Fight Hunger Together Concert in Athens

(Tyler, Texas) May 18, 2012 – Let’s fight hunger together and enjoy music at the Walmart in Athens.
Walmart is proud to present Adam Fears, native East Texan, in a live concert benefiting the East Texas
Food Bank on Saturday, May 26th. Entry to the concert is free with a donation of nonperishable food or a
monetary gift to the East Texas Food Bank.
“Music and heartfelt lyrics can serve as the best medium for making an emotional connection with a
mission.” said Dennis Cullinane, executive director at the East Texas Food Bank. “We are always
grateful to Walmart for their tireless support and honored to have such a talented songwriter and
performer like Adam Fears carrying our message on the importance of improving the life of our
community through fighting hunger.”
The outdoor concert starts at noon with the songwriting finals, Loose Horse performing at 1:00 pm, Kyle
Lane at 2:00 pm, James Derek at 3:00 pm and Adam Fears taking the stage at 4:00 pm.
"For years the East Texas Food Bank has worked and strived to fight hunger in East Texas,” said Adam
Fears, singer/songwriter. “East Texas is my home. As a fellow East Texan, I believe anytime we can ensure
an opportunity to make East Texas a better place to live, work, and worship it is well worth the effort. I
will always want find ways to give back to the community and people that have given so much to me.”
“The benefit concert is just another way that Walmart is getting involved to Fight Hunger here in East
Texas,” said Rich Stein, Shift Manager at Walmart in Athens, Texas. “Nationally, Walmart and Walmart
Foundation have committed a total of $2 billion to help end hunger in America. Part of the $2 billion
dollar commitment includes in‐kind donation of more than 1.1 billion pounds of food, valued at $1.75
billion, from Walmart stores, distribution centers and Sam’s Club locations.”
About Adam Fears
Adam Fears is 30 years old and is a native East Texan. He grew up in Whitehouse, Texas and
graduated from Whitehouse Independent School District. After graduating in 2005 from Texas A&M,
he moved to Nashville to pursue a songwriting/singing career. In 2011, Fears was successful as a
songwriter in “You Aint Heard Nothing Yet” and “The Gospel According To Jones ‐ featuring George
Jones himself” alongside Randy Barber and Eric Lee Beddingfield for Beddingfield’s “This Life Aint For
Everybody” album. The song was featured on the Grand Ole Opry as part on George's 80th birthday
celebration and currently, the 'Possum' is walking out onstage with Fears' song playing on the screen
behind the stage. He also wrote the song “She Only Wanted Flowers” with Jay Brunswick and David
Adam Byrnes, which went on to be Better Angel’s recording artist David Adam Brynes’ sophomore
single from his “Premium Country” album. Fears performs writer’s rounds regularly in Nashville and
writes for an established publishing company on music row. To listen to Fears music
About East Texas Food Bank
The East Texas Food Bank distributed over 18 million pounds of food each year to over 200 partner
agencies in 26 East Texas counties. Our vision is for a hunger‐free East Texas and our mission is to
reduce hunger by providing food, support and education to those in need with passion and efficiency.
Our purpose is to ensure that no one in East Texas is forced to go without food. The East Texas Food
Bank is a member of Feeding America and the Texas Food Bank Network. To learn more, please visit Find us on Facebook at or follow our news
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