RRFF Makes Inaugural Donation of Golf Jam Proceeds to MusiCares, In Loving Memory of Austin Chapter’s Theresa Jenkins
New Braunfels, TX (September 26, 2019) — Randy Rogers Band hosted its eleventh annual Golf Jam this weekend at River Crossing Golf Club in Spring Branch, TX. Presented by Shiner Beers, the two-day event kicked off Sunday evening with a powerful songwriters round featuring Rogers, Wade Bowen, Jon Randall, and Jim Beavers, and continued on Monday with a charity golf tournament at one of the Hill Country's premiere courses. Proceeds for the two days were donated to MusiCares by the newly-established Randy Rogers Family Foundation.
A yearly tradition since 2009, the Charity Golf Jam & Tournament broke new ground this weekend. After raising more than $750,000 in funding for charities across Rogers' native Texas during the past decade, the Golf Jam went national this year, with MusiCares serving as the event's benefitting charity. As the eleventh annual Golf Jam drew to a close on Monday, a donation of $240,000 — raised with the help of sponsors' contributions and in-kind donations — was presented to MusiCares courtesy of Randy Rogers Family Foundation, a brand new 501(c)(3) organization co-founded by Rogers himself. RRFF is in its first year of operation, and was created to funnel donations to charities with which Rogers is affiliated. To add another personal touch, the Randy Rogers Family Foundation's gift was donated in memory of Theresa Jenkins, a longtime friend who served as the senior executive director of the Recording Academy Texas Chapter for 15 years before losing her battle with esophageal cancer earlier this summer.
Jenkins was one of the longest-serving directors of all 12 GRAMMY chapters across America. A true champion for Texas' thriving music community, she left a mark on countless musicians statewide, including Rogers.
"Thanks to all the volunteers and golfers that made this year such a great success. It never ceases to amaze me the generosity Texans display when called upon," says Randy Rogers. "I am so proud of this year’s event."
Meanwhile, Randy Rogers Band continues to support Hellbent with a string of cross-country tour dates. Included in the mix are three newly-announced arena shows opening for Miranda Lambert on Feb. 6, Feb. 7, and Feb. 8, as well as a bucket-list performance at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville on April 3, 2020. For a band that will celebrate its 20th anniversary next year, there's no better way to commemorate two decades of music than with friends and fans in concert.
MusiCares provides a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need. MusiCares' services and resources cover a wide range of financial, medical and personal emergencies, and each case is treated with integrity and confidentiality. MusiCares also focuses the resources and attention of the music industry on human service issues that directly influence the health and welfare of the music community.
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In a business where bands come and go and membership is often a revolving door, the Randy Rogers Band — dubbed "a perpetual live favorite" by Rolling Stone — has been making music and touring together for nearly 19 years. The culmination of the six-member band’s musical journey thus far can be heard on its latest album, Hellbent (4.26). The 11 tracks were produced by Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves) and recorded at the legendary RCA Studio A in Nashville, Tennessee. Randy and the band have become skilled at capturing a unique live energy and passion on their albums and Hellbent is the perfect example. With lifetime streams nearing 300 million, this "endearing and enduring country treasure" (MusicRow Magazine) continues to forge ahead — "the guarantee of good music and a good time is what keeps fans coming back" (New York Times). So, what keeps a band together for nearly two decades? Randy cites the blend of the members’ distinctive personalities, represented in a dynamic musical chemistry that has taken the Randy Rogers Band beyond the competitive music scene in their native Texas, to a national fan base with sold-out shows across the country.
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