Grab your hat and dust off your boots, climb into your best western gear for the most enjoyable event this side of the Rio Grande. The American Cancer Society is gearing up for the 2014 Cattle Barons’ Ball of Tampa Bay, scheduled at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on February 28, 2014. A Tampa Tradition for 17 years, this year’s Cattle Barons’ Ball, themed Bronco Bustin’ Bash, features gourmet western chow, live and silent auctions, dancing and much more! This year’s event will also feature up-and-coming artist, Josh Turner!
About Josh Turner
Josh Turner is a double-platinum-selling country music singer and songwriter.
The follow-up to 2010’s Haywire, which yielded the No. 1 hits “Why Don’t We Just Dance” and “All Over Me,” his new album, Punching Bag, represents Josh in fighting shape. Throughout all 11 songs, he bobs and weaves like a champ, exhibiting new range in both his voice and his songwriting. Josh penned eight of the record’s eleven tracks, including the rollicking title song that, he says, set the tone for the entire project.
A native of Hannah, South Carolina, country crooner Josh Turner burst onto the scene in 2003 with the powerful "Long Black Train," a song he'd written after listening to a Hank Williams box set. Sounding like a gospel-blues tune from the '40s — and featuring Turner's deep, rich baritone at the forefront — "Long Black Train" wrestled with the grand themes of temptation, salvation, death, and redemption. It also earned Turner national media attention, peaking at number 13 on the country charts and paving the way for a full album, Long Black Train, which was released by MCA in 2003. The album went platinum, paving the way for a string of successful hits that would eventually earn Turner a coveted membership in the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 30, one of the youngest members to date.
All of those layers construct Josh’s album, Punching Bag. His fifth for MCA Nashville, the record is a knockout collection of bluegrass-influenced barnburners, lonesome laments, and the slow and steady love ballads on which Josh’s trademark baritone excels.
About Cattle Barons’ Ball
A fabulous event celebrating 17 years in Tampa where cowboys and cowgirls come together for an evening of good old western fun! The donations received through the Cattle Barons’ Ball make a significant impact in the war to fight cancer today and to one day develop a cure. And all of this is accomplished through donations from our community. Attendees include the top 10% of social, philanthropic, professional, business and community leaders.
All proceeds from the ball will benefit the programs and services of the American Cancer Society and more than .80 cents on every dollar donated goes towards funding the American Cancer Society mission. In 2013, the Cattle Barons’ Ball netted over $1,000,000 from members of the Tampa Bay community.
The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives and diminishing suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.
The American Cancer Society donates more money to cancer research than any other private, not-for-profit, non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States. American Cancer Society has funded 47 Nobel Prize winners.
People interested in attending or finding out more information about the Cattle Barons Ball are encouraged to visit www.cattlebaronsballtampa.org or by calling 813-319-5904.