Annual Fundraiser to Kick Off on May 10th with Online Auction, Wine Drawing and Social Photo Contest Before Virtual Event on May 20th
Franklin, TN April 15, 2021 -- Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) has confirmed an incredible lineup of performers for their 2021 Hammers & High Heels Event - “A Night of Songs & Stories” featuring songwriters Brennen Leigh, Noel McKay and Tammy Rogers King. The virtual event will take place online on May 20th from 7:00PM -8:00PM CDT and will once again be emceed by Dawn Davenport, Emmy award-winning sports broadcaster and co-host of the 3HL radio show on 104.5 The Zone.
The online event activities will start on May 10th with an online auction, a wine drawing sponsored by Arrington Vineyards and a social media photo contest showing off their favorite high heel or hammer. The winners will be announced on Thursday, May 20th as the organization hosts a special virtual program and songwriters’ night to benefit their Annual Women Build.
This year’s future homeowner is single mother Searria Peoples and her four children. Searria has put in 200 hours of sweat equity on her home and the homes of others this spring; attended budget-coaching sessions, homeownership classes, and will save $3,000 in closing costs to be eligible to purchase her house with an affordable mortgage.
Go to www.WomenBuildTN.com for more event details. Sponsorships for the event are still available by contacting Harmony Trevino at HTrevino@hfhwm.org or 615-550-5614. Registration is FREE for the online activities with various ticket options starting at $20 to $85 that includes access to the songwriters broadcast and full program.
Special thanks to our top event sponsors Gresham Smith and Jackson National Life Insurance Company.
About the Songwriters
Brennen Leigh is a singer/songwriter, guitarist and mandolin player whose “to-the-point” storytelling style has elevated her to an a cult-type fan base in not only in the U.S. but Europe, Scandinavia and South America. Her songs have been recorded by Lee Ann Womack, Rodney Crowell, Sunny Sweeney, Charley Crockett, and many others.
Noel McKay is a songwriter whose songs have taken him across the U.S. and all over the world. In 1993 he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. In the 2000s Noel had several regional hits across the state of Texas with his brother, Hollin McKay, in the band called the McKay Brothers. Noel McKay is a songwriter whose songs have taken him across the U.S. and all over the world. In 1993 he was discovered by songwriting legend Guy Clark while performing his songs at a venue in Kerrville, Texas. In the 2000s Noel had several regional hits across the state of Texas with his brother, Hollin McKay, in the band called the McKay Brothers.
Tammy Rogers King
Tammy Rogers King has enjoyed a long career in Nashville, moving in 1985 to finish college at Belmont University where she majored in violin performance. In 1990, she began her touring career with playing in Patty Loveless’ band. She has toured with artists such as Trisha Yearwood, Reba, the Dead Reckoners, and the SteelDrivers. She has recorded with many diverse artists including Wynonna, Buddy and Julie Miller, Matraca Berg, Keiran Kane, Kevin Welch, Pam Tillis, and many others. As a songwriter, she has
had songs recorded by Terri Clark, Frances Black, and the SteelDrivers. As a member
of the SteelDrivers, she is a Grammy winner and Four-time nominee.
Hammers & High Heels Virtual Fundraiser - “A Night of Songs & Stories” is going to a special one for a worthwhile cause. Go to www.WomenBuildTN.com for more event details and to sign up to participate in the event. Registration is FREE. Visit www.HFHwm.org for more information about the event or Habitat’s work in Williamson and Maury Counties. # # #
About Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat for Humanity Williamson-Maury (HFHWM) was fully incorporated as an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International on December 5, 1992. We have built 253 homes in Williamson and Maury Counties and continue to build 12-14 new homes per year. Home construction, critical repair, and neighborhood development services are funded through tax-deductible financial contributions; in-kind donations from local businesses, churches, civic organizations, and individuals; and profits generated from our affiliate's ReStore. Homes built by Habitat are not given away, and partner families must complete a homebuyer's education program and earn at least 200 hours of "sweat equity" by working on their home and the homes of others. After a thorough qualification process, applicants are selected based on three criteria: the need for affordable housing, the ability to pay the mortgage, and the willingness to partner. Completed homes are SOLD with an affordable mortgage to the families, helping build strength, stability, and independence to build a better life. For more information about our homeownership program, volunteering, or sponsorship opportunities, please visit www.hfhwm.org.