Fans Kicked Up Their Boots for Audacy’s Annual Stars and Strings Country Concert Benefiting Wounded Warrior Project

Performances Featured HARDY, Brian Kelley, Ashley McBryde, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell and Hailey Whitters at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL

PHILADELPHIA, PA – November 2, 2023 – Audacy rounded up HARDY, Brian Kelley, Ashley McBryde, Michael Ray, Cole Swindell and Hailey Whitters for its annual Country music concert Stars and Strings at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL. Hosted by KISS Country 99.9 (WKIS-FM) as a part of Audacy’s I’m Listening mental health initiative, proceeds from the show benefited Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

“Last night was a testament to the declarations of pride and solidarity embedded within Country music,” said Tim Roberts, Country Format Vice President, Audacy. “Stars and Strings and Audacy have long supported Wounded Warrior Project, and it was our honor to bring together some of Country’s biggest names to support the life-saving programs Wounded Warrior Project provides for our nation’s heroes.”

Before the show, attendees headed to Hard Rock Cafe for the free pre-party, hosted by Audacy’s nationally syndicated Rob + Holly Show, with performances by Hailey Whitters, George Birge and Florida’s own Sammy Arriaga. 

For a collection of photos from the evening, please click here, and for videos, click here.

​​WWP offers innovative and accessible no-cost mental health programs and services that address invisible wounds, bridge gaps in care, and help warriors and their families build resilience. Stars and Strings benefits WWP programs like Warrior Care Network, a partnership that provides veterans with improved access to personalized, accelerated treatment for mental and brain injuries alongside other veterans in a supportive peer setting.

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is a proud partner of Stars and Strings and was the title sponsor of the Hard Rock Artist Lounge, home to artist interviews and exclusive meet and greets. Audacy’s larger partnership with Hard Rock International includes bespoke nationwide events such as Leading Ladies at both Hard Rock Hotel New York and Hard Rock Live at the flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, as well as performances and interviews at Hard Rock locations with artists including Ed Sheeran, Florence And The Machine, Backstreet Boys and more.

Stars and Strings is one of the events supporting I’m Listening, Audacy’s ongoing commitment to mental health conversations, and follows the 10th annual sold-out We Can Survive concert, which benefited the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). For more on I’m Listening, including content from the performers, Dan + Shay, Luke Bryan and Audacy Launch artist Jelly Roll, visit

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