Friday September 5, 2014
Ben-Willie-Darrell Present Links & Lyrics 2014: Vince Gill Benefiting Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer's Disease and Alzheimer's Support and Care in Texas
Vince Gill has sold more than 26 million albums. He has earned 18 CMA Awards, including Entertainer of the Year in 1993 and 1994. He is tied with George Strait for having won the most CMA Male Vocalist Awards (five), and is currently second only to Brooks and Dunn for accumulating the most CMA Awards in history. Gill is a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and has received 20 Grammy Awards to date, the most of any male Country artist. Besides being known for his talent as a performer, musician and songwriter, Gill is regarded as one of Country Music’s best known humanitarians, participating in hundreds of charitable events throughout his career. Vince Gill is joining with his long time friends Edith Royal and Ben Crenshaw in support of the Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease with his Links & Lyrics songwriters showcase performance.
About the DKR Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease
The Darrell K Royal Research Fund for Alzheimer’s Disease represents the pinnacle of commitment to excellence in Research and Care for Texans to attempt to cure Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) in our lifetimes, to expand research into Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and expand the paradigms of care and access for Texans, enabling exposure to preventative care and treatment strategies aimed at combatting the epidemic of AD. Darrell K Royal was an American football legend both as a player and a coach. At The University of Texas at Austin, Royal won more games than any other coach in Texas Longhorns football history. Royal was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease late in life; as a result, his family and friends have taken on the mission of funding cutting edge collaborative research and raising awareness for this debilitating disease. 100% of the net proceeds of this event will be directed to Alzheimer's research in Texas in the name and memory of Coach Darrell K Royal.