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Luke Bryan Event Honors His Late Siblings

Luke Bryan will head to his home state of Georgia to host his first-ever charity songwriter concert and silent auction on October 5. The event, in honor of his late brother and sister, Chris Bryan and Kelly Bryan Cheshire, will benefit the Lee Branch YMCA in Bryan’s hometown of Leesburg.

Luke’s older brother Chris was killed in an auto accident just after Luke’s high school graduation in 1996, on the same day Luke was scheduled to leave home to move to Nashville. His sister Kelly died in 2007 at age 39.

“Since Chris’ death I’ve been waiting for the right charity event to do, and now with Kelly’s passing, this event seemed like the perfect fit,” says Luke. “It is something I can do that will honor them and at the same time benefit the people in my hometown, which is what I know Chris and Kelly would have wanted.”

In addition to Bryan, whose success as a songwriter has included Billy Currington‘s No. 1 hit, ‘Good Directions,’ and his own Top 5, ‘All My Friends Say’ and the current hit ‘Country Man,’ other writers who have volunteered to appear at the event will include Dallas Davidson (‘Put A Girl In It’ and ‘Honky Tonk Badonkadonk’), Jim McCormick (‘We Rode in Trucks’ and ‘Louisiana’), Jason Matthews (‘Must Be Doin’ Something Right’), Jeff Stevens (‘Carried Away’ and ‘Back When’) and Philip White (‘I’m Movin’ On’ and ‘I’m A Survivor’).

Dierks Bentley, Carrie Underwood, Rodney Atkins, Kenny Rogers, Brooks & Dunn, and Montgomery Gentry are among the artists who have contributed items for the silent auction.

The Lee Branch YMCA is a volunteer-driven, charitable, nonprofit organization, providing family and child-care programs, positive youth development and health, fitness, and wellness programs and services.

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