He does it every year, in a big way.

When he left Hopkinsville in the early 1990s, it was to pursue a music career in Nashville. The move paid off—for him and others.

The way Long tells it, he heard more than applause when Nothing On But the Radio, a song he co-wrote, shot to No. 1 and stayed there two weeks in 2004.

He also listened to his heart, which told him it was time to give back to the people who had supported him throughout his life. Those were the people back home...

11th Annual Brice Long and Friends Back To Back Foundation Concert Raises $61K

July 26, 2016

MusicRow

Jessica Nicholson • July 26, 2016  

The eleventh annual Brice Long and Friends Back to Back Foundation Benefit Concert was held Saturday in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, and raised over $61,800.

The show featured music from Nashville songwriters Lee Thomas Miller, Clint Daniels, andMarla Cannon-Goodman, as well as a full band concert featuring Brice Long. His set included his hit singles as a songwriter, including “Nothing On But The Radio,” “Like a Cowboy,” “Anything Goes” and more.

Back to Back aids local families in need during the holiday season but also helps throughout the year with other local charities. Brice formed The Back to Back Foundation in 2005 with the intent to give back to the community that has supported him throughout his career. Since its inception Back to Back Inc. has raised over $380,000 and helped over 200 families.

Brice Long Back to Back concert raises $61,809

July 24, 2016

WHOP

After much anticipation, Brice Long and friends performed at the James Bruce Convention Center Saturday night and raised a record breaking amount of $61,809 for the Back to Back Foundation.

The Back to Back Foundation was established in 2005 to help families in need in Christian and Trigg counties, particularly around Christmas time. Chairman Brent Gilkey says by the end of the night over 1,000 people were expected to attend. Brice Long himself spoke at the sponsor dinner before the auction and thanked his sponsors, saying there are more of them this year than ever before.

 

Several song writers performed with Long, including Clint Daniels, Marla Cannon-Goodman and Lee Thomas Miller. Gilkey said this year was shaping up to be a record-breaking year, with people checking out the silent auction, which had several signed items, including a guitar signed by Paul McCartney. 

BACK2BACK BRICE LONG PHOTOS

July 25, 2016

Posted by WKDZ

The Back2Back Foundation featured Brice Long and Friends raising money for families in Christian and Trigg Counties.

WKDZ VIDEO - BRICE LONG & FRIENDS

July 25, 2016

It's always a big time when Brice hits the stage at the annual Back2Back Foundation show. Click below to see video highlights from the show. 

Brice Long is on his way home again

July 20, 2016

“It’s what makes Christmas for me,” Long says.

From New Era staff reports

Hopkinsville native Brice Long is coming back to town for his annual Back to Back Foundation concert at 7 p.m. Saturday at the James E. Bruce Convention Center.

Tickets are $10 and proceeds will help families in Christian and Trigg counties during Christmas.

The singer and songwriter is bringing friends as usual. Long explained he tries to bring new performers to keep it fresh. This year, he will be accompanied by Clint Daniels, Marla Cannon-Goodman and Lee Thomas Miller.

After they play some of their songs, Long will take the stage to perform his new music. Long explained he started the benefit to give back. “It’s what makes Christmas for me,” he said.

The first year, Long gave his own money to help five families. After that, he hosted a concert to receive more help for the families, which is now estimated to be over 200 families since 2005.

The goal is to help about 32 to 35 families this year, but the numbers will vary, Foundation Chairman Brent Gilkey explained. The size of the family and their needs will determine how many they can help. For example, if a family needs a bed, the foundation will get them a bed.

Tickets can be purchased on the website, www.back2backfoundation.org, or at the Wood Shed, the convention center, Herb Hayes Furniture, H and R Agri-Power, Cayce’s Pharmacy, Staton’s Art and Framing, Creations by Tammy, Hancock’s Neighborhood Market, WKDZ, Glory Guns and Pawn and Calhoun’s Pool, Hearth and Patio.

Back to Back Foundation delivering this week

December 22, 2015

via WHOP

 

Back to Back Foundation delivering this week

 

Country music singer-songwriter Brice Long and volunteers with his Back to Back Foundation are busy this week delivering gifts to families in need to help them have a merrier Christmas.
           
A total of 31 families will be helped this week and Long began his deliveries in Christian County Tuesday. Appearing on the Lite Rock 98.7 Early Bird Show Tuesday, Long said most of the families are trying to do better, but just need a hand up at Christmas.

 

The gifts are made possible by the annual summertime concert fundraiser and donations to the foundation through the year. Long says without the community’s support, the Christmas giving would not be possible.

 

Back to Back Foundation Chairman Brent Gilkey said the families are recommended by personnel in the local public school systems. Long’s foundation has also donated cash to several local charities over the years.

 

Members of the Brice Long Back to Back Foundation with WHOP staff

BACK TO BACK GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

December 23, 2015

WKDZ Posted : Wednesday, 23 December 2015 5:10PM 

 

BACK TO BACK GIVES BACK TO COMMUNITY

 

Helen Gibson Reporting

 

Money raised back in July is being used now, five months later, to make a difference in the lives of families in Trigg and Christian Counties. Headed up by Nashville singer and songwriter Brice Long, the Back to Back Foundation is in the midst of fulfilling the Christmas wishes of 31 deserving families.  Long grew up in Hopkinsville, and this area is still very near and dear to his heart. Every July, he organizes and performs in the Brice Long & Friends Concert at the James E. Bruce Convention Center in Hopkinsville. The concert features some of his own hits, as well as those of other famous country music songwriters. Long says proceeds from concert ticket sales go back to the Back to Back Foundation.

 

The two days leading up to Christmas, the Back to Back Foundation distributes the gifts to the families. Brent Gilkey with the Back to Back Foundation says these are not always your average Christmas gifts.

 

There is an immense need, but according to Long, there is also an immense level of gratitude among recipients.

 

Long says none of this would be possible without the community's support.

Back2Back Foundation Concert

July 27, 2015

Via WKDZ News Edge

 

Brice Long, Brett Jones and Byron Hill perform the songs they've written to raise money to give Christmas to those in need in the local area.

BRICE LONG CONCERT TOPS $50,000

July 26, 2015

Posted : Sunday, 26 July 2015 7:20AM

BRICE LONG CONCERT TOPS $50,000

Brice Long's Back to Back Foundation will have more than $50,000 to help families in Christian County and Trigg County this year. More than 1,000 people were on hand for Saturday's Back to Back concert at the Bruce Convention Center. Following the show Back to Back Director Brent Gilkey told the News Edge the concert and silent auction easily surpassed 2014.

 

Gilkey says the successful fundraiser was the result of great community support.

 

He adds the ultimate reward will be helping families this year.

 

The Back to Back concert featured songwriters Brett Jones, Danny Myrick and Byron Hill. The show also featured new country artist Jamie McLaughlin. And the concert concluded with a performance by Brice Long and his band. In addition to the concert, a number of items were sold during the silent auction.

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