On April 3 we gathered at The Mother Church of Country Music with about 2500 of our friends and celebrated the light of love that burns within each of us. “Love on Fire” was a magical night of stories, songs, and a shared belief that love is the most powerful force for social change.
Lifelong Thistle Farmer, and son of Thistle Farms founder Becca Stevens, Levi Hummon kicked things off with our theme song, “Love Heals” with the incomparable Ruby Amanfu. After that was a succession of amazing artists including special guest John Prine, Shemekia Copeland, Inversion Vocal Ensemble, Brandi Carlile and her surprise duet partner Tanya Tucker. Thistle Farmer of the Year, Amy Grant was honored, and Becca, CEO Hal, and graduates of our residential program told beautiful stories of second chances and the healing power of love in their lives.
Thank you for making this such a special night. Thank you for changing the lives of women survivors with your attendance, your purchases, and your donations. If you missed the event you can donate here.
And check out Brandi & Tanya in Rolling Stone with the duet that brought the house down!