Wednesday, September 10, 2008
– Luke Bryan will head home to Georgia to host his first charity songwriter's event on Oct. 5. The event, in honor of his late brother and sister Chris Bryan and Kelly Bryan Cheshire, will benefit the Lee Branch YMCA of Leesburg, Ga.
Since Chris' death, I've been waiting for the right charity event to do, and now with Kelly's passing, this event seemed like the perfect fit, said Bryan. It is something I can do that will honor them and, at the same time, benefit the people in my hometown which is what I know Chris and Kelly would have wanted.
In addition to Bryan, who has co-written the number one single Good Directions, his own top five All My Friends Say and current hit Country Man, the songwriters who have volunteered their time are Dallas Davidson (Put A Girl In It and Honky Tonk Badonkadonk), Jim McCormick (We Rode In Trucks and Louisiana), Jason Matthews (Must Be Doin' Something Right and Breakdown Here), Jeff Stevens (Carried Away and Back When), and Philip White (I'm Movin' On and I'm A Survivor).
In addition to the concert, there will be a silent auction with all proceeds going to the Lee Branch YMCA. Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Brooks & Dunn, Montgomery Gentry and others have contributed items.