Wednesday, February 16, 2011

If You're in Nashville, Please Consider This Great Line-up for Feb. 28

From Billboard Magazine, this article about a benefit from my neighbor, Todd Cerny:


When songwriter Todd Cerney performed at Puckett’s Downtown in Nashville
on Feb. 11, he was overcome with pain and cut the appearance short, telling the
crowd it was likely his last live performance ever. Cerney, best-known for writing 
Restless Heart’s “I’ll Still Be Loving You” and Steve Holy’s “Good Morning Beautiful,” 
suffered a seizure Nov. 7 and was subsequently diagnosed with stage IV melanoma.

Restless Heart and Holy are just two of a long list of performers planning a
Feb. 28 benefit for Cerney at Nashville’s Red Rooster Bar & Music Hall. Ty Hern -
don, Bo Bice, Jeff Bates and Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits are on tap, along
with songwriters Wood Newton (“Bobbie Sue”), Rivers Rutherford (“When I
Get Where I’m Going”), Thom Shepherd (“Redneck Yacht Club”), Lisa Carver
(“Everyday America”), Richard Fagan (“Be My Baby Tonight”) and Casey Kelly
(“The Cowboy Rides Away”), among others.

The event will also mark a reunion of the Piggys, a rock band that had a sig-
nificant following on Nashville’s club circuit in the 1980s. The group hasn’t per-
formed in 25 years.

Admission for the 6:30 p.m. show at the Red Rooster, located at 1530 Demon-
breun St., is $15. Donations are also being accepted through the Friends of Todd
Cerney account at Regions Bank, 1600 Division St., Nashville, TN 37212. For
more information, contact Cerney’s wife, Kip Kirby, here.

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