Ray Stevens to perform at WCTE’s Annual Dinner

Ray Stevens performs at his CabaRay in Nashville, TN.

COOKEVILLE – WCTE’s Annual Dinner is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at the Leslie Town Centre inCookeville. This year’s event will feature a performance by Ray Stevens, the 12-time nominated and two-time Grammy winner.

Highlights of the evening include hearing from WCTE CEO Becky Magura and Board Chair Mike Gilligan as they recognize the WCTE Volunteer of the Year, WCTE Maker’s Award recipient, the Joe Albrecht Award recipient, and the Sheepdog award presented by Charles Sewell and family. 

The Annual Meeting highlights WCTE’s mission of establishing lifelong learning and cultural storytelling by connecting the Upper Cumberland to the world and the world to the region.

“At last year’s dinner we hit on something really special with the Songwriters Showcase,” said Avery Hutchins, director of development and marketing. “l had a number of people ask me how were we going to top last year’s event and at the time I wasn’t sure, but I knew that it had to be big and it had to be something really special.”

Stevens has spanned the generations with 60 years of comedic musical talent, such as his multi-million-selling hit “The Streak” and his classic pop standard “Eve Beautiful.” Throughout his career, Stevens has sold more than 40 million albums, hosts his own PBS syndicated show and still performs weekly at his very own CabaRay Showroom in Nashville. He was most recently recognized as the 137th inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Tickets are now on sale for the 2020 WCTE Annual Dinner at wcte.org. For more information, please call Hutchins at 528-2222 or email at ahutchins@wcte.org.

WCTE has served the Upper Cumberland for more than 40 years as the regions premier storyteller and is the only television station in a 75-mile radius of Cookeville, making it a strategic partner in education, health services, government, arts and music. WCTE is a 501(c) 3 and is owned and operated by the Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council. WCTE is one of only 350 PBS member stations nationwide.

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