The Cuddy Family Foundation for Veterans is launching a new fundraiser called Gimme Five!
Singers, musicians, or bands can donate just $5 for the opportunity to be selected to use KWKH and The Louisiana Hayride’s famed Model 44BX microphone at one of their performances or recording sessions.
The microphone was used by countless luminaries to record their radio programs, demos, and hit songs. This monumental list includes Hank Williams, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Slim Whitman, Jimmie Davis, Kitty Wells, Patsy Montana, Ike & Tina Turner, George Jones, Fats Domino, and so many more!
You’ll be using the same mic that Hank used on his daily radio show and last single (“The Log Train”) that was recorded just a few weeks before he died. Elvis, Fats, Cash, and Jones used it to record demos and Ike & Tina cut a few tracks with it Dale Hawkins used the mic to record the original version of “Susie Q” and John Fred used it on the #1 hit “Judy in Disguise.”
Your tax-deductible donation will directly benefit the veterans the foundation serves through their programs and initiatives.
Follow these four simple steps to enter the contest:
1. Go to their Donation page.
2. Enter 5 in the Custom Amount box.
3. Select “KWKH Microphone Contest” as the referral source from the pull-down menu.
4. Complete the transaction!
Gimme Five is the brainchild of the foundation’s board member, Joey Kent. He will travel to the locations of winners to assist with the mic’s use.
Help veterans in need for just $5 and use one of the most famous microphones in history! This is a huge win for singers, bands and The Cuddy foundation.
Please note that one donation must be made during each calendar year to be eligible for the three drawings in that particular year. The first of three drawings will be held December 5, 2022.