Jamey Johnson, Buddy Cannon and Scotty Emerick will kick off fundraising efforts for The Pen Fund with a hometown show on Wednesday, July 29 at 3rd and Lindsley (818 3rd Avenue South). Dubbed Songwriters 4 Songwriters, the event will benefit songwriters with Pancreatic cancer. TPF supports disease awareness and furthers cutting-edge breakthroughs in research and development for early detection and treatment. Tickets are $20 online and $25 day of show; the doors open at 6 p.m. and the music starts at 7:30. For those who cannot attend the show, donations can be made directly to The Pen Fund at www.thepenfund.org or by logging on to your PayPal Account.
The three performers were all friends of Hank’s. Jamey Johnson, a Platinum-selling singer/songwriter from Alabama found fame with his 2008 CD release THAT LONESOME SONG. The disc’s first single, “In Color,” earned Johnson the CMA Song of the Year in 2009 and launched a career that has gained the talented artist universal recognition. In 2012, Jamey released the Buddy Cannon-produced LIVIN’ FOR A SONG: A TRIBUTE TO HANK COCHRAN to critical and commercial success. In addition to writing his own hits, Johnson has co-written singles for Trace Adkins, George Strait, James Otto, Joe Nichols and Jessie James.
As any fan of the singer/songwriter genre knows, surprises are the norm. ”
We could see a few friends drop by,” hints Booth Calder Cochran (co-founder of TPF and Hank’s daughter). “I think it’ll be a fun night and it’s for a great cause. That usually brings the folks out.”
The family of Country Music Hall of Fame member and award-winning singer/songwriter Hank Cochran launched The Pen Fund in conjunction with the Nashville-based non-profit organization, The Nikki Mitchell Foundation, in Hank’s honor.
For more information on The Pen Fund, visit www.hankcochran.com orwww.facebook.com/ThePenFund.