Darryl Worley Ready for Annual Tennessee River Run
Darryl Worley is finalizing plans for his ninth annual Tennessee River Run, and once again, the country singer has wrangled an all-star cast to participate in the three-day event.
The weekend kicks off on Thursday, September 16, with a fish fry and songwriters round, featuring performances by Darryl, along with several of his frequent co-writers, including Wynn Varble, Jim "Moose" Brown and Phil O'Donnell. Friday, September 17 kicks off with an early morning golf tournament, followed by an evening concert by the Marshall Tucker Band.
Saturday, September 18, promises a full day of fun for people of all ages. The day's festivities include a 5K run, a kid's fishing tournament, a motorcycle poker run and an arts and crafts fair. Saturday night's concert closes out the event with performances by Lee Brice, Danny Gokey and Joe Diffie, with Darryl headlining the show.
Proceeds from the annual Tennessee River Run, held in Darryl's hometown of Savannah, Tenn., benefit the Darryl Worley Foundation, which supports several charities, including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, as well as numerous local charities near Darryl's hometown. Darryl also invites all military personnel to attend the Saturday night concert free of charge.
Darryl's current hit, 'Keep the Change' is steadily climbing the charts, even though the he admits the song's strong message about America's value system is not exactly radio-friendly. "It's probably not going to be a huge radio hit, because of the resistance to it in some places," Darryl tells The Boot. "And sometimes that's OK. One of the things that the country-music industry and radio watches very closely is how something's selling. This is the kind of song that will sell some product. People will go, 'I can't hear this on my radio station? I'll just go and buy it because I really believe in this song.' We've had it happen before ... all we're doing is asking people to just have a look at things, maybe take a good re-evaluation of where we are, and you might come up with something better than me to make this a better world, a better nation to live in."
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