Jimmy Charles has sung on "American Idol," made it to the top 50 on "Nashville Star" and opened for country music acts such as Lady Antebellum and Kacey Musgraves.
But the Maryland native says none of that quite compares to the thrill of playing for thousands of cancer survivors.
Charles, 35, who grew up in Ocean City and graduated from Towson University, is the spokesman for Zero Cancer, an organization that seeks to eliminate prostate cancer. These days he finds a happy connection between his charitable work and his music career.
Earlier this month he released a country single,...