Press Releases

Wamp Fundraisers to Feature Musicians, Pay For TV Ad Campaign

Press Release from Zach Wamp for Governor; June 16, 2010:

NASHVILLE – Zach Wamp, Republican candidate for Governor, today announced a series of upcoming fundraising events to be headlined by star entertainers who’ve pledged their support for his campaign and his 20/20 Vision For an Even Better Tennessee now featured in his television ads.

Well-known music artists Ricky Skaggs, John Rich, T.G. Sheppard, The Whites and the Voices of Lee are volunteering their time and talents for Wamp over the next two weeks and will meet and entertain guests at fundraising events across Tennessee.

“I am grateful to have the support of so many talented and wonderful artists who help make Tennessee such a special place,” Wamp said. “These fundraising events will help us stay on TV and carry our message for an even better Tennessee to more and more voters all across the state. Our momentum is growing and could not be stronger at just the right time. We are going to win.”

Wamp made today’s announcement on the heels of a major campaign endorsement last week by Dave Ramsey, the nationally syndicated radio host and personal money management expert. Ramsey and his wife, Sharon, will host a fundraising event and business roundtable for Wamp’s campaign on July 1 at their home in Franklin.

Specific details for the following events are posted online and will be updated regularly via Wamp’s campaign web site at

June 17 – The Whites / Franklin – White Oak Farm

June 21 – Voices of Lee / Knoxville

June 28 – Ricky Skaggs / Chattanooga

June 29 – John Rich, T.G. Sheppard and Friends / Nashville

July 1 – Dave Ramsey / Franklin

Often called the “Region’s Mayor” by U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, Wamp’s work to promote a regional approach to economic development in the Tennessee Valley Technology Corridor has led to many of the state’s biggest economic wins in recent years right in his congressional district.

These include Volkswagen and Wacker Chemie in the Chattanooga area, new missions and investments in Oak Ridge, new bio-fuel, nuclear and solar energy investments throughout the region, and thousands of growing small business jobs generated from these and other related manufacturing investments. As governor, Wamp will take his leadership in economic development and new job creation to the rest of Tennessee.

For more information about Zach Wamp and his campaign for governor, including his 20/20 Vision For an Even Better Tennessee, please visit the campaign online at