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Johnny Rodes Outlaw Band’s “Tour For A Cure”

The kick-off concert for the Johnny Rodes Outlaw Band’s 150-city “Tour for a Cure” will be held on April 14, 2006 at the Electric Ballroom in Knoxville, Tennessee (photos).

Johnny Rodes Outlaw Band, Back Rodes Productions and Eternity Entertainment are teaming up to bring country music buffs a taste of Johnny’s music while raising money for cancer research.

Johnny Rodes, an independent country artist, is billed as the “next greatest thing to come out of Nashville” by a National Syndicated Radio talk show. Johnny’s music is all country and his hit Tell Me Why is a thought-provoking look into the world of cancer fighters who ask themselves “why” they have been diagnosed with the disease.

Although Johnny’s image is tough, he is really a softie at heart, especially when it comes to children and animals. “Tour for a Cure” is specifically aimed at raising money for cancer research. $1.00 of every CD sold and 20% of all other merchandise and ticket sales will be donated to Cancer Treatment Research Foundation and Cancer Sucks. Johnny said “One of the beauties of being an independent artist is that I can decide which charities I want to be involved with…I want the freedom to be able to donate to charities that are doing something to fight cancer.” Here are some photos from the recent benefit for James "Hawk" Smith (photos).

Johnny Rodes has been nominated for a Best Practices in Global Health Award for his work with charities and children.

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Back Rodes Productions

Back Rodes Production is an independent entertainment company based in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Back Rodes Productions produces and manages the Johnny Rodes Outlaw Band.

Together with Eternity Entertainment, they will be producing the Johnny Rodes reality TV show and the 2006 “Tour For A Cure”.

Thanks to Studio Z Photography for providing the pictures of Johnny on this page.

Contact Nikki Morgan
Founder/Back Rodes Productions
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Eternity Entertainment

Eternity Entertainment is based in New Castle, Pennsylvania and is providing promotional support, booking arrangements, and film production for “Tour For A Cure”. With a combined 10 years experience in the industry and 15 years marketing they are fast making a name for themselves. The creative concepts they have developed have pushed this tour into the largest tour in the USA this year. The company has several divisions whose main focus is the success of their clients. Currently, they are working on several projects which will raise awareness for the charities they work with and help place “Tour For A Cure” onto the main stream spotlight.

Cancer Treatment Research Foundation

Cancer Treatment Research Foundation is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to curing cancer through funding patient-centered clinical studies that deliver innovative treatment options to cancer patients. Thanks to generous underwriting of operational expenses, 99 cents of every dollar donated to CTRF goes directly to cancer research program.

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Cancer Sucks

Cancer Sucks is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with ATTITUDE which makes them the perfect fit for Johnny Rodes. This organization has NO PAID EMPLOYEES and is run totally by volunteers. Corporate sponsorships fund any overhead expense incurred by this organization allowing all proceeds raised during fundraising events to be donated to cancer research.

Cancer Sucks was founded in 1998 by two brothers out of the pain and frustration that comes from losing a loved one to cancer and the desire to do whatever possible to prevent anyone from experiencing the same loss. The 1996 death of Donna White, was a devastating event and one that will never be forgotten. Cancer Sucks Founder Rick Horton said “While undergoing treatments, surgeries, and the emotional roller coaster that comes with cancer, my mother still had time to think of others by making arrangements to have her body donated to cancer research at the time of her death.”

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