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Kimberly Williams Paisley Benefit for Alzheimer’s Featuring Brad Paisley and Friends

Kimberly Williams Paisley  benefit show for the Alzheimer’s Association June 4, 2017, featuring Brad Paisley and Friends. Event was held at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville Tennessee. Photos taken by noted photographer Chad Lee. Special guests included  Hunter Hayes , Lindsay Ell ,  Charles Esten ,  Kimberly Williams Paisley ,  Jerrod Niemann , olympic skater Scott Hamilton and several others. 

The event was Disco themed, with artists dressed in afro’s and platform shoes. Fan favorite set list included classics such as Lady Marmalade , YMCA , Eric Clapton’s cocaine, Play That Funky Music along with many other 70’s classics. 

The event raised almost $350,000 for Alzheimer’s research . Organized by Brad’s wife Kimberly Williams Paisley, who lost her mother to the disease. 

Brad Paisley and friends event photos

Live Concert Photos Brad Paisley And Friends

Video footage from the event with Charles Esten and Brad Paisley covering the White Cherry classic Play That Funky Music can be seen here <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/9-rbZarWBJ0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

Hunter Hayes

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley

Rick Springfield gallery updated   in Nashville – 10 years in a row

Rick Springfield gallery updated in Nashville – 10 years in a row

Had a great time working the past two nights with Rick Springfield at the Legendary Wildhorse Saloon here in Nashville. This marks 10 years in a row that Rick has sold out back to back nights over Valentine’s Day weekend. At 67  years young, he is still kicking ass and taking names. I highly suggest checking out one of his shows if you have the chance. They are full of timeless classic hits like Human Touch, Don’t Talk To Strangers, Affair Of The Heart, I’ve Done everything For You and of course the crowd favorite Jessie’s Girl.  Aside from the great music, Rick is an all around entertainer with amazing crowd interaction including bringing kids up on stage to sing and dance, walking into the crowd on tables during Human Touch and personal banter with fans during the show. 

I have had the pleasure of shooting these Valentine’s shows with him for the past 7 years including the after show meet and greets with the fans, who are incredibly passionate and supportive, many of them having travelled from other parts of the country and having seen him numerous times. 

 Saturday night he was joined on stage by long time former drummer Jack White who resides here in Nashville for a cover of the Kinks classic You Really Got Me. Past years have seen celebrity guests join him to sing along including Tom Kiefer, The Nelson Brothers and several others.

 You can view photos from nine shows going back to 2010 here on my site  Rick Springfield live photos . 

A short clip from the February 10 , 2017 show during Jessie’s Girl can be seen here: rick springfield jessie’s girl 2-10-2017

Video clips from the recent shows over the weekend and others can be viewed on my facebook here: Chad Lee Photography Official Facebook Videos 

All images (C) Chad Lee Photography – Contact me directly for press/media/licensing or to inquire about custom prints for your home, office, or gift for a friend. chadleephotography@gmail.com

You can follow Rick on Facebook here: Rick Springfield Facebook and  Rick Springfield official website

A few of my personal favorites 

Fireworks photo gallery added

Fireworks photo gallery added

I added a new photo gallery to the site this evening featuring some of my photographs from fireworks displays thorugh the years in various cities. I absolutely love watching and photographing  fireworks. Like most people , my love of fireworks displays started many years ago as a child.

I uploaded a selection if images from several displays from the past 8 years from a few different cities including the amazing display put on in Nashville, that is ranked is the largest display in the entire country. This years 4th of July celebration in Nashville featured a concert by Sheryl Crow followed by a 35 minute display with music by the Nashville Symphony that was absolutely jaw dropping.

Photos added this evening come from Round Lake Illinois in 2008, 2009 in Paddock Lake and kenosha Wisconsin, Des Moines Iowa at the Iowa State Fair, and the Nashville Christmas Parade , and Nashville 2011, 2015 and 2016.

I will add more to the gallery over time.

Hope you enjoy them !

to inquire about media use , licensing or to purchase custom prints of any size for your home, office, bar, business or gift for a friend : Contact Chad Lee Photography

You can view the entire gallery here :   http://www.chadleephotography.com/fireworks-photo-gallery-added/

Here’s a few of my personal favorites

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Darius Rucker 7th annual St Jude’s benefit show Charley Pride

Darius Rucker

Monday June 6, 2016 marked the 7th annual Darius & Friends benefit show for St Judes Children’s research Hospital. The lineup include performances  of course Darius Rucker, Locash, Terri Clark, Drake White, Dan Tryminski, Hunter Hayes and a special appearance by the legendary Charlie Pride. Darius joined Pride for the classic Kiss An Angel Goodmorning that had the entire sold out crowd singing. The show also saw the entire lineup onstage for the crowd favorite Wagon Wheel, and the evening closed with Darius doing an amazing job on Prince’s Purple Rain.

The event took place at the newly remodeled Wildhorse Saloon and kicks off the city’s annual Fan Fest that draws hundreds of thousands of country music fans from around the world.

You can view images of all performers from the show here: Darius Rucker & Friends Chad Lee Photography

All images (C)  Chad Lee Photography For licenscing, media, press use or to inquire about ordering custom prints contact me here: Contact Chad Lee Photography

Darius Rucker  , St Jude Children Research Hospital Wildhorse Saloon  Locash Scotty McCreery Terri Clark Drake White Dan Tryminski Hunter Hayes  Charley Pride

Here’s a few of my favorites from the evening

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Rick Springfiled photos 2 sold out Nashville shows

I spent the past two nights working my house photography gig at The Legendary Wildhorse Saloon here in Nashville with back to back sold out shows with GRammy Winning, Multi Platinum selling artist Rick Springfield. Rick has managed to sell out 2 nights here for the past 9 years in a row. With a slew of radio hits, movies and videos, fans travel from all across the country to come to these special shows. At 66 years young the former General Hospital star has not lost a beat. Many artists out there could learn a thing or two by watching Rick perform. His 90 minute sets are a non stop barrage of high energy songs, that includes Rick walking across tables into the crowd during his hit Human Touch, to bringing a slew of small children on stage for the classic Don’t Talk To Strangers. Upon the show ending, he immediately heads upstairs for fan meet and greets with up to 100 people, followed by running back downstairs to meet with and sign autographs for upwards of 200 more that bought cds during the show.

Saturday night’s show featured a few special guests – Matthew and Gunnar Nelson and  Tom Kiefer of Cinderella joined Rick for the crowd favorite Jessie’s Girl. The show eneded with another special guest appearance by Rick’s longtime friend and drummer Jack White for a rendition of the Jimi Hendrix classic Fire.

This marked my 5th year working with Rick for these back to back shows, it is always an honor and a pleasure to photograph and work with him. An incredible singer,songwriter, performer and amazingly nice guy. 363 days until we do it again.

You can view my photos from the both February 12th and 13th shows as well as images from past shows on my site here:

Rick Springfield photos – Chad Lee Photography

You can view video I filmed of Jessie’s Girl from the february 12th show here:

Jessie’s Girl Video – February 12, 2016 Nashville, Tn Chad Lee Photography

All photos (C) Chad Lee Photography – contact me directly for media/publicity/licensing use or to inquire about purchasing custom prints for your home, office, etc here: Contact Photgrapher CHAD LEE

Here are a few of my favorites – rick springfield 2-13-2016 nashville-8255rick springfield 2-13-2016 nashville-1

Darius Rucker and Friends St Jude’s Benefit show – Little Big Town, A Thousand Horses and more

Monday June 8, 2015 Darius Rucker held his 6th annual CMA Fest Darius and Friends benefit show for St. jude’s Children’s Hospital and Research Center to a sold out crowd at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon in nashville , Tn. The show featured performances by Darius, A Thousand Horses, Brothers Osbourne,  Scotty McCreery, Brett Eldredge and Steve Wariner. Each band played songs of their own as well as classics by The BEatles, Black Crowes, Prince and more.

You can see video of Darius closing the show with the Prince classic Purple rain on my youtube channel here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uk_W9Ci-ayg

You can view photos of all performers here: http://www.chadleephotography.com/portfolio/darius-rucker-and-friends-2015-w-little-big-towna-thousand-horses-scotty-mccreerymore/

Email me chadleephotography@gmail.com for media use, licensing or to inquire about prints for your personal collection.

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THE VOICE TOP 5 CONTESTANT CRAIG WAYNE BOYD HOME COMING SHOW WILDHORSE SALOON NASHVILLE, TN 12-3-2014

My friends, and current top 5 contestant on The Voice came home to Nashville today fresh off a red eye flight from Hollywood and performed a 1 off homecoming

show to a packed house of fans in his hometown of Nashville, Tn at the legendary Wildhorse Saloon. Fans of all ages began to lineup outside the venue as early as 5pm, and came out in droves to show love and support for their hometown favorite . A handful of lucky fans were bale to get an autograph and photos with Craig as he spoke to media on the red carpet prior to the show. They were lined up 4 deep down the entire block, chanting “Craig, Craig, Craig, Craig sporting a large assortment of beautiful handmade signs.  In true CWB fashion he and his band lit the stage up and performed an amazing set of fan favorites from the current season of The Voice, including his incredibly moving of the Cash classic, I Walk The Line. To Craig’s surprise as well as those in attendance, his long time friend and country star Randy Houser made a special appearance, and they performed two songs together. I could not be more proud of him,and  excited for him, and his current and future success. It’s been a long time in the making, and the world is getting to see what a true talent he is. Be sure and tune into The Voice next week and vote vote vote.

You can keep up with all things CWB at his official website  https:// www.craigwayneboyd.com

He is very active with his social media and interacts with fans daily

Instagram and twitter @cwbyall

Facebook   https://www.facebook.com/Craigwayneboyd?fref=ts

You can purchase CWB music on Itunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/take-it-easy-voice-performance/id946757822

You can view photos i have taken of Craig from this evening and through the years here, I will continue to add more

http://www.chadleephotography.com/portfolio/craig-wayne-boyd-2/

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