Songwriters’ benefit a big success

Performers pictured during the recent Songwriter Benefit Concert for Corey Buckner are (from left) Jason Matthews, Bonner Black, Ron Hackett and Greg Mitchell. Nearly $4,500 was raised during the evening to aid Buckner, a local cancer patient.

Performers pictured during the recent Songwriter Benefit Concert for Corey Buckner are (from left) Jason Matthews, Bonner Black, Ron Hackett and Greg Mitchell. Nearly $4,500 was raised during the evening to aid Buckner, a local cancer patient.

“I couldn’t have scripted it better.” That’s how Greg Mitchell describes the Songwriter Benefit for Corey Buckner that he and Ron Hackett emceed last weekend at the courthouse bandstand.

It was a perfect first day of fall, the town showed up, the crowd was great, and instead of the $2,000 goal being reached, Corey’s friends contributed nearly $4,500 in cash and several hundred dollars worth of goods and services.

“I really want to thank my partner, Ron Hackett, owner of H-Stac Web and Software Solutions, The Red Caboose of Elkmont, Ala., for providing the 28-foot travel trailer for the performers, the First Baptist Church and Youth Group and Jim and Joe Young of WYTM/WEKR radio station,” said Mitchell, “and, of course, we couldn’t have pulled it off without my friends and fellow songwriters Jason Matthews and Bonner Black both of whom donated portions of their merchandise sales to Corey.” 

Between performing for the first time on stage with a pro songwriter, being part of a successful benefit for a good friend and finding out that he had landed his first cut on a CD release slated for early 2014, Mitchell thinks it has been a great couple of weeks.

Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm