Worley’s River Run; Atkins’ Single Sales

Darryl Worley’s 9th Annual Tennessee River Run festival, held earlier this month, drew 10,000 attendees and raised $200,000 for his namesake foundation. The three-day event near Worley’s hometown of Savannah, Tennessee included a motorcyle poker run, golf tournament, songwriters round, fish fry and two star-studded concerts.

Since its inception, The Darryl Worley Foundation has distributed more than a million dollars to help those in need. The foundation is also funding the Darryl Worley Cancer Treatment Center in Savannah, scheduled to open later this year.

Next year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Tennessee River Run which will be held September 15 -17, 2011.

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Photo Credit: David Sorcher

Rodney Atkins’ current single “Farmer’s Daughter” has been moving about 20,000 downloads per week on iTunes and his new Cracker Barrel CD is a big seller at the country eateries.

The exclusive disc has four No. 1 hits, including “Farmer’s Daughter”, plus the unreleased “More Like Your Memory.” Also this week, he was announced as the honorary host of the 4th annual “Music City Songwriting Competition” by The Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB).

Atkins has tour dates scheduled for the next few weeks and will spend the fall in the studio working on his next release for Curb Records.

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