CHRIS STAPLETON TO PERFORM AT 2019 GALA

CHRIS STAPLETON TO PERFORM AT 2019 MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY GALA

Thursday, April 25, at ACL Live; Tickets on Sale Friday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. CST

AUSTIN, TEXAS (NOVEMBER 13, 2018) – Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of Academy Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, ACM Award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and ESPN analyst and Texas Longhorns coaching legend Mack Brown, announced today that Grammy, CMA and ACM Award-winning musician, Chris Stapleton, will headline the 2019 MJ&M Gala on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Austin City Limits (ACL) Live at The Moody Theater.

Tickets are on sale Friday, November 16 at 10 a.m. CST and are available to the public at: https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1786655?utm_source=MJM.

Kentucky-born Chris Stapleton is one of Nashville's most respected and beloved musicians. Following his triple platinum breakthrough solo debut album, Traveller, Stapleton released two No. 1 albums last year: certified Platinum From A Room: Volume 1 and certified Gold From A Room: Volume 2. Both Volume 1 and Volume 2 take their name from Nashville’s historic RCA Studio A where they were recorded with Grammy Award-winning producer Dave Cobb. Capping off another milestone year, Stapleton is the most-nominated artist at the upcoming CMA Awards with five nominations including a nod for Entertainer of the Year. Earlier this year, he was awarded Best Country Album, Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance at the 60th GRAMMY Awards and Male Vocalist of the Year and Album of the Year at the 53rd Academy of Country Music Awards.

“Chris Stapleton is such a talented musician and we are so excited to welcome him to our MJ&M gala. His unique blend of country, classic rock and Southern soul will captivate music fans and give them a night to remember,” said McConaughey.

“Every year MJ&M is honored to host some of the greatest names in music and this year is no exception. We are humbled to have the legendary Chris Stapleton headline the gala concert,” Ingram added.

“MJ&M has set such a high standard with the caliber of talent we’ve brought to the Austin community, and Chris Stapleton keeps that trajectory soaring. His support means so much to us. Sally and I are truly excited to welcome Chris and Morgane to the city we call home and appreciate their commitment to our mission to change kids lives,” commented Brown.

We can’t wait to have him grace the stage at ACL Live.

The event will raise money to support CureDuchenne, Dell Children’s Medical Center, HeartGift, just keep livin Foundation and The Rise School of Austin.

The 7th Annual MJ&M two-day event continues on Friday, April 26, with a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club and New York-style runway show and luncheon at the Hilton Hotel. More details to follow.

MJ&M 2019 sponsors include: Allstate, American Airlines, American Campus Communities, Covert Cadillac, H-E-B, Nike, Spotify, Tito's Handmade Vodka, and Wild Turkey.

For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey, or to sign up to receive further announcements about the 2019 event, please visit https://mackjackandmcconaughey.com/.

Media Contact: Courtney Knittel courtney@giantnoise.com

ABOUT MACK, JACK & MCCONAUGHEY: Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram, and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, is a two-day event filled with music, golf, fashion, and fun. Previous MJ&M gala headliners include Dixie Chicks, Miranda Lambert, Dierks Bentley, Kacey Musgraves, Toby Keith, John Mellencamp, and Sheryl Crow. The gala is followed by a jam-packed day with a golf tournament held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show that has previously featured Alice + Olivia, Jason Wu, Veronica Beard, MILLY, Badgley Mischka, and Lela Rose. The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter lineup of talent unmatched by any other event. Jimmy Kimmel previously hosted the evening event, and past performers include Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town, Eric Church, Jamey Johnson, Lyle Lovett, and dozens of the biggest names in music.