By Susan Pierce
Bo Bice, "The Low Dough Bo Bice Show" will be a benefit for T.C. Thompson Children's Hospital. The catchy name reflects the show's reasonably priced $10 tickets, said Kiss FM program director Riggs.
In a telephone interview Tuesday, Bice said he'll perform songs from his debut CD, "The Real Thing," and its Dual Disc. "The Real Thing" opened at No. 4 on Billboard's album chart its first week out in December, selling 227,000 copies. The CD went gold earlier this month.
The T.C.Thompson benefit is one in a series of philanthropic efforts Bice has undertaken since "Idol" ended last summer.
The Associated Press. The Southern rocker, who now lives in Nashville, opened his vacated Alabama home to a family of Hurricane Katrina refugees last fall for as long as they needed.
"Right before Christmas they went back home and started to rebuild on their new house," said Bice. "That's encouraging because we're making progress."
The singer hosted a Katrina relief concert last October and he said he plans another in coming months "because there's still so much to be done."
He recently performed at American Airlines' Celebrity Ski Weekend in Vail, Colo., which was a fund-raiser for cystic fibrosis research. He said that concert "really opened his eyes" as to how he could use his celebrity status to help charities.
"The Lord has blessed me and my career to get to go out and do charity work. That's going to be my bigger focus," said the singer.
The Low Dough Bo Bice Show starts at 7:30 p.m. and with "Melina" and "Wildflower" opening.