August 22, 2019

That time we had so much fun helping our Veterans.

We held our second annual Songwriters For Vets this past weekend....and it was a doozy!
The Coach came up with this idea to raise funds for our good friends foundation that she started for her late husband; it's paying off in spades. Kevin is proud.
Do people still say that? Why do I need multiple spades?
Every ticket was sold.
It's a three hour show with the songwriters 'Blue Bird Cafe' style. They talk about the songs they've written that are now big hits and then perform them. I can no longer hear Zac Brown singing some of his songs....I only hear the writers now. Same for songs on the radio by Luke Combs, Chris Young and Lee Brice.

Last year Lindsay was in New Zealand and Lolo came with us. This year Lolo is in VA and Lindsay came with well as Lolo's Nathan and Coach's parents and just about every friend we have because our friends love the same stuff that we do. Doing good. And good music. 

Next to Linds I look like an average sized person.
Next to Django Walker and Patrick Davis, I look like a toddler. 

The whole famalamadingdong

The faces!!
I didn't take any real pictures this night, but at least I got my MIL and FIL into one of these this time. 
It was such a great night raising funds for wounded veterans who deserve so much for what they've sacrificed for us.

We had a surprise guest this time and I thought some people might have lost their minds with excitement. We were blessed with the one and only Edwin McCain. The next time the Coach and I get married Edwin is gonna sing this song to us. This was our second time meeting him, and he couldn't have been a sweeter human.

Actually all of the songwriters/performers were sweethearts. It was such a fun and positve night for all involved.
It was a lot of planning and footwork, but well worth it.


  1. Wow! This is very cool. I blame the am radio in my folks' '76 Chevy Impala station wagon for my complete lack of music knowledge but even I recognize Edwin McCain. Holy cow! My Coach plans to work as a physical therapist at a VA hospital when he retires because he thinks they deserve great care and don't always get it. Implied: he is an amazing PT, and well- he realky is. Patients flock from miles away to get on his schedule. OK, done bragging.

    Awesome job- I can only imagine what an undertaking that is.

  2. What a fun way to help some great people! I know it must have been a lot of work to organize this, but it was well worth it all. WELL DONE!!!

  3. What a great cause and lots of fun. I LOVE the pictures. Thanks for all you guys do; I know it's lots of work. Love the video. xoxo

  4. What a great cause! Edwin McCain actually performed in my town a few months back at a small venue/bar. We were not able to go though.

  5. I must admit I did not know of Edwin McCain, but I loved the song. What a great thing you are doing. I'm glad it is so successful.

  6. What a great way to spread some love and some good! Love seeing you happy with your fam!


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