Join FiftyForward Martin Center in welcoming award-winning singer songwriter Rivers Rutherford and friends to the historic Franklin Theatre in a special evening of music on June 27. This exclusive event will benefit FiftyForward Martin Center which serves a vital need in our community by giving older adults a place to fellowship, find needed resources, and engage in community involvement. Currently, adults 65 years and older are the fastest growing demographic and the FiftyForward Martin Center is advancing their mission to meeting increased needs.

With a name like Rivers Rutherford, it’s no surprise this soulful storyteller was destined to become one of Nashville, Tennessee’s (and music’s) most talented and accomplished singer-songwriters. Having grown up in the shadow of Elvis’ Graceland homestead in Memphis, Rutherford came out of the gates swinging, landing his first cut with American legends Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson and Kris Kristofferson (aka The Highwaymen). What followed were eight #1 hits, multiple Grammys, CMA and ACM nominations, and over 20 ASCAP Awards, including both of the coveted awards for Country Song Of The Year and Songwriter Of The Year, all of which have firmly established Rutherford’s position within the upper echelon of Nashville’s most lauded songwriters.

You’ll see Rivers’ name on #1 songs by Tim McGraw, Montgomery Gentry, Gretchen Wilson, Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton (for the stunning and Grammy-nominated duet “When I Get Where I’m Going”), Kenny Chesney, Rodney Atkins, Trace Adkins, and Brooks & Dunn – penning the duo’s most successful single to-date (“Ain’t Nothing ‘Bout You”) which spent 6-weeks at #1 and won both 2002 Billboard and 2002 ASCAP Song Of The Year awards. Rivers has also enjoyed success with Country giants the likes of Carrie Underwood, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith, Faith Hill, and Gary Allan.

VIP Package $100 includes VIP reception at The Franklin Theatre

Premier Seating at The Franklin Theatre

Enjoy wine and hors d’oeuvres

An opportunity to meet Rivers Rutherford and Friends

To purchase a VIP package, call the Center at 615-376-0102.


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For more information about The Martin Center, visit For more information about our agency, visit or call Susan W. Sizemore, Director of Communications at (615) 743-3411or


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