Wade Hayes presents second annual Country Hits Back

Concert Benefitting Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center with special guests Tracy Lawrence & Randy Owen

Country Hits Back Against Cancer

Acclaimed country hit maker and colon cancer survivor Wade Hayes is set to host the 2nd Annual Country Hits Back concert supporting the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center at the historic Franklin Theatre at 7:00pm on Tuesday, March 7, 2017. Joining him will be Randy Owen, Country Music Hall of Fame member and lead singer of the super group Alabama, and multi-platinum award winning singer/songwriter Tracy Lawrence. Tickets range from $79.00-100.00 and are available at FranklinTheatre.com.

“Go live your life”

In December of 2011, at age 42, Wade was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer. Successful surgery and chemotherapy removed the cancer. A year later, Wade was devastated to learn the cancer had returned. He received additional treatments, and today he has no evidence of disease. Following that good news, his oncologist, Dr. Jordan Berlin, M.D., Ingram Professor of Cancer Research and co-director of the GI Oncology Program, advised him to “go live your life.” He took the advice to heart and last year recorded and released an album called Go Live Your Life.

The Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center was established in 1993 to bring together the cancer research, clinical care, community outreach and educational activities of Vanderbilt University. It is one of only 45 Comprehensive Cancer Centers designated by the National Cancer Institute and the only Comprehensive Cancer Center in Tennessee treating both adult and pediatric patients.