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Grammy winner Henry headlines ‘Songs for Scholarships’ Feb. 18

A Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter will entertain at a special fundraiser set Thursday, Feb. 18, to generate scholarships for worthy MTSU students.

Don Henry

Don Henry

Don Henry, who has shared the stage with artists ranging from Keith Urban to Joey Ramone, will perform at “Songs for Scholarships,” scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Miller Club inside Tennessee Miller Coliseum, 304B W. Thompson Lane in Murfreesboro.

Songs for Scholarships flier webRay Charles, Patti Page, Conway Twitty, Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Gene Watson and B.J. Thomas have recorded Henry’s songs, among others.

“Where’ve You Been,” which was penned by Henry and Jon Vezner, won the Grammy for best country song and “song of the year” awards from the Academy of Country Music, the Country Music Association and the Nashville Songwriters Association International in 1991. It was the first song ever to receive all four honors in the same year.

In addition to Henry’s live performance, the evening will feature a silent auction of local art and other items.

All proceeds will go to the American Association of University Women’s Ruth Houston Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is awarded to an exemplary MTSU undergraduate each semester.

Tickets are $35 each and must be purchased in advance at http://mkt.com/womens-equity-foundation. The ticket price includes beer, wine, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres. No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

The AAUW Murfreesboro, Women’s Equity Foundation and MTSU’s Office of the University Provost are sponsoring “Songs for Scholarships.”

For more information, contact Dia Cirillo, president of AAUW Murfreesboro and public policy chair for AAUW Tennessee, at 773-677-4238 or AAUWBoroPresident@gmail.com. You can learn more about Henry at his website, www.donhenry.com.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)