News release from Tennessee Republican Party:
NASHVILLE, TN – The 36th Annual Tennessee Republican Party Statesmen’s Dinner will be held on Saturday, July 21st at Gaylord Opryland Convention Center in Nashville. Headlining this year’s event is former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee.
“Governor Huckabee has been a solid, conservative voice in politics for many years. We are thrilled to have him share his message with us as we approach what is undoubtedly one of the most crucial elections of our lifetime,” said Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney.
Governor Huckabee is the host of the number one rated weekend hit HUCKABEE on the Fox News Channel and Cumulus Media Networks’ syndicated radio program, The Mike Huckabee Show, heard on more than 175 stations. He’s also heard three times daily across the nation on The Huckabee Report syndicated on almost 600 stations, and has been the fastest growing new program on the Cumulus Media Network in recent years.
From 1996-2007, Huckabee served as the 44th Governor of Arkansas and was recognized nationally for his leadership, having been honored by several renowned publications and organizations for his numerous accomplishments. Governing magazine named him as one of its ‘Public Officials of the Year’ for 2005, Time Magazine honored him as one of the five best governors in America, and later in the same year, Huckabee received the American Association of Retired Person’s Impact Award.
Huckabee, 56, is an avid musician and is bass player in his rock-n-roll band, Capitol Offense, which has opened for artists such as Willie Nelson and the Charlie Daniels Band, and has played the House of Blues in New Orleans, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver, CO, for two presidential inauguration balls and at two Republican National Conventions. He is featured each week in the musical segment of his Fox show with the Fox house band, The Little Rockers.
The former governor and his wife, Janet, live in Florida and still spend part of their time in Arkansas. They have three grown children: John Mark, David and Sarah and one grandchild, Chandler.
Tickets to the Statesmen’s Dinner can be purchased online later this week at www.tngop.org. This event is open to the press.