As the conclusion to “Welcome Week 2008,” Belmont University and CMT One Country teamed up Wednesday night to host the “Your Voice Your Choice” concert event at the Curb Event Center. The community-wide event, which encouraged voter registration in advance of the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate at Belmont University, featured free food, an opportunity for voter registration and a student Battle of the Bands as well as performances by Eli Young Band and Randy Rogers Band.
Several hundred people attended the concert hosted by CMT’s Allison DeMarcus, a former Miss Tennessee and wife of Rascal Flatt’s band member Jay DeMarcus. HeadCount has registered more than 300 people to vote since students returned to campus.
All proceeds from the event will benefit the local nonprofit partners of CMT One Country, the pro-social initiative of cable network CMT, which include Hands On Nashville, Nashville Area Habitat for Humanity, Boys & Girls Club of Middle Tennessee and Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
HeadCount, a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to voter registration and inspiring participation in democracy through the power of music, was on site at the event with the means of registering voters from all across the country. The last day to register to vote in Tennessee for the presidential election is Oct. 6, the day before the 2008 Town Hall Presidential Debate at Belmont University. College students are allowed to register and to vote based on either their home address or their school address.