The eighth installment of the Lyrics for Lyric benefit concert series took place on July 26th at Roosters Texas Style BBQ and Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennessee in front of a packed house. Each month the show is filled with some of today’s most talented and established artists from Nashville, representing different genres within the music industry. Proceeds from the show go to benefit the Lyric Frizzell Cancer Foundation. At only ten months old, Lyric Frizzell was diagnosed with a rare, aggressive form of leukemia. The Foundation helps to defray costs related to cancer treatments and expenses of children fighting cancer.
Featured in the July show was Bo Bice, Ken Mellons, and Dean Miller, among others. The show kicked off with Bedhed and Blondy performing their own distinctive style of Americana/Folk/Alt-Country. They were followed by Tommy Barnes, known for writing #1 hits for Hank Williams, Jr., Little Texas, and Tim McGraw. Also on the stage with Tommy Barnes was Bryan Simpson, John Austin McDaniel, and Dean Miller. A terrific blend of voices, smooth melodies, and soulful rhythm made for a great round of music.
The featured round of the evening came when Ken Mellons, Bo Bice, and Chris Caskey took the stage. Ken Mellons, the “Juke Box Junkie”, set the tone with his smooth baritone. Bo Bice, American Idol Runner-Up to Carrie Underwood, rocked the stage and displayed masterful guitar licks. Chris Caskey rounded out the set with his original melodies, and a beautiful rendition of his single, “God’s Pocket.” One of the night’s highlights came when Ken began singing the Lefty Frizzell tune “I Never Go Around Mirrors.” Chris joined in to sing a verse, and Bo added guitar and harmony, bringing the crowd to their feet afterward.
Lyrics for Lyric is scheduled monthly, with the next installment coming August 23rd. Stay tuned for more updates each month from this popular show and benefit.
Article and photos submitted by Alane Anno of Alane Anno Photography.