February’s Lyrics for Lyric Show to be Hosted By Stylist/Musician, Mark Newton & Feature Grammy Winning Country Star, Billy Yates
Nashville, TN – February 12, 2011 – The Nashville Music Guide Magazine and the Famed, Picks Nashville is proud to announce February 23rd Lyrics for Lyric show, hosted by Award Winning, Stylist/ Musician, Mark Newton will be headlined by Grammy winning Country Star, Billy Yates and have a pre-show jam packed with hit song writers.
On July 28th, 2009, at ten months old, Lyric Alana Frizzell, daughter of Crystal and Artist to the Stars, Corey Frizzell was diagnosed with an aggressive, rare form of Leukemia and was just hours from losing her life. Not only was it a parent’s worst nightmare to hear the dreaded words “Cancer”, but to soon find out that Lyric is the only documented case in history to have her form of Leukemia was unfathomable. She has endured six months of chemo, deadly infections and months of seclusion from family and friends in a protected, filtrated wing of the hospital for immune suppressed patients at the Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, Myelosuppression Unit.
Lyric is now celebrating being declared in a partial remission from the Leukemia but frequents the Vanderbilt Cancer Clinic monthly and will continue to do so for the next four years to monitor her immune system and blood counts. If she can avoid a relapse during this period, having the greatest chance for one during the next year, she will be declared in full remission.
Songwriters appearing throughout the night will be Bryant Meltzer, Cowboy Slim, Emmett Grayson McCarthy, Jamie Saylor, Joe Eskridge, Ray Parton, Gibson & Melletti Band, Sam Cooper, Chris Gantry, Lisa Carver, Amanda Martin, Jimbeau Hinson, Chuck Cannon, James Lann, Joe Kent, Michael Huffman, Buddy Brock, Tommy Barnes, Anika Dartsch, Kelly Murray and Tamara Ray Fosdick. A portion of the nights proceeds will be donated to the Lyric Frizzell Fund, to offset the costs incurred during the two year olds cancer treatment at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
After years of performing on a Sunday morning radio show with his parents, Billy Yates later worked 7 to midnight as a disc jockey at that same Missouri station. He would later go on to write the CMA Award's "Vocal Event of the Year" for George Jones and "I Don't Need Your Rockin' Chair", which garnered a Grammy nomination. Billy has forty-plus songs recorded by the likes of George Strait, Kenny Chesney, Sara Evans, Joe Nichols, Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, John Michael Montgomery, Joe Diffie, Daryle Singletary, Ricochet, Ricky Van Shelton, David Allan Coe, and George Jones and written and sung national jingles for companies including Chevy Trucks, Ford Trucks, Pepsi-Cola, Heinz 57, Slick 50, and Kellogg's. His peers have awarded him multiple NSAI awards for his songwriting abilities and he is currently recording for his own, M.O.D. Record Label in Nashville, Tennessee and playing to sold-out crowds all over Europe.
For those that can't make it in person, the show will be broadcast live on Nixa Country Radio at www.nixacountry.com. Secure online donations can also be made at the following websites, www.lyricfrizzell.com and www.picksnashville.com
February 23rd, Doors open at 5pm, No cover charge, 1407 Division St., Nashville, TN 37203. For more information on Lyric Frizzell, Nashville Music Guide Magazine, Picks Nashville or Billy Yates, please visit the following websites www.lyricfrizzell.com, www.marknewtonband.com, www.nashvillemusicguide.com, www.picksnashville.com and www.billyyates.com
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