Country music stars opened up their tour buses for fans in an effort to raise money for a good cause.
More than 60 tour buses filled the parking lot at the Hendersonville Walmart, and fans started lining up early in the evening for a chance to meet artists like Chris Stapleton, Darryl Worley, 3 Doors Down, Shenandoah, and 38 Special.
All of the buses were decked out with holiday lights and decorations. Artists also gave out autographs and posed for pictures with fans.
“I thought there would be five buses,” said Shelley Stidham, who was waiting in line to meet Chris Stapleton. “I didn’t realize it would be half a parking lot full. This is really neat.”
All of the money from ticket sales went directly to the Christmas 4 Kids non-profit organization. For 34 years, the group has helped ensure underprivileged kids across Middle Tennessee have gifts for Christmas.
Participating artists said it’s a chance to show fans their home away from home on the road and help out a great cause.
“It gives us the feeling we are helping ensure people who might not have the best Christmas will have a really good Christmas,” said Darryl Worley. “It’s a huge blessing.”
Country music singer James Robert Webb also greeted fans on his tour bus at the event for the second year in a row.
“It’s great to let kids and families come in and see the bus and how things work,” said Webb. “They want to see the closets, where you sleep, and the decorations, too.”
Tuesday, the Christmas 4 Kids organization has been scheduled to take 400 kids shopping at the Hendersonville Walmart. Each child will get a new winter coat and a stuffed animal, and they get to spend $150 on whatever they choose.
For more information on the Christmas 4 Kids organization, click here.