Lyrics for Lyric Benefit Concert Featuring Blackhawk & Jim Lauderdale

Tuesday Sept. 20th Lyrics for Lyrics Benefit Show hosted by Award Winning Artist Mark Newton to benefit the Lyric Frizzell Foundation, Inc.

7pm Jenee, Thomm Jutz, Charley Stefl
730pm John Austin McDaniel
8pm Blackhawk www.blackhawklive.com
… 9pm Jim Lauderdale www.jimlauderdale.com

A $10 Benefit Charge will be taken at the door.

Multi-platinum-selling country group BlackHawk is Henry Paul (guitar, mandolin and vocals) and Dave Robbins (keyboards and vocals). They along with third founding member Van Stephenson exploded on to the country music landscape in 1993 with their debut smash “Goodbye Says It All”. With a dozen top ten hits including two number ones to their credit and album sales that exceed 7 million records, they continue to carve out their own place in music history. In 1999 tragedy struck when Van was diagnosed with melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer.

In 2001 after a long courageous fight Van lost his battle. Henry and Dave have since followed through with his dying wish that BlackHawk continue to make great music and that they try and help find a cure. They established the Van Stephenson Memorial Cancer Research Fund in his memory, donating the proceeds of their efforts to the Vanderbilt Cancer Research Center. They continue to write and record new music and with their incredible band continue to spread BlackHawk’s unique musical message. BlackHawk’s faithful followers have continued to grow in numbers over the years based on the consistency of quality in their live show. Night after night BlackHawk puts on an inspired performance that resonates in the hearts and minds of music enthusiasts everywhere.

The September 20th Lyrics for Lyric Benefit Show will be the tenth installment of the monthly benefit concert series at Roosters TX Style BBQ & Steakhouse, located at 123 12th Avenue North, Nashville, TN. 37203, hosted by Mark Newton, IBMA Award winning Stylist/ Musician and one of today’s most respected interpreters of bluegrass music. Each month is jam packed with Nashville’s best established talent in the Country, Bluegrass, Americana and Roots genres to benefit the Lyric Frizzell Foundation, named after two year old Lyric Alana Frizzell whom was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of Leukemia at 10 months old.

The Lyrics for Lyric show began as the brain child of Picks Nashville owner’s Wade and Tina Johnson in November of 2010 to raise money and offset costs incurred while the Frizzell family lived at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital during Lyric’s chemo treatment. The creative monocure, Lyrics for Lyric was the design of Tina. Starting in July of 2011 after the close of Picks Nashville the show was taken in a new direction by Co-Producer’s Corey Frizzell and Mark Newton with the intention of benefiting childhood cancer research in the name of the Lyric Frizzell Foundation. September also marks the official incorporation of the Lyric Frizzell Foundation and is recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Jim Lauderdale, two time Grammy winner, is a multi-talented performer and songwriter, with successes in both country and bluegrass music. His roots stem from the Carolinas, yet his career has taken him all over the United States and abroad, making him an international recording artist with an ever-growing fan base. Jim won “Artist of the Year” and “Song of the Year” at the first “Honors and Awards Show” held by the Americana Music Association in 2002. Subsequently, he has hosted this same show for the last seven years.

He is among Nashville’s “A” list of songwriters, with songs recorded by artists such as: Patty Loveless, George Jones, The Dixie Chicks, Solomon Burke, Mark Chesnutt, Dave Edmunds, John Mayall, Kathy Mattea, Lee Ann Womack, Gary Allan, Blake Shelton. Vince Gill, and George Strait. He also contributed several songs to the successful soundtrack of the George Strait film, “Pure Country.” Not content to just write hits for the stars, he’s toured with the likes of Lucinda Williams, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Rhonda Vincent and Elvis Costello, among others.

Jim’s musical influences include the legendary Dr. Ralph Stanley and George Jones. These influences and his unique sense of melody and lyric help forge a sound that is truly his own.