It's not every day that Richie Sambora and Hands4Hope - Youth Making A Difference come up in the same sentence, but we are excited to share that the lead guitarist of Bon Jovi, along with country music megastar Gary Allan, have each autographed a guitar for Hands4Hope. In addition, the three talented songwriters performing at Nashville Songwriters Live on November 20, 2023 will autograph a third guitar at the event. All three autographed guitars are now available through an online auction that benefits Hands4Hope.
Own a musical treasure owned and signed by the one and only Richie Sambora, Bon Jovi guitarist! Sambora is best known as the lead guitarist of the famed Bon Jovi rock band from 1983-2013. He's a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has performed all over the world both with Bon Jovi and as a duo and solo performer. When he was asked to sign a guitar for this Hands4Hope fundraiser event, he pulled this Classic Vibe 60's Stratocaster by Fender electric guitar out of his personal collection and signed it!
Country music megastar Gary Allan is known for songs like "Her Man", "Man to Man", "Tough Little Boys", "Nothing On but the Radio", "Best I Ever Had", "Watching Airplanes", and "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)", producing ten studio albums, two greatest hits albums, and 32 singles -- each of which charted on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, with 13 songs on the Billboard Hot 100. He has been nominated for Academy of Country Music Awards 6 times for awards that include Song of the Year, Single Record of the Year, and Album of the Year. He has signed a new Taylor Guitars GS Mini for Hands4Hope!
Jeffery Steele, CJ Solar, and Mark Mackay
These three powerhouse songwriters are responsible for writing numerous hits for chart topping artists. Jeffrey Steele is a 5x Grammy-nominated artist with over 63 million airplays, and has written songs for Keith Urban, Eric Church, and Tim McGraw. He is a 2013 inductee into the Nashville Songwriter Hall of Fame, and also served as a Judge/Mentor on Season 6 of NBC's "Nashville Star". CJ Solar has seen success as both a songwriter and as a singer, with his own hits reaching the #31 spot on the Billboard Indicator Chart, and co-wrote Morgan Wallen's No. 1 hit "Up Down", as well as songs recorded by Jameson Rodgers, Jason Aldean, and Justin Moore. Mark Mackay tours the country relentlessly, opening for top performers spanning multiple genres of music, including REO Speedwagon, Ted Nugent, Blake Shelton, Old Dominion, and many more. In addition to writing his own music, he collaborates with Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame luminaries to create a sound that is both rock and roadhouse; historic and contemporary.
Together, all three songwriters will sign a new Taylor Guitars GS Mini for Hands4Hope after their Monday, November 20 performance at Nashville Songwriters Live.
About the auction
Anyone anywhere can bid on the online silent auction accompanying the Nashville Songwriters Live event! The auction will be open through Monday, November 20 at 9 pm Pacific time. All auction proceeds from the donated autographed guitars will benefit Hands4Hope's life-changing youth development programs, and by extension, those in the community that the youth serve.