Darryl Worley and Friends to Perform at Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Jackson | Community Spirit
Hit songwriters Jerry Salley, Kendell Marvel and Jim “Moose” Brown will join country music star and songwriter Darryl Worley in Jackson on Tuesday, July 31, for the Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters’ Event. Held at Bumpus Harley-Davidson at 326 Carriage House Drive, the show will begin at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. The performance will benefit the Darryl Worley Foundation, which supports a variety of organizations, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center.
Through six albums and 20 hit singles, Worley has produced one of the most impressive, wide-ranging catalogs in contemporary music. His recently released single, “You Still Got It,” is on the Billboard 100 Chart for Country Music. In addition to his success as a musician, Worley is known for his patriotism, support of U.S. troops and commitment to making a difference. When asked about this event, Worley said, “This is a night where we have a rare opportunity hear the songwriters perform their hits and tell the stories behind them. All of us in the room get to feel like we're just sitting around with friends, laughing and enjoying some music. So many people give to make this evening a great one that’s all about helping others — from the songwriters to the Bumpus family to the auction donors to the guests.”
Salley, the 2003 SESAC Country Music Songwriter of the Year, will join Worley in Jackson. He has worked with music legends such as Loretta Lynn, The Oak Ridge Boys, Gene Watson, Reba McEntire, Toby Keith and Brad Paisley. Referred to by Billboard Magazine as “one of Music Row’s greatest veteran tunesmiths,” Salley has recorded more than 340 songs and sold more than 14 million records worldwide in his award-studded career.
Also joining Worly, Kendell has been playing the guitar since age five. A Nashville native since 1998, he got his first big break with Gary Allen’s “Right Where I Need To Be.” Since then, Kendell’s songs have been recorded by artists like Jake Owen, Lee Ann Womack, Trace Adkins, Black Shelton, Josh Turner, Martina McBride and Josh Thompson.
Always a favorite at the songwriter performances, Brown is a Grammy award winner whose songs have been recorded by Alan Jackson, Jimmy Buffett, McBride, James Otto, Jamey Johnson, Worley, Terri Clark and Julie Roberts. Brown has played piano/keyboard on albums for Paisley, Phil Vassar, Turner, Adkins, Worley, Darius Rucker, Shelton and Hank Williams, Jr. He also co-wrote the eight-week No. 1 “It's Five O'clock Somewhere” by Jackson and Buffett, as well as the Top 10 hit for Worley “If Something Should Happen.”
Guests at the event will have an opportunity to purchase several valuable items at auction. Tickets begin at $75 and second-tier tables are available for $700. A $1200 Golden Circle Table includes a private meet and greet. For more information, contact Angie Bumpus at 731-422-5508. Previous Darryl Worley and Friends Songwriters' events in Collierville and Murfreesboro have raised more than $67,000 for the Darryl Worley Foundation this summer. A fourth and final songwriters’ event will be held in Savannah, Tenn. on Thursday, Sept. 13.
This songwriters’ event precedes the 11th anniversary celebration of Darryl Worley's Tennessee River Run, planned for September 13-15 in Savannah, Tenn. The 2012 Tennessee River Run includes a concert in downtown Savannah, golf tournament, bass tournament, motorcycle ride, boat poker run, kids’ fishing tournament, arts and crafts fair and a 5k. Updates can be found at www.darrylworley.com, www.facebook.com/TennesseeRiverRun and www.tnriverrun.org. Proceeds from the Tennessee River Run fund the Darryl Worley Foundation, which has existed since 2002 to serve special needs for people in the Mid-South.