February 28, 2011, Red Rooster Bar & Music Hall
(Nashville, Tenn. – Feb. 16, 2011) On Monday, February 28, country acts Restless Heart, Steve Holy, Ty Herndon, Bo Bice and Jeff Bates will come together to headline a night of music honoring well-known songwriter Todd Cerney, recently diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma.
Todd is a Grammy-nominated songwriter best known for his hits “I’ll Still Be Loving You” by Restless Heart, “Good Morning Beautiful” by Steve Holy, and “No Mercy” by Ty Herndon.
The event will kick off with a series of songwriter rounds featuring Rivers Rutherford, Fred Knobloch, Rich Fagan, Pete Huttlinger, Lisa Carver, Wood Newton, Trevor Finlay, Doug Gill, Lynn Langham and Jim Parker, followed by performances from Buzz Cason and Mac Gayden (“Everlasting Love”), Casey Kelly and Leslie Ellis, Bill Lloyd, and Thom Shepherd & the Nashville Hit Songwriters Band. Special guest Peter Noone of Herman’s Hermits will join Restless Heart onstage to sing his 1967 classic, “A Kind of a Hush.” Also reuniting especially for this fundraiser will be Nashville cult favorite The Piggys, a legendary Nashville rock band that hasn’t played live together in more than 25 years.
There will be a Silent Auction at the event with numerous items for bidding, including Todd’s own handwritten, personally-autographed lyric sheets for his two biggest hits, “I’ll Still Be Loving You” and “Good Morning Beautiful.”
The Todd Cerney Benefit Concert will be held Monday, February 28 at the Red Rooster Bar & Music Hall located at 1530 Demonbreun Street, just off Music Row’s Roundabout. There is plenty of free parking across the street. Doors open at 6 pm, and music starts at 6:30 pm. Admission is $15 at the door, and all proceeds from the event will go toward the mounting medical bills for Todd’s illness.
Donations may be made at any time to the Friends of Todd Cerney account through Regions Bank in Nashville. For branch locations, click: http://www.regions.com/locator.rf
Donations by check may also be made through Nashville Songwriters Association.
To do so, please make payable to “The Friends Of Todd Cerney Account” and mail to:
Attn: Jennifer Turnbow
1710 Roy Acuff Place
Nashville, TN 37203
(Note: all such checks will be deposited to “The Friends Of Todd Cerney Account.”)