Thursday April 14
Mack, Jack & McConaughey presents Dierks Bentley and Kacey Musgraves
Mack, Jack & McConaughey (MJ&M), the joint fundraising effort of ESPN analyst and legendary football coach Mack Brown, ACM award-winning recording artist Jack Ingram and Academy Award®-winning actor Matthew McConaughey, welcome multi-Platinum entertainer Dierks Bentley and Grammy award winner Kacey Musgraves to headline its gala night as part of MJ&M's two day event in Austin, Texas.
Since moving from Phoenix to Nashville in the 1990s, Dierks Bentley has established his own artistic trail in country music. Instead of rehashing proven formulas, he's doggedly reinvented his sound and subsequently developed an uncommon mix of commercial success and critical respect. His eighth studio album BLACK is due out this year following 13 No. one songs at Country radio, 13 GRAMMY nominations among dozens of other award show nominations and Grand Ole Opry membership for over a decade. Bentley has been tapped to co-host the 51st Annual ACM Awards this April on CBS before hitting the road in Europe and US on his headlining 2016 SOMEWHERE ON A BEACH TOUR, which draws its name from the upcoming album's lead single.
Texas-native and Nashville-based singer/songwriter, Kacey Musgraves released her Mercury Records Nashville debut album, Same Trailer Different Park, in the spring of 2013 to massive critical acclaim and recognition. The album debuted at No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart making her the first solo female in five years to open at No. 1 with a rookie release, and just seventh in the 22-year Nielson SoundScan era. Musgraves won 2 GRAMMY awards in 2013 for Best Country Album & Best Country Song, and took home the award for "New Artist of the Year" at 2013's CMA Awards. She is currently touring The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Review and promoting her 2nd album, Pageant Material.
This spring marks the 4th year of the Mack, Jack & McConaughey event. Every year thousands of guests enjoy two full days of events all benefitting charities working to empower kids through health, wellness and education programming. On Friday, April 15th, MJ&M will continue with a golf tournament at Spanish Oaks Golf Club. Simultaneously, MJ&M will host a fashion show and luncheon featuring Veronica Beard chaired by international supermodel Camila Alves McConaughey. Friday wraps up with the Jack Ingram & Friends concert presented by H-E-B at ACL Live featuring Eric Church, Jamey Johnson and more.
Funds raised at MJ&M 2016 will support CureDuchenne, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, HeartGift, just keep livin foundation and The Rise School of Austin.
Sponsors of this year's event include: Allstate, H-E-B, NRG, Washington Redskins, Nike, American Campus Communities, CenterPoint Energy, Flatrock Companies, Spanish Oaks, Target, Austin Woman Magazine, iHeartMedia, Austin Radio Network, Austin Way Magazine and Community Impact Newspaper.