On November 14, K102 hosted the 2017 St. Jude Fan Jam to benefit the children of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Fan Jam brought in artists Jordan Davis, Lindsay Ell, High Valley, and Chase Rice, along with a packed house of screaming fans.
First to take the stage and warm up the crowd was Jordan Davis, who opened with his song “Sooner than Later.” Song after song Jordan kept the crowd alive and ready for a good night. In a crowded room that is ready to party, there is always room for a love song, so Jordan played his song, “Slow Dance in a Parking Lot.” Before he played his last song he shares, “It’s because of all of you that I get to do this more than I probably should, thank you for coming out!” Jordan closed with his first ever single released to country radio, “Singles You Up.”
Next to keep the crowd going with some new songs and ones we might know, was Lindsay Ell. She kicked off with her song, “Wildfire.” Lindsay shared that sometimes in life we get a little too focused on the things we want rather than what is really important in life. There was no better song to showcase that statement than her song, “Castle.” Lindsay was able to slow it down and rock it out on her electric guitar, showing the crowd what she is made of. Lindsay gave the fans a final treat by closing out with her new single, “Criminal.”
It was apparent that the night was starting to come alive when High Valley hit the stage as they encouraged everyone to lose their voice and dance along. With their brotherly banter and high energy, this dynamic duo kept the fans on their feet playing some of the bluegrass music they grew up on. As they began to close out their set, they played their newest single, “She’s with Me.” Finishing on a golden note, High Valley performed their very first gold single, “Make You Mine.”
All good things must come to an end, but what better note to end on than with Chase Rice? After a few crazy years says Chase, he finally has some new music coming out this Friday, November 17, with his new album titled, Lambs & Lions! Chase played some old and new songs throughout his set, giving the crowd something to remember. Admitting that he likes to keep the party going most of the time, however he does have a sweet side. This was seen through a new song off of the album that has already been released called, “Eyes On You.” His set came to an end with one of his very first songs, “Ready Set Roll.”
Not only was it a night for a great cause, but for some great music. It was a humbling experience to see country music bring artists and fans together to celebrate and raise money for the children of St. Jude.