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Count On Me: An AARP TN Couch Concert Featuring CeCe Winans

Start Date:8/11/2021

Start Time:7:00 PM CDT

Duration:60 minutes


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To honor the state’s 990,000 family caregivers, AARP Tennessee and the National Museum of African American Music in Nashville are teaming up to present a free “couch concert” featuring gospel singer CeCe Winans. AARP will also share essential resources for family caregivers during the event.

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CeCe Winans

Gospel artist

The best-selling and most-awarded female gospel artist of all time, CeCe Winans has long since cemented her status as one of the most accomplished and celebrated women in modern music history. Recording and performing as both a solo artist and as a duo with her brother BeBe, CeCe has influenced a generation of gospel and secular vocalists over the course of her astonishing career. She’s been inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the Nashville Music City Walk of Fame, in addition to being named a Trailblazer of Soul by BMI and garnering multiple NAACP Image Awards, Soul Train Awards, Essence Awards, and more. She’s sold in excess of 5 million albums in the US, topping the Gospel charts repeatedly while crossing over with hits like “Count On Me,” her stunning duet with Whitney Houston from the multi-platinum ‘Waiting To Exhale’ soundtrack, which sold 2 million copies and cracked the Top 10 on the Pop, R&B, and Adult Contemporary charts.

Tuwisha Rogers-Simpson

National Museum of African American Music

Tuwisha D. Rogers- Simpson is, first and foremost, a creative problem solver. She currently serves as the Vice President of Brand and Partnerships for the first-ever National Museum of African American Music. The former Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Urban One, she has contributed to over 70 MM of media revenue and partnership management with iconic brands such as Walmart, AT&T, and Prudential. Tuwisha has been recognized by MSNBC, NPR, and ESSENCE as a strategist, producer, and industry thought leader in multicultural culture, media, and consumer insights. She has won multiple industry awards for her work, including numerous Telly's, Model D, Faxies, and Cynopsis awards. In addition to her career in multicultural marketing, Tuwisha was an educator in Bauder College's business department and political science at William Paterson University. She is a respected, sought-after speaker and facilitates workshops for public schools, colleges, and organizations, sharing her expertise on personal branding, empowerment, academic development, and community partnerships. Tuwisha serves as a professor for the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN)Academy, instructing women of color to spark change in the entertainment industry. Tuwisha is a Leadership Newark Fellow and a proud graduate of the Prudential Young Entrepreneur program, a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and Pi Alpha Alpha Honor society. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from William Paterson University, a Master of Public Administration in Urban Studies from Kean University, and a New Jersey teaching certification. Tuwisha was honored as a recipient of 2013 The Network Journal Forty Under 40 for her career accomplishments and community service.

Derek Young


YMG Enterprises

As CEO of YMG Enterprises, a Nashville-based, corporate culture consulting firm, DY delivers Culture Strategies and Motivational Keynotes that help organizations move from good to great, to legendary performance. As an author, management consultant, keynote speaker, executive coach, corporate leader, and community advocate, he has conducted more than 10,000 engagements. His corporate journey includes leadership roles at the Federal Reserve Bank, Sprint Global headquarters, and INROADS. In addition, he is the founding Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Continuous Process Improvement for the nation’s number one discount retail chain, Dollar General. He is also the founding Director of Diversity and Community Affairs for the nation’s number one family dining chain, Cracker Barrel. DY and his wife Allyson, a hospital chaplain, have four children, ages 24, 22, 19, and 15. When he’s not spending time with his family, he is probably enjoying a great movie, a St. Louis Cardinals Baseball game, or a Premier League Soccer match. His personal motto is God first, others second, and dreams third.

Anna Parker Walker

AARP Volunteer, Diversity Council State Lead

AARP Tennessee

Anna Parker Walker was appointed to the AARP Tennessee Executive Council and Diversity Council State Lead in February 2018. She is the volunteer leader for the AARP TN Diversity Council and continues to serve on the Volunteer Leadership Team for Middle Tennessee. Her roles include becoming a guide for Life Reimagined and later a Strategy Team Lead for Life Reimagined, Multicultural Outreach and Communications. An entrepreneur and certified life coach, Anna started her own company, The Total You Life + Style Coaching and Consulting in 1997, which specializes in life transitions coaching and personal image consulting. She also serves in programs and administration for the non-profit organization, Fashioned In His Image. Anna's volunteerism includes the YWCA Dress For Success, Community Outreach Chair for the Vanderbilt Woman's Club, and Sign Language interpreter for her church. She currently serves as member of the Nashville Black Chamber of Commerce, representing AARP Tennessee, and a board member for Bridges for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the International Coaching Federation TN Chapter, and Fashioned In His Image Total Women's Center, Inc. Anna has a B.A. from Spelman College in Atlanta, an MBA from University of Phoenix in Costa Mesa, California and graduate of CoachU University. Anna has one bonus son at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Anna and her husband Matthew reside in Nashville, TN.

Rebecca Kelly

State Director

AARP Tennessee

Rebecca Kelly has served as State Director for AARP Tennessee since 2005. In this role, Rebecca oversees the work of state staff and several hundred volunteers, who are among the state’s 630,000-plus members. Rebecca has spoken consistently and passionately on issues of interest to people over 50 and their families and has served on numerous national and regional working groups with AARP. Most recently, Rebecca was appointed to represent AARP TN on Governor Bill Lee’s Long-Term Care Task Force, the State Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution Stakeholder Group, and she served on Governor Bill Haslam’s Task Force on Aging. Prior to serving as State Director, Rebecca worked for nine years as Associate State Director, focusing on volunteer management and community organizing. Before moving to Nashville in 1996, Rebecca served as AARP’s Southeast Regional Economic Security Representative, managed Senior Employment Programs for Louisiana’s State Unit on Aging, and was a Teaching Associate at Louisiana State University. Rebecca has more than 30 years of experience in the field of aging. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Georgia State University.
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