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Concert Held To Raise Money For Multiple Sclerosis Research

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by Chris Cannon

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Country artist Clay Walker held his 4th annual Chords for Hope concert to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research at Vanderbilt University.

The concert took place Wednesday night at the Wildhorse Saloon in downtown Nashville.  Walker has good reason to rally for a cure to the disease.

"I've had MS for 17 years and we have are moving at light speed with this disease. We want to find a cure for it," Walker explained.

Once again this year, Walker called on his friends in the country music community to lend a hand on stage. Craig Campbell said yes to the request, because artists are there to help each other.

"It's one big family. You know, we compete with each other on the charts, and we compete with each other at the awards shows, but when it comes down to it, we're all in this together," according to Campbell.

Nashville native Greg Bates was also on the bill for the Chords of Hope concert.

"I'm just happy to be here, to be a part of it. I think a few years back I was here as a spectator, so it's good to be up on stage and lending my talents to it anyway that I can," Bates said.

Walker's Band Against MS Charity has raised nearly $1 million for research and Multiple Sclerosis education since it started in 2003.

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