Trent Willmon Auctions Guitar for Friend in Need
Trent Willmon is auctioning off a prized Alvarez guitar he's owned for years to help raise money for the costs of cancer treatment for his dear family friend, Robin Boozer. Not only has it been Trent's main stage guitar for several years and used in his music video for 'Broken In,' he's also had the instrument signed by nearly every artist with whom he's shared a stage.
"When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, it's a wake-up call," Trent tells The Boot. "It becomes a real disease; not just something you hear about on TV. Just the magnitude of the cost of treatment is devastating, let alone the agony of the chemotherapy and the fear of what the future holds. I want to help however I can."
Country artists who have signed the guitar include Tanya Tucker, Buddy Jewell, Ray Scott, Mark Wills, Merle Haggard, Lee Roy Parnell, Jim Ed Brown, Roy Clark, David Ball, Mel Tillis, Roger Creager, Joe Ely, Red Steagall, Kevin Fowler and Robert Earl Keen, Jr. The guitar also has the signatures of rodeo stars Justin McBride, Chad Masters and Tyler Magnus, as well as actors Barry Corbin, Joaquin Jackson (Texas Ranger) and Bill Hart.
The guitar auction is taking place on eBay through April 17. Additional donations can be made by going to any Wachovia Bank and asking to make a donation to the Robin K. Boozer Assistance Fund ending in 6395. If mailing your donation, checks may be sent to Robin K. Boozer Assistance Fund, 8900 Hazelhurst Drive, Austin, Texas 78729.