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Charles will stage hospice benefit concert

(Dec. 11, 2014) Country artist Jimmy Charles will perform a benefit concert for Coastal Hospice on Tuesday, Dec. 23 from 6-10 p.m. at the Ocean Pines Yacht Club.
The event will include a silent auction and an opportunity for attendees to donate to Coastal Hospice.
Last year, Coastal Hospice provided more than $515,000 in charity care to patients who had no ability to pay. Donations made at the Ocean Pines event will help fund the hospice’s charity care and also honor the donor’s loved one, whose named will be printed on a red angel ornament and hung on the Coastal Hospice angel tree.
Charles chose Coastal Hospice for the benefit, because it was the local non-profit that cared for his grandmother. The musician grew up in Ocean City and graduated from Towson University.
“I wanted to target an organization that was local to my home on the Eastern Shore,” Charles said. “Coastal Hospice did so much work to help my grandmother as she stayed with us in our home during her final years. I learned that it takes some really special people to do what they do. They were a blessing to us, doing so much for nothing, and now it is time that I give back to them. This is my way of saying Thank You! When I read they were in need of funds, it was an easy decision for me.”
Charles had an impressive beginning to his professional music career as a Season 9 contestant on the TV show “American Idol” where he earned a golden ticket to Hollywood.
Currently a resident and working musician in Nashville, Charles has played many venues in the music town. He was named Top 50 on the show “Nashville Star” and sat as a guest judge on “CMT’s Next Big Star.”
Charles has worked with some of the biggest names in country music, including Lady Antebellum, Montgomery Gentry, Kip Moore, and Kacey Musgraves.
For two years, Charles was the featured artist for the Mrs. North Carolina United States pageant, and judge and performer for the Miss University City, Miss Appalachia and Miss Southern Delaware pageants.
More information about Charles and his music is available at
Founded in 1980, Coastal Hospice is a nonprofit health care organization that cares for individuals facing life-limiting conditions.