On June 8th, 2018, Chenault Vineyards hosted “An Evening for Hope” which featured a BBQ dinner and Cocktails at the Paige Hill Reception Hall to raise money for Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program. Exile Band was our featured band for the night and kept the audience dancing and singing through the night.
About Exile: 2018 marks Exile’s 55th year as America’s longest running band. On September 30, 1978, the award-winning band who had initially set out to play small clubs in Richmond, Kentucky back in 1963, skyrocketed to world-wide fame with their multi-week chart-topper “Kiss You All Over.” In fact, it made Billboard’s Year End Hot 100 Singles of 1978 (Top 5) and later placed in Billboard’s The 50 Sexiest Songs of All Time (Top 10) category. The iconic song has been showcased in feature films such as “Happy Gilmore,” “Employee of the Month,” “Zookeeper, “Wildhogs,” and is played in it’s entirety at the end of the 7th episode of “Mindhunter” currently available as a Netflix original.
In the early 1980’s, Exile began to focus on country music. During their run on the country charts Exile had 10 number one singles including “I Don’t Want To Be A Memory,” “Give Me One More Chance” and “She’s A Miracle.” The band wrote their own songs, played on all their recordings and also proved to be prolific songwriters composing hits for other artists such as Alabama, Restless Heart, Engelbert Humperdinck, Huey Lewis, Diamond Rio, Janie Fricke and many more. During this country phase of their career, Exile received 11 nominations including Vocal Group of The Year and Best Instrumental Performance for the Country Music Association and Academy of Country Music awards.
The 5 original Exile members re-formed in 2008 with J.P. Pennington, Les Taylor, Sonny LeMaire, Marlon Hargis and Steve Goetzman. The Kentucky Music Hall of Fame members continue to perform for legions of fans on the 2018 No Limit Tour and have appeared over 100 times on the Grand Ole Opry. Exile recently released their latest project Hits and the album contains 11 number one songs spanning three decades, along with four additional top ten’s. The ultimate, cross-over band has sold over 8 million records worldwide, with three Gold albums. Exile has lasted longer than most marriages. More info: https://exile.biz/
About Hope’s Wings: Hope’s Wings offers services ranging from domestic violence counseling to emergency shelter.
Hope’s Wings Domestic Violence Program was established in 2006 by a group of committed community members at First Christian Church in Richmond, Kentucky. These core founders identified a need for domestic violence services for women and children in the Madison County Community. The identified need turned into a vision which quickly turned into a program committed to providing emergency housing, outreach, and education to the community. In March 2006, Hope’s Wings became a non-profit organization of its own, no longer affiliated with the church. During the spring of 2008, construction of an emergency shelter was completed and the shelter opened in 2009. The facility was lovingly named “The Marilyn Isaacs House,” in honor of a local school teacher who was a great advocate for women and children and whose life ended too soon. To date, Marilyn Isaacs House has been a safe haven for more than 800 women and children and the Hope’s Wings program has served and educated thousands more in Madison and surrounding communities.
Their mission is to empower victims of domestic violence to make safe and permanent changes through support, understanding, education, and awareness. To achieve this we offer intensive case management services tailored to helping victims focus on employment, education, and transitioning into independent living. Vision Statement: Hope’s Wings envisions a world in which every person lives in a safe environment, free from oppression and with the opportunity to thrive. We believe an end to domestic violence will happen only when individuals, organizations, and a society as a whole join together to demand an end to abuse. Hope’s Wings supports a comprehensive, coordinated response to domestic violence by working together with systems, organizations, community groups and individuals to end domestic violence. For more info: http://www.hopeswings.org/
IF you missed this great event, please feel free to contact Hope’s Wings for donations or volunteering opportunities:
Hope’s Wings office 859-623-4095
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