If you’re a fan of iconic country artists Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and Patsy Cline, you‘ll want to “Walk The Line” straight to a charity concert featuring a topnotch tribute band that celebrates these music legends. You’d be “Crazy” not to.

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By Peg Cameron Gill

Enjoy a special concert to support a special cause on Saturday, June 3 at 7 p.m. at The Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis. 

 The concert will feature the Carter, Cash, & Cline Show, a fabulous tribute band, along with special guests the Statler Brothers tribute band. It benefits Gratitude House, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a safe sober living home for women. 

The Carter, Cash, & Cline band, fronted by Bill Forness, will perform Johnny’s iconic hits from the 1950s, Sun Records releases, America’s favorite duets by June Carter and Johnny Cash, and popular songs from the legendary Patsy Cline. For tickets, click here

This second annual benefit concert is being held to raise funds for construction of the first ever sober living facility for women in St. Louis County. 

“Last fall, Gratitude House raised more than $75,000 with our first benefit concert featuring an incredible Heart tribute band,” said Co-Founder Christine Intagliata. “These funds will go toward our goal of providing an eight-bed residential setting for women in a supportive and safe environment.”

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The goal of Gratitude House is to help women begin a new life, free from alcohol and/or drugs. By providing a comfortable, loving, encouraging, and understanding environment, women are free to share their pains and frustrations along with their hopes and determination to heal. 

The 2018‐2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) estimates that 7.4% of Missouri’s population of adolescents and adults—a total of 358,000—had substance use disorders in the past year. These disorders fall into three categories—alcohol, pain‐relievers, and illicit drugs. The survey estimates that 5.2% of the population—258,000—had an alcohol use disorder, 2.9%—131,000—had an illicit drug use disorder, and 0.5%—23,000—had a pain‐ reliever use disorder. The total count of 412,000 reflects that some individuals had disorders in more than one category. Missouri’s estimated rates are nearly identical to the national rates.

There is currently no sober living home for women in all of St. Louis County, where the focus is strictly on recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. Gratitude House is being established in response to a dire need for a safe, dignified, and comfortable sober living home for women who are suffering from the disease of alcoholism, drug abuse, and prescription pill abuse. 

To learn more about the mission of Gratitude House, visit GratitudeHousestl.org.

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