BIRMINGHAM, AL – Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver visited Children’s Hospital of Alabama the first time on October 23, 2009. This visit led to the creation of the Children’s Hospital and Arena Tour, which began regionally in the South in January 2011 and is expanding nationally in January 2012. The tour is an ultra-creative vehicle which combines helping hospitalized children and their parents with inspiring national patriotism.
The Tour was created and implemented by Doyle Lawson’s manager Josh Trivett and the Celebrity Events Coordinator for Child Life at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Sherri George.
“Doyle really has a soft spot for kids,” said Trivett. “We wanted a creative and fun vehicle to keep Doyle involved with helping kids. This tour does it all! It’s a win-win for everyone: Doyle, the kids, and teams and arenas where DLQ performs the National Anthem. Plus, it’s unique and a total blast for everyone. No one has ever put together a tour quite like this before, so we’re excited for the exposure Bluegrass will be getting in front of huge sports arena audiences, and we’re really pumped for the help we get to be to kids in the hospitals.”
“I’m very excited about partnering our efforts to create this Tour,” said Lawson. “I love children and am very patriotic. I’m really proud and honored to be able to combine helping hospitalized children with honoring our great country – and doing both through my band’s music. It’s a special opportunity, and I’m excited to be part of such a great project.”