BMI’s Thursday Throwdown
During the 2011 Americana Music Festival and Conference, BMI gave roots music lovers a reason to rise and shine with Kenny Vaughan and Phil Hummer & the White Falcons playing sets on Thursday morning, the second day of the festival. Vaughan, a longtime member of Marty Stuart’s band the Fabulous Superlatives, just released his debut solo album, V, on Sugar Hill Records. (L-R): BMI’s Clay Bradley; Phil Hummer; Ray Doll Hummer; Kenny Vaughan; Matthew Paige of Phil Hummer & the White Falcons and Blackfoot Gypsies; and BMI’s Jody Williams and Kay Clary.
Rascal Flatts Perform at “Warrior Open” Golf Event
Earlier in October, Rascal Flatts participated in the “Bush Center Warrior Open” golf tournament in Dallas, Texas, a special 2-day golf event held by former President George W. Bush for soldiers who had been severely wounded during their tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. At President Bush’s request, Gary, Jay and Joe Don were the surprise musical performers for the tourney’s banquet held on the first evening and the following morning they sang the National Anthem and met with some of the warriors on the golf course. (L-R): Joe Don Rooney, Jay DeMarcus, President George W. Bush, Gary Levox and Pro Golfer Ben Crendshaw.
LoCash Cowboys Welcome Home 116th Batallion
LoCash Cowboys’ Chris Lucas and Preston Brust helped the Idaho Falls, Idaho community welcome home the 116th National Guard unit Tuesday night (10/18) at Melaleuca Field. Returning soldiers were treated to a meal, welcome home bags and then a high-energy performance by the duo. (L-R): General Alan Gayhart, Brust, Idaho Governor Butch Otter, Lucas and Captain Eric Sharp.