Hitmakers and Harleys will feature country music star and songwriter Darryl Worley, along with fellow songwriters Rob Crosby, Casey Beathard and Phil O'Donnell, for a night of music at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro. The event will be held at 2250 NW Broad St. in Murfreesboro at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016. Funds raised will benefit the Darryl Worley Foundation with its current and upcoming projects.
Audiences will hear artists perform some of their chart topping songs and the stories that inspired the lyrics, such as Crosby's "Holding a Good Hand" -- a No. 1 song recorded by Lee Greenwood; Beathard's "I Will Stand" -- a No. 1 and title song for Kenny Chesney's 1998 album and O'Donnell's "Back When I Knew It All." Worley will perform his hits throughout the night, along with his new song, "Rainmaker." Worley recorded it after he and his wife were in Fiji Feb. 20 when Cyclone Winston struck the island nation. Forty-four people died and property damage totaled nearly $500 million. Proceeds from the sales of "Rainmaker" will benefit Cyclone Winston relief efforts.
July Hitmakers and Harleys events in Murfreesboro and Jackson kick off the 15th annual Tennessee River Run schedule, which includes several activities planned through October. The Tennessee River Run concert will be held Oct. 7-8, 2016.
Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run events have raised more than $1.4 million for the Darryl Worley Foundation, which has existed since 2002 to serve special needs for people in the Mid-South. The foundation supports several organizations, such as the Carl Perkins Center in Jackson, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis and the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center in Savannah.
For Hitmakers and Harleys ticket information, call Courtney Goolsby at 615-319-5944. More information is available at darrylworleyfoundation.org, http://www.facebook.com/TennesseeRiverRun and http://tnriverrun.org.
General admission is $75 at the door and covers dinner. Corporate table sponsorships are $700; they accommodate eight people and come with dinner and drink tickets.