Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Night Ranger? Part of the Worley weekend 9/11/09

Nashville, Tennessee...) -- July 15, 2009 -- Organizers of Darryl Worley's 8th Annual Tennessee River Run have announced the hard rocking band Night Ranger will headline the event's rock concert in downtown Savannah, Tennessee on Friday, September 11, 2009. Rockers Soul Gravy and Littlefield will open the show Friday night. In
addition to Worley, the September 12th country concert on scenic Pickwick Lake outside Savannah, will include Craig Morgan, new duo Caitlin & Will and Jonathan Singleton & The Grove. The Gospel concert and community picnic on Sunday, September 13th will feature Richie McDonald and Jason Crabb.

Hailing from the San Francisco Bay area, five kids joined forces in the early 80s to form Night Ranger. The band both epitomized and transcended the sound and style of that decade. Early on, their sing-along rock songs and good looks packed clubs and theaters and soon lead to opening slots with major artists. It wasn't long before they were headlining their own arena shows cranking out songs like "Don't Tell Me You Love Me," "Sister Christian," "(You Can Still) Rock In America" and others. Night Ranger left an indelible mark on the music world selling over 16 million albums worldwide.

Craig Morgan has become one of country music's most beloved performers with a string of hits that includes "Redneck Yacht Club," "Almost Home" and "Tough." His honesty, humility and work ethic stand out as strongly as his talent. As Music Row's Bob Oermann wrote, "Craig Morgan is country music's champion of the Everyman—a loyal husband and father, unblushingly sentimental, tough enough to kick your butt if you cross him, and the kind of friend everyone would like to have."

A year ago, Caitlin & Will were complete strangers. Now, these winners of CMT's first season of "Can You Duet" have taken an unlikely pairing on a music reality show and crafted an album with the kind of artistry and professionalism that usually comes after years of performing together. With the release of their self-titled digital EP, Caitlin & Will are quickly distinguishing themselves as a strong force in country music as their debut single "Address in the Stars" hits the Top 40.

Jonathan Singleton is a native of Jackson, Tennessee. His gritty guitars and blues-saturated vocal attack draw heavily from the American center of soul, while the stories and lyrical craft are pure Music City. He and his band The Grove provide a potent mix, one born of a searching musical spirit.

Richie McDonald has long been one of music's most accomplished and wide-ranging talents. Recognized as one of country's best singers, he was the face and voice of Lonestar, ranked among the genre's preeminent groups. A polished and engaging entertainer, he was the focal point of the group's storied touring career. As one of the industry's most successful songwriters, he has penned some of the era's most memorable songs and earned a mantle full of awards and nominations. Now, with the release of "Six-Foot Teddybear," he launches his much-anticipated solo career and demonstrates that he is just now hitting stride.

Jason Crabb, longtime powerhouse lead vocalist for The Crabb Family, has performed at Carnegie Hall, become a 'fan favorite' at the Grand Ole Opry, appeared regularly on the Gaither Homecoming Series videos, and was honored to sing for the Rev. Billy Graham's farewell crusade in New York City. His voice has echoed in churches great and small at home in the U.S. and around the world. The Grammy nominated, 10-time Dove Award winner, recently released an eclectic, 12-track collection of authentic, lyrically rich songs delivered by one of the finest voices of his generation.

"The Run," as it is affectionately known in the Savannah area, will kick off with a fish fry and songwriter night on Thursday, September 10, 2009. In addition to the three concerts, fans can participate in a golf tournament, children's fishing tournament, boat and motorcycle poker runs, a 5K run and more.

Individual ticket prices for the concerts range from $10.00 to $35.00, and the golf tournament, boat poker run, 5K run, motorcycle poker run require a separate registration fee vary for each event. VIP ticket packages are also available. Fans can purchase tickets, register for events and obtain additional details now by visiting www.darrylworley.com and clicking on the "TRR" button. Concert tickets will also be available at participating Kroger stores in Memphis, Corinth, Tupelo, Jackson and throughout West Tennessee and O'Reilly Auto Parts stores in the Savannah, Tennessee area beginning July 19, 2009.

Last year's Tennessee River Run raised an astonishing $200,000 for the Darryl Worley Foundation, and monies go toward building a cancer treatment center at the Hardin County (Tennessee) Medical Center.

Regular updates on the 8th Annual Tennessee River Run and Darryl Worley's thriving career can be found at www.DarrylWorley.com.

Darryl is currently touring in support of his new hit single, "Sounds Like Life To Me." His new Stroudavarious Records album, Sounds Like Life, hit stores June 9, 2009.

The Darryl Worley Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 public benefit corporation organized in 2002 to help serve the needs of the people of Hardin and McNairy Counties in West Tennessee and the surrounding areas of West Tennessee, Northwestern Alabama and Northeastern Mississippi. The Darryl Worley Foundation, Inc. has supported St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Ayers Children's Medical Center, Le Bonheur Children's Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The Darryl Worley Foundation, Inc. now helps fund and support the newly created Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center at the Hardin County Medical Center.

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