February 4, 2015
Performances by: Jack Ingram, Willis Alan Ramsey, Jon Randall, Jessi Alexander, Keith Gattis, Will Hoge, Bobby Pinson, Allen Shamblin, Bruce Robison, and more. Late night host and Emmy® award winner Jimmy Kimmel to emcee.
MJ&M Event in Austin, Texas to Benefit Children’s Charities across the United States
AUSTIN, Texas (February 4, 2015) – 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, announced today the lineup for the Jack Ingram & Friends concert featuring Willis Alan Ramsey with opening act and emcee Jimmy Kimmel, late night host and Emmy® award winner. Tickets are available to the public as of Friday, February 6 at 10 AM.
“Willis Alan Ramsey's songs have been a major influence on American songwriting for 40 plus years. Every singer-songwriter from Texas knows that Willis is a vital link in the chain of great music that has been produced from this state,” said Jack Ingram. “I feel equally proud to be alongside EVERY artist we invite to play at MJM’s Jack & Friends. ACL Live is the perfect venue to showcase this caliber of talent while we celebrate coming together to empower kids.”
Over 40 years after the release of his wildly influential self-titled album, Willis Alan Ramsey returns to touring in advance of a long-anticipated follow-up. Ramsey’s debut in 1972 earned scores of accolades from artists ranging from The Allman Brothers to Shawn Colvin. Since that landmark first release, Ramsey has toured only occasionally, spending time instead with his family, honing his craft in Austin, Nashville and London, educating himself in the science of audio recording and composing new songs, some of which will appear on his upcoming album, Gentilly.
Jack Ingram has released eight studio albums, six live albums and 18 singles. In 2005 Ingram had the number one hit on the Billboard country charts with “Wherever You Are.” Ingram has sent six other songs into the country Top 40. In 2008 the Academy of Country Music honored Ingram with “Best New Male Vocalist.” Since 1997, Ingram has been celebrated by critics and fans of hard-core country music and as a Texas-born songwriter and performer, he’s been on the short list of next generation artists who could fill the boots of Lone Star legends like Willie Nelson and Waylon and the boys. In 2015 Ingram will release his highly anticipated double album, Motel Sessions.
Thursday April 16th MJ&M kicks off with the Gala, Live Auction, and a special soon to be announced headlining performance at ACL Live. On Friday April 17th, MJ&M will continue with the success of the Celebrity Classic Golf Tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. Also on Friday MILLY designer and founder, Michelle Smith, will hold a fashion show with Neiman Marcus at the W Hotel followed by the Jack Ingram & Friends concert at ACL Live with Jimmy Kimmel featuring Willis Alan Ramsey.
Every year, MJ&M will support non-profit organizations that share the principals’ goal to empower kids. This year MJ&M is excited to announce that the funds raised will support The Rise School of Austin, just keep livin Foundation, HeartGift, CureDuchenne, and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.
MJ&M is a two day event filled with music, golf, fashion, and fun. Previous MJ&M gala headliners include Sheryl Crow and John Mellencamp followed by a jam-packed day with a celebrity golf tournament being held simultaneously with a once-in-a-lifetime fashion show chaired by model and designer, Camila Alves McConaughey. Badgley Mischka and Lela Rose were the featured runway designers the first two years. The day concludes back at ACL Live for a singer-songwriter line up of talent unmatched by any other event. Little Big Town, Lyle Lovett, Bobby Pinson and dozens of the biggest names in music have participated over the past two years and this year promises to be the best yet.
For more information about Mack, Jack & McConaughey or to sign up to receive further announcements about the 2015 event, visit www.mackjackmcconaughey.org.
For tickets to Jack & Friends visit http://acl-live.com/calendar/mjm-2015-jack-and-friends