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World Orphans Day Around the World

The Stars Foundation

Ambassadors of Goodwill

We are blessed at The Stars Foundation™ that the shining “stars” of love, compassion, and humanity have given their time, talents, resources, and endorsements to provide a high profiled awareness of our causes throughout the years.  From the origin of our “Celebrate the Child Campaigns” in 1996 through the founding of The Stars Foundation™, millions of children around the world have been positively impacted.

 We give thanks to our Ambassadors of Goodwill, who have stepped out of their busy schedules to lend a helping hand to The Stars Foundation™ and our affiliate organizations, which carry out the humanitarian work we advocate and support.  We serve to alleviate the suffering from those oppressed by abuse, disasters, wars, and poverty.

Kix Brooks

Kix Brooks - World Orphans Day, Celebrity Host World Orphans Day Proclamation Ceremony

Kix Brooks is an American country music artist, actor, and film producer best known for being one half of the duo Brooks & Dunn and host of a nationally syndicated radio show on Westwood One called American Country Countdown. Brooks's solo career after Brooks & Dunn includes the album New to This Town and is especially passionate about his Arrington at the Vineyards Winery. He was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Nicole C. Mullen

Nicole’s songwriting has been one of her most treasured gifts and infusing scripture into the songs she writes; she’s used as a vehicle to encourage, inspire, and to teach. From her early days as a vocalist/dancer /choreographer to writing and recording such classic hits as “Redeemer” to mentoring Yonge woman through her Baby Girls Club. Mullen’s creativity and passion have fueled a life of ministry that has had a global impact. Mullen has channeled her considerable energy into not just sharing the gospel, but living it.

Nicole C. Mullen

Shawn Parr

About Shawn Parr - Ambassador of Goodwill and the Voice of Country Music Cares Campaign

Shawn Parr has been the voice of Country Music for almost 30 years. Born and raised in Southern California, he now resides in Nashville, Tennessee, and is currently hosting the Nationally Syndicated Radio show “Nash Nights Live with Shawn Parr” for Cumulus Broadcasting heard on over 175 stations nationwide. Shawn is the voice for The Academy of Country Music Awards, The Golden Globes, American Music Awards, and has also been featured on numerous nationwide specials. Shawn has not only succeeded in the world of hosting, voice-over, and radio; he has also made the transition into acting on television and in movies. Shawn has recently had TV roles on ABC’s Nashville and played a detective on NBC’s Heist. Shawn’s movie roles include Curtis Hanson’s Lucky You with Drew Barrymore, Robert Duvall & Eric Bana, Waist Deep starring Tyrese Gibson and Death and Texas starring Steve Harris, Andy Richter, & Charles Durning. As a scratch golfer, Shawn has hosted his own charity golf tournament and is emceeing several special events for World Orphans Day, flagship day of The Stars Foundation.

He is the Voice behind Country Music Cares campaign for The Star Foundation, which will include a few cruises/concert events over two years, and also World Orphans Day’s theme song music video Production-Television On Air interviewer. The song is being recorded by Dolly Parton and a chorus of top stars coming together to create a historical collaboration for orphans worldwide.

World Orphan's Day Proclamation Ceremony Emceeing at Arrington Vineyards Country Music Cares
Shawn Parr with Eswatini Deputy Prime Minister

Left to Right — Jay Paul Deratany, Dlamini Hblosile, Frm Ambassador Dr. Hetherwick Ntaba, Cheryl, Prime Minister Themba Masuku-Eswatini, Ms. Dimpo Masuku, Shawn Parr, Curt Smith, Amos Sawboh, Ambassador Gwebu- Eswatini.

Ken Abraham

Ken Abraham

Ken Abraham is a New York Times best-selling author.  Fourteen books on which Ken has collaborated have appeared on the New York Times bestsellers lists, with three of Ken’s works reaching the number one position.  At present, Ken has more than ten million books in print.

Ken Abraham has offered his talents to appear in the Hearts on Fire™ television series slated to be broadcast in the 4th quarter of 2016 for The Stars Foundation™. He will appear as the On-Air Host interviewing our celebrity guests for the National Religious Broadcast Network.

Ken is known around the world for his collaborations with popular celebrities and fascinating, high-profile public figures such as former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft, Senator Bob Dole, Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, mega-church minister, Joel Osteen; actor Chuck Norris; 9/11 widow, Lisa Beamer; NFL football coach and NASCAR team owner, Joe Gibbs; psychologist, Neil Clark Warren, founder of eHarmony.com; former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Bill Frist; champion boxer and entrepreneur, George Foreman; PGA Golfers the late Payne Stewart and Paul Azinger; and ASCAP’s Gospel songwriter of the century, Bill Gaither.

More recently, Ken assisted Michael Cartwright, drug and alcohol treatment center developer, and Chairman of the Board of American Addiction Centers, in writing his liberating book, BELIEVABLE HOPE (HCI, 2012).  Also released in 2013 was Ken’s collaboration with Jim Bakker, TIME HAS COME (Worthy Publishing), a compelling book describing how to prepare now for epic end-times events.

Jeff Bates

Jeff Bates is an American country music artist. Signed to RCA Records in late 2002, Bates released his debut album Rainbow Man in May 2003. Bates' two RCA albums accounted for seven chart singles on the Billboard country charts, of which three reached top 40: "The Love Song" and "I Wanna Make You Cry" at No.23, along with "Long, Slow Kisses" at No.17.

Jeff Bates

Before signing to a record contract, Bates co-wrote Tracy Lawrence's 2002 single "What a Memory." Bates signed to RCA Records Nashville in 2003, releasing his debut single, "The Love Song" in December 2002. Peaking at No.8 on the Billboard country charts, it was the first of three singles from his debut album Rainbow Man, which also produced a No.47 in its title track and a No.23 in "I Wanna Make You Cry." Bates co-produced the album with David Malloy, Kenny Beard, and Scott Hendricks.

Jeff Bates Smiling

Jeff Bates with Guitar

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Beau Davidson

Beau Davidson

Beau Davidson is an Emmy Award-nominated American recording artist,  actor,  songwriter,  and  host.    He  has  appeared  on Country Music Television (CMT), Great American Country(GAC), MTV, and Vh1, as well as television shows and print magazines.

Davidson attended Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, graduating in 2003, magna cum laude, earning  a  Bachelor  of Music  and  minors  in  musical  theatre  and  political science.  Rather than move to New York to pursue a career on Broadway, Davidson moved to Los Angeles. Beau, guest-starred  on  the NBC daytime drama Days  of  Our  Lives and The  WB  Television  Network's Gilmore Girls.

In December 2012, his independent music video, "Blessed," was nominated for the 29th Annual Mid-South Regional Emmy Awards. Davidson was selected as one of the US Jaycees "Ten Outstanding Young Americans" for 2013.

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In between projects, Davidson wrote music that he later released as a digital EP titled The Good Hurt. His debut single, "More Than I Can Give," was the song that catapulted his career. Independent of any record label or production company, the corresponding music video landed on the websites of CMT, Great American Country, MTV, and VH1, indicative of the fact that Davidson's music appealed to a diverse audience from contemporary country to pop/rock. The song was featured on the in-flight audio programs of Northwest Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Cathay Pacific. He has appeared and sang on The Bold and Beautiful Soap opera, as well as has been named on Cosmopolitan's 51 Hottest Bachelors list.

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Beau Singing

Beau and Trump

Lena Paige

Lena Paige is our ‘behind the scenes’ correspondent who is an American country music singer, songwriter, actress who adds international sex appeal and a lighthearted spirit to television programming with The Stars Foundation.

As an international performer in the wake of the raging success of her album Roses In December, Lena Paige is well versed with public speaking and ‘on-stage’ appearances during many of our events. Lena is an incredible asset to The Stars Foundation’s Ambassadors of Goodwill team. She has recently recorded a duet with Tanya Tucker, called Joan of Arkansas.

Lena Paige
Lena Paige Singing Lena Paige and Founder, Cheryl Piggott at Dark Horse Studios Lena Paige and Woman Smiling

Buddy JewellNashville Country Artist

Buddy Jewell

Buddy Jewell burst onto the country music scene in 2003 when he won the coveted title of USA Network's first-ever Nashville Star. A true crowd favorite from the premiere episode to the finale, TV audiences and critics alike fell in love with Buddy Jewell's gentility, enthusiasm, and true musical passion.

Buddy was the true viewer favorite from the premiere episode, capturing 65% of the nationwide vote and beating out 11 other contestants, most notably, Miranda Lambert, by over 2 MILLION votes on the final episode.

His self-titled Columbia Records release debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top Country Album charts. It was certified Gold and garnered two back-to-back top five hits with "Sweet Southern Comfort" and "Help Pour Out the Rain (Lacey's Song)" Both tunes are certified 1 million radio air plays.

Buddy has been recognized by the Grammy's, ACM's, CMA's and CMT with multiple award nominations. In 2011, he won the International Country Gospel Music Association's "Entertainer of the Year" and "Crossover Artist of the Year" awards.

Buddy Jewell
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Buddy is a proud American patriot and chooses to serve our nation. In December 2010, Buddy traveled with the Sergeant Major of the Army on an extensive USO tour to remote forward operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, visiting with and performing for our armed forces on the front lines.

Buddy Jewell gives back to his community and beyond on many levels, serving as past spokesperson for The Minnie Pearl Cancer Foundation and The Stars Foundation™ as an Ambassador of Goodwill for their flagship day, World Orphans Day™. His songs will be highlighted throughout a 13 episode television series produced by The Stars Foundation™ for the NRBTV Network, called America Rising™.

With a strong passion for God, Country and the Red, White, and Blue, Buddy continues to put his best foot forward serving as Ambassador of Goodwill in our national PSA campaign featured on the National Religious Broadcast Network for World Orphans Day™. Buddy’s will be an on-air host whose music will be featured throughout America Rising 13 episode television series airing the fall of 2016.

Buddy Jewell
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Brigitte Rouhana

Miss Liberia 2012

Brigitte Rouhana - Africa Ambassador of Goodwill

World Orphans Day West Africa appoints Miss Liberia 2012 as Ambassador of Goodwill Chairman Amos Sawboh, World Orphans Day West Africa, recently confirmed the addition of Miss Liberia 2012 to the World Orphans Day West Africa event being held in Monrovia, Liberia on November 14. The Second Monday in November is World Orphans Day each year, and the lovely Brigitte Rouhana is very active in the empowerment of young girls within impoverished communities of Liberia and West Africa. She is a great asset to the World Orphans Day global ambassadorship team of The Stars Foundation.

Orphans Concern Liberia

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Brad Maule

Maule first joined the cast of General Hospital in 1984, cast as Dr. Tony Jones, the brother of Frisco Jones (played by Jack Wagner).

Maule's character was initially to die after a year on the show, and Maule was to be written off the show, however, due to a campaign of fan letters, the producers decided to keep Maule on the show.

Maule remained on the show on contract from 1984–2000, earning two Daytime Emmy nominations in the process in 1995 and 1997.

In addition to his many years on "General Hospital," his television credits include guest-starring roles in Three's Company, The White Shadow, Too Close for Comfort, and Charlie's Angels. He also guested on "Malibu," an ABC miniseries. He is also a talk show co-host, having shared the duties on "A.M. Los Angeles," "Home," and Live! With Regis & Kathie Lee, among others. He was in 12 episodes of 7th Heaven from 2003-2005. In the foundation's early years, Maule came to Nashville, TN, to receive the proclamation for The Stars Foundation™ work with children's rights made by Governor Sundquist's office at the State Capitol. In 2015, Bradaga served as an Ambassador of Goodwill for our national PSA television campaign that ran on National Religious Broadcast Network for several weeks in October and November for World Orphans Day. Maule serves in a capacity as a professor in theater at the Stephen F Austin State University in Texas and is the father of two children, Lily and Hunter.

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Lacie Blue

Ambassador of Goodwill for The Stars Foundation

Co-Chairing the Songwriters Council for The Stars Foundation

Her classical violin background spurs on her creativeness and passion for country, Celtic, rock n roll, and bluegrass.   Lacie is the winner of 12 East Texas Music Awards, and most proud of Fiddler Of The Year 2012-2014,2016 and 2017. In 2015, Lacie was awarded ETX Bluegrass Act of the Year. In 2008, she was named “World Champion Fiddler” after competing with over 500 incredible fiddlers. Lacie was concert-master of the Led Zeppelin Symphony. 
Lacie Blue is one of the songwriters of The Stars Foundations theme-song for World Orphans Day 2022. Lacie has also toured Europe with Mark O'Connor.

Tom Proctor

Tom Proctor - Board of Directors , Grand Marshall Ride for Life of The Stars Foundation

Tom Proctor is an American actor. Proctor is best known for such films and television series as Lawless, Justified, the role of Biddee in 12 Years a Slave, Django Unchained, Looper, Touched by an Angel and the role of Horuz in Guardians of the Galaxy. He has appeared in over 100 movies, doing stunts and character parts throughout his career in Hollywood. He is taking his band, Tom Proctor Band on the road in 2022, with concerts for Veterans Suicide Awareness and Prevention.

He is Grand Marshall with Roger Piggott for the 3 week Ride for Life Across America for The Stars Foundation, advocating for veterans Suicide Prevention.