Yes, you can really wear jeans.
That's the answer to one of the most common questions surrounding Saturday's Denim & Diamonds Concert. While the name suggests formality, organizers want you to know that comfort is key.
"It's not formal at all," said Diane Taylor, vice president of marketing for Columbus Hospice and Columbus Hospice of Alabama.
Travis Tritt and Diamond Rio will perform at the Columbus Civic Center concert, which raises money for the Columbus Hospice House.
"Columbus Hospice serves 10 counties in Georgia and five in Alabama, so chances are you've been personally impacted by their services," Taylor said. "It is incredible how much support we receive from the community each year."
The concert's cause is certainly a draw for guests. The talent isn't too shabby, either.
Both country music acts boast devoted fan bases and long lists of popular songs.
Georgia artist Tritt rose to fame in the early '90s, distinguishing himself from artists like Garth Brooks and Alan Jackson partially by the absence of a cowboy hat. Seriously.
His music stands in a league of its own as well, thanks largely to blues and Southern rock influences. Tritt is known for hits like "Help Me Hold On," "Can I Trust You With My Heart," "Foolish Pride" and many more.
Among Tritt's awards and honors? Recognition from the Grammy Awards and Country Music Association.
That's not bad for guy whose parents were reluctant to support his early musical instincts. The musician taught himself how to play the guitar when he was 8.
Tritt is also an actor who's appeared a diverse variety of entertainment offerings, including TV shows like "Yes, Dear" and "Touched by an Angel."
But Tritt isn't the only Denim & Diamonds entertainer. Diamond Rio will join him at Saturday's show. The country band debuted in 1991 with "Meet in the Middle" and has secured additional hits like "How Your Love Makes Me Feel," "Beautiful Mess," "Love a Little Stronger" and more.
They've sold over 10 million albums and have been honored by multiple music organizations. Band members from Diamond Rio are also longtime supporters and national spokesmen for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Guests at Denim & Diamonds can also expect some raffles, including one for a half-carat diamond.
Sonya Sorich, firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-571-8516.