REVIEW: James Otto Playin' For A Promise

The 1st Annual Playin' For A Promise concert took place on Tuesday, April 27th featuring James Otto and other special guests at Loser's Bar and Grill in support of The Playin' for a Promise Fund. Loser's house band "Hotel Coral Essex Band" opened the show with original songs and many cover tunes. They brought on stage Deryl Dodd to perform "That's How I Got To Memphis".

Brinley Addington did a very country set and dedicated their last song to Hunter Tucker; stating it was his favorite song titled "Watchin' You"

The line up also included special guest performers including members of Lynryd Skynyrd, Aaron Lewis from Staind who is in Nashville recording for his new album he had heard about the benefit and asked if he could be a part of it. Aaron sang his new song "A Country Boy is All I'll Ever Be" and also sang "It's Been Awhile". Also performing was Josh Hoge as well as Brasher Boque Project who sang "I Might Be Lonely" and "Outlaw".

James Otto got the crowd going with several upbeat songs including "Shake What God Gave You" and the Bob Seger hit song "Night Moves". He also did "No Gettin' Over Me" as well as his own big hit songs.

Many members of the Predators hockey team were on hand and showing support of the cause as were country artists Jake Owen and David Nail and hit songwriter Wynn Varble.

This special fundraising concert was a benefit for Hunter Drake Tucker; a 7 year old boy fighting a battle against Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia; and to honor the life of a local legend, Forrest Bernadsky, who passed away suddenly from a massive heart attack.

With the creation of the First Annual Playin' for a Promise concert, this year served as the springboard for the Playin' for a Promise Fund. A group of community minded individuals became aware of the struggles of the Tucker family as their young son has been aggressively undergoing chemotherapy to eradicate the rare blood cancer. Young Hunter Drake Tucker has a wish to go to Disney World and to be transported to the most magical place on earth for the chance to step away from his daily battle with this disease. This child's simple wish has become the driving force behind a new fund that will benefit those in need from the Middle Tennessee area.

The 1st Annual Playin' For A Promise Concert was sponsored in part by: Roberts Brothers Coaches of Springeld, TN, Harbor Entertainment of Nashville, TN, and Brantley Sound Associates.

The Playin' for a Promise Fund is volunteer driven with a mission to help the community, provide care and support both emotionally and financially to those in need across the Middle Tennessee area. The signature event, Playin' for a Promise, was created specially for Middle Tennessee with the idea to give assistance to disadvantaged individuals in the community. While most foundations tie themselves to a single event or disease, The Playin' for a Promise Fund will be supporting the community with the proceeds being distributed on a local level.

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NOTE: Photos Moments By Moser by Pam Stadel

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