Songs For The Cure packed the house with an amazing list of performers and standing room only crowd at The Listening Room Cafe in Nashville on Tuesday July 14th. Performers included over 21 top notch song writers and performers such as:

Brian White & Pete Sallis-"I've Been Watching You”
Arlos Smith -"Mayberry"
Danny Wells -"Check Yes Or No","Write This Down
Wynn Varble - "Waiting On A Woman","Have You Forgotten"
Julie Roberts - "I Don't wanna Break Down Here"
Kent Blazy -"If Tomorrow Never Comes"
Cory Batten - "She Wouldn't Be Gone"
Aaron Benward - “Good Little Girls”
Brian McComas -"99.9% Sure (I've Never Been Here Before)”
Travis Howard -"Famous In A Small Town"
(pictured is Julie Roberts and her niece)

Also performing were special guests such as Lisa Hentrich (wife of TN Titans Craig Hentrich who has song cuts with Richie McDonald and Chris Cagle) and cancer survivor Jamie White as well as Chris Compton (who’s wife had cancer and is mentioned on the special CD available through SFTC). The list goes on and on with the many amazing artists, musicians and members of the music industry who were willing to donate their time and talents to a heartfelt evening.

The purpose of this special event was to raise funds for The Tug McGraw Foundation. Songs For The Cure organizes events and puts on shows in the fight against cancer as well as create awareness that others are available to reach out into the community by visiting hospitals, individuals and being a friend to those in need of a shoulder when going through this difficult time. The focus is "hope and healing" where people can share, make new friends and be inspired. Several people were in attendance at the show who have been touched by the efforts of Songs For The Cure providing inspiration to others and to show appreciation for the efforts of those involved.Funds are raised by donations at the door and sales of a special CD called "SONGS OF HOPE,STORIES OF COURAGE" which is available for purchase at All proceeds of the CD go to The American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
(Above: L - R Pam Stadel [Current Cancer Patient] Nile Peaytt Event Chairman and Jennifer Hawkins [Current Cancer Patient])

Special thanks to all of those involved who donated time and their talent, including Becca Wall for hosting the event, as well as Angela Hicks/R3 Therapy for donating massages on site, Digital Rodeo for the video and Werthan Granite for making the evening possible by sponsoring the event. A guitar autographed by each of the artists who participated was given away at the end of the evening and won by Vickie Vaughn.

Plans are already under way for the next event, which is planned for fall of 2009. Anyone who wants more information on this event or has questions on how they can help or is looking for support can visit SONGS FOR THE CURE is about giving hope and changing lives one song at a time. For additional information contact Nile "Big Daddy" Peaytt at

A streaming video of the performances can be seen on Digital Rodeo at

Photos of the SONGS FOR THE CURE An Evening With The Hitmakers can be viewed at

1 comment:

A "cheery" disposition said...

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