The Nashville Human Rights Campaign has announced that Grammy Award Winning artist Lee Ann Womack will headline the entertainment for their 11 th annual Equality dinner.

Perhaps best known for her hit “I Hope You Dance,” Womack has racked up multiple awards during her career, including, CMA Vocal Soloist of the Year, AMA Favorite New Country Artist, CMA Award Song of the Year, CMA Album of the year, and CMA Single of the Year…just to name a few.

Womack’s latest album, “There’s More Where That Came From”, is said to be for everyone who’s ever loved, lost, and learned hard-earned lessons and lived to tell about it, including the singer herself.

Other musical entertainment for the evening will include performances by the city's GLBT and friends' chorus, “ Nashville in Harmony”, and singer/songwriter Jen Foster. Foster's debut CD “Everybody’s Girl” included "She," a same-sex love song which put her on the map as a finalist in the Pop division of the John Lennon songwriting contest and a First Prize recipient in the Great American Songwriting contest's Pop division, and no doubt played a part in her winning 'Best Debut Recording–Female' at the 2004 Outmusic Awards.

This year's event will begin with the usual cocktails and silent auction at 6 p.m. , but with a slight twist from previous years. This year, the silent auction will be held on a different floor from the dinner, allowing for more mingling room and additional auction items. “Abby Burke and the Manly Band” will also provide musical entertainment during this year’s auction. Immediately following the auction will be the dinner and program as usual, beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The 2006 theme for The Equality Dinner is “Elevate,” celebrating the 11 th year for the Nashville dinner. Co-Chairs for the silent auction and dinner event are Jenn Garrett, Billy Leslie and Doug Huffines.

Held on Saturday, March 18, 2006 , at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel, tickets to the auction and dinner are $175 per person and are on sale through the event Web site at www.theequalitydinner.com.

The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is the largest national lesbian and gay political organization in the United States.

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