The Nashville songwriting community will support Kacey Jones, a songwriter battling stage-3 colorectal cancer, with an fundraising event at Douglas Corner Café on Feb. 5. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Jones, a professional singer/songwriter/musician, and a contestant last year on America’s Got Talent, was diagnosed in January 2014.
“I was told my ‘only hope’ was a protocol of chemo and radiation five days a week, followed by an extremely radical surgery, followed by six more months of chemo. That scared the heck out of me. I’m not afraid of dying, but I have a healthy fear of being poisoned, burned, and butchered,” Jones said.
Since then, Jones sought alternative treatments from licensed doctors as well as holistic and homeopathic doctors and, thus far, her cancer has not metastasized. However, her alternative treatments and therapies are not covered by insurance.
“I’m not cancer-free yet, but I believe I will be if I can just stay on this wellness path that I began nearly two years ago,” Jones said.
Songwriters scheduled to perform include Kent Blazy, Alan Rhody, Cory Batten, Rafe Van Hoy, Roger Cook and Wood Newton, as well as Doug Gill, Jim Parker, Lynn Langham, Jim Sales, and Jonmark Stone.
Jones is also expected to play a few original tunes, including “Donald Trump’s Hair,” which is currently enjoying nationwide airplay on stations such as news-talk outlet KABC Radio Los Angeles and 650 AM WSM in Nashville.
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