|Nashville – Country music star Darryl Worley is set to hold his second songwriter event this year, "Hitmakers & Harleys," to benefit his Darryl Worley Foundation.
Joining Worley at the Bumpus Harley-Davidson on July 13 will be hit songwriters Walt Aldridge, Jim "Moose" Brown and Steve Leslie.
"This is a fun event, because it give folks who don't normally see songwriters perform their hits the chance to hear stories behind the songs and hear them performed as they were originally written," Worley said. "If it's anything like the others we've done, there'll be as much laughing going on as music."
Aldridge has produced, engineered or been a musician for everyone from Peter Cetera and Dobie Gray to Martina McBride and Jo Dee Messina. Hits written or co-written by him include Heartland's "I Loved Her First," Ronnie Milsap's "No Getting' Over Me" and Ricky Van Shelton's smash "Crime of Passion."
Brown is best known for his Grammy Award-winning song "It's Five O'clock Somewhere," which was recorded by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett. He also co-produced Darryl's upcoming album Sounds Like Life, which drops June 9.
Leslie is proud to have his name attached to no less than 20 Worley songs including "Second Wind," "Back Where I Belong," "Tennessee River Run" and more. He has also had songs cut by the likes of Kenny Rogers, George Strait, Neal McCoy, Rhonda Vincent and Mark Chesnutt.
Tickets for the event are very limited. Tables in the Golden Circle Seating area are $1,500 and include dinner, drinks and a meet and greet with the songwriters. Corporate Tables include dinner and drinks are $900, and individual seating for dinner only is $75 per person. Reservations must be made by calling 615-849-8025 or at www.darrylworley.com.
Doors for the event, which is located at 2250 Broad Street in Murfreesboro, open at 6:30 p.m., and the show begins at 7 p.m.
A live auction will include such items as a Les Paul Guitar signed by all of the songwriters, a football autographed by Tennessee Titans quarterback Kerry Collins and limited-edition Harley-Davidson items.
This is the fourth such songwriter event he has held for his Darryl Worley Foundation. Last month's "Hitmakers on the Harbor" on Pickwick Lake raised over $12,000. The next event is scheduled at Bumpus Harley-Davidson's Jackson location July 21. The final event will take place during Worley’s Tennessee River Run on Thursday, Sept. 10
Darryl is currently touring in support of his new hit single, "Sounds Like Life To Me." His new Stroudavarious Records album, Sounds Like Life, is in stores now. Stroudavarious and Country Crossing are a division of Ronnie Gilley Entertainment.
The Darryl Worley Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) 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. In addition, the Darryl Worley Foundation, Inc. helps fund and support the newly created Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center.