CMA Fest week kicked off at Nashville’s Wildhorse Saloon during the second annual ’80s Dance Party to End Alz, which benefited the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s event, hosted by Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Blair Garner, featured performances from Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker, Chris Young, Lindsay Ell, Charles Esten, Ashley Campbell, High Valley, Emily West and Radio Romance. “I’m here tonight because of my mom, who had Alzheimer’s, and my entire family who went through the experience with her,” said Kimberly Williams-Paisley from the stage. “We lost my mom in 2016, and since then I’ve connected with so many people affected by this disease.” The fundraising effort is believe to have raised over $340,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association. The event was led by a volunteer committee of Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Blair Garner, Eric Garner and John Shomby,

Kimberly Williams-Paisley and ‘The Blair Garner Show’ Host Second Successful ‘Dance Party to End Alz’ to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Association


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