Bell Nunnally Presents the Eric Nadel Birthday Benefit for Grant Halliburton Foundation
Celebrating its 10th anniversary concert, the Eric Nadel Birthday Benefit supports the work of Grant Halliburton Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides mental health education, training, and support to North Texas teens and families.
Headlining this year’s show is Paris, Texas native Cas Haley, a former runner-up on America’s Got Talent and the 2020 winner of the national Chart Your Course songwriting contest sponsored by Lincoln. Selected out of 1,600 entries, Cas’ song Every Road I’m On won him a new Lincoln Corsair and a cross-country journey to work with famed songwriters and musicians like Jon Batiste, Ruthie Foster, and Jon Cleary. Plus, he was featured in a Lincoln commercial along with Matthew McConaughey.
Music is a family affair for Cas, who collaborates on songwriting with his wife Cassy, a recent cancer survivor. He tours with his son, Eben, on bass and his daughter, Nolah, on fiddle, who you will no doubt enjoy at this show.
Cas’ music reflects the reggae-pop influence of bands like UB40 and Sublime and celebrates the power of music, love, and family––a perfect fit for this event.
Daphne Willis, one of the co-founders of the Birthday Benefit, has been a Kessler favorite since she first played at the theater in 2011. Best known for her song Somebody’s Someone, which has been viewed more than 24 million times, Daphne is also a speaker for mental health and addiction recovery organizations. Her songs have had countless placements in TV, films, and commercials, and her ability to connect with an audience is second to none.