Nashville, TN -- Beloved Nashville entertainer Steve Thomas wishes to thank all that participated and attended the Ashes of Love Benefit concert held Thursday night in Nashville. Proceeds from the event were presented to Steve and his wife Janet who suffered extensive house damage from a chimney fire on New Year’s Eve. The “Ashes of Love” benefit concert was sponsored by: David and Adrienne Kirkey of Eagle Canyon Music in Lebanon, TN; Pinecastle Records, and Corey Frizzell Portrait Artist.
"Janet and I are so moved at the outpouring of ministry from the music community. As we gathered the other night at the Texas Troubadour Theater in Nashville it was both emotional and joyful. Having an opportunity to revisit my thirty-year journey in Bluegrass and country music with many of the artists who gave me my start was truly a privilege. Though the circumstances that brought us together were sad, it was all turned into great joy - so proud of the community that I work in. My deepest thanks to all who were involved," said Steve.
The “Ashes of Love” concert was hosted by Marcia Campbell of The WSM All Nighter radio show with tremendous performances by: the Del McCoury Band; The Grascals; Rambling Rooks; Sierra Hull, Bobby Osborne; Mark Newton & Steve Thomas; Claire Lynch; Marty Raybon; Sister Sadie (Dale Ann Bradley, Gena Britt, Deanie Richardson, Beth Lawrence, Tina Adair); Gary Ferguson, Larry Stephenson Band; Carl Jackson, Larry Cordle & Jerry Salley; Val Storey; Paul Brewster; Melonie Cannon; Buck White, Aubrey Haynie; Randy Kohrs; Scott Vestal; Mike Bub; Ashby Frank; Clay Hess; and more.
Event photography was provided by Dreama Stephenson of dreambeeartphotography.com. To view the event photos, please visit the Newton and Thomas Facebook page.
Mailed donations can be made payable to Steve Thomas and mailed to PO Box 1016, Gallatin, TN. 37066.
For over twenty years, Steven Thomas has been a professional musician touring and working with some of the biggest names in Bluegrass and Country music. He began his impressive career at an early age growing up in the Roanoke, Virginia area and later formed the Lonesome River Band with Tim Austin.
His impressive career includes performing with: Del McCoury; with Jim & Jesse and The Virginia Boys on the Grand Ole Opry; The Lost and Found, The Whites, The Osborne Brothers, Aaron Tippin, Barbara Mandrell, Brooks and Dunn, LeeAnn Womack, Kenny Chesney, John Michael Montgomery, Ronnie Bowman, and Lorrie Morgan. He is now performing with Mark Newton as “Newton & Thomas” and celebrating their hit bluegrass album, “Reborn” on Pinecastle Records. When Steve is not touring, you can find him in the studio recording and producing music by The Crowe Brothers, Larry Cordle, Jesse McReynolds and more talented artists.