Joe Nichols to headline ‘Country Strikes Out ALS’ benefit

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Joe Nichols will make his way to Boston in September to headline a very special benefit concert at the House of Blues. Joined by openers Chase Rice and Sam Hunt, Nichols will headline the “Country Strikes Out ALS” benefit concert on Thursday, September 12. Tickets for the show will go on sale through Friday at 10 a.m. through Live Nation for $45 and $75 with proceeds benefiting the Pete Frates #3 Fund.

Nichols recently released a brand new single called “Sunny and 75”, which is streaming below. The song is preview of the singer’s forthcoming eighth studio album. No release date for the follow-up to 2011’s It’s All Good has been announced.

Pete Frates was the captain and centerfielder on the Boston College Baseball team from 2004-2007. In March 2012, Frates was diagnosed with ALS (Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, ALS is a disease of the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement. Approximately 5,600 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALS each year.

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