If you missed November’s Lyrics for Lyric hit songwriter show, featuring Country/ Bluegrass Star, Ken Mellons then you really missed out. But you have another opportunity to catch a great show for a good cause on Wednesday December 8th when Singer/ Songwriter, Tony Boatwright, Jr. will be presenting Lyrics for Lyric, in association with Picks Nashville and Nashville Music Guide to benefit Lyric Alana Frizzell, featuring Country Star, Trent Tomlinson.
Last month’s show had Picks Nashville packed with fans, some all the way from Canada to see many of Nashville’s hit songwriters and The Jukebox Junkie, Ken Mellons. Some of the writers included Stan Webb (I'm From the Country – Tracy Byrd), Danny Wells (Check Yes or No – George Strait), Gary Hannan (Tequila Makes her Clothes Fall Off – Joe Nichols), Bernie Nelson (Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind – Confederate Railroad) and Rich Fagan (Sold – John Michael Montgomery).
The night was topped off when Ken Mellons took the spotlight with surprise guests, The Roys, two-time ICM Duo of the Year winners and sang “ I’ll Fly Away”, getting the whole crowd to join in.
Picks Nashville, Music Row’s historical club located at 1407 Division St., Nashville TN, 37203, is ready to do it again! The Decemaber 8th show will be jam packed with Nashville talent, showcasing rising songwriters in the round starting at 6pm and hit songwriters beginning at 8pm, featuring Country Star, Trent Tomlinson (One Wing In The Fire).
Songwriters appearing throughout the night will be Bryant Meltzer, Adam Fountain, Cowboy Slim, Jack Friesby, Jake Donelson, Patrick Devine, James Iann, Kevin So, Joe Hilton, David Ray, Mary Hartman, Mark Steven Jones, Joel Shewmake, Trent Jeffcoat, Pam Belford, Jill Wood, Amanda Hunt Taylor, Jennifer Adan, Dustin Evans, Arlos Smith, Aaron Goodvin, Clare Dunn, Alecia Arnall, Tamera Rey Fosdick and Heidi Raye. A portion of the nights proceeds will be donated to the Lyric Frizzell Fund, to offset the costs incurred during the two year olds cancer treatment at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
On July 28th, 2009, at ten months old, Lyric Alana Frizzell, daughter of Crystal and Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell was diagnosed with an aggressive, rare form of Leukemia and was just hours from losing her life. Not only was it a parent’s worst nightmare to hear the dreaded words “Cancer”, but to soon find out that Lyric is the only documented case in history to have her form of Leukemia was unfathomable. She has endured six months of chemo, deadly infections and months of seclusion from family and friends in a protected, filtrated wing of the hospital for immune suppressed patients at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Myelosuppression Unit.
Lyric is now celebrating being declared in a partial remission from the Leukemia but frequents the Vanderbilt Cancer Clinic monthly and will continue to do so for the next four years to monitor her immune system and blood counts. If she can avoid a relapse during this period, having the greatest chance for one during the next year and a half, she will be declared in full remission. She is, in fact, scheduled for her December checkup the day before the show on the 7th. This is always a nervous time for the Frizzell family, waiting on blood counts and hoping for the best. Please continue to keep Lyric and family in your thoughts and prayers.
Trent Tomlinson, the son of Cleveland Cavalier basket ball star, rose to fame, not as a star athelete but as a Country Star. Trent burst onto the Country Music scene after signing with Lyric Street Records with his debut album, Country Is My Rock in 2006 producing three Top 40 singles on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts including “Drunker Than Me“, “One Wing in the Fire” and “Just Might Have Her Radio On“.
Tomlinson also co-wrote “Missing Missouri” on Sara Evans' 2005 album Real Fine Place, and “Why Can't I Leave Her Alone” on George Strait's 2006 album It Just Comes Natural.
Picks Nashville formally known as the Hall of Fame Lounge, has been a long time fixture in town as a gathering place for hit song writers, music industry exec’s. Now under new ownership, Picks Nashville is teaming with some of the industries vast body of talent for a monthly series of rounds featuring country stars and hit songwriters, benefiting various causes close to the owner, Wade Johnson’s heart.