Thursday, November 08, 2012

Bucky Covington on the CMA red carpet (video link), and an introduction to Tristin Greer...

Bucky Covington and Ronald Jon Siarnicki, Executive Director of the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation, shared some red-carpet thoughts on fire safety (and on possible CMA Award winners) in this video posted at today--enjoy!

Bucky Covington and his twin brother Rocky Covington are celebrating their mutual birthday this evening, of course--while they're (hopefully!) out starting the weekend off early with a big bash, we wanted to take a little time to introduce you to the young man who'll make Saturday morning so meaningful.

Tristin Greer and friends (photo courtesy Help the Good Guys)

Tristin Greer is a young man of sixteen who has been battling neuroblastoma, a rare form of cancer, for the past three years.  (This week, Tristin flew to New York for emergency treatment and tests,  but with his usual determination, he's planning to return in time for Saturday's gathering before resuming treatment next week.)  His father,  Senior Firefighter Jason Greer, and the Greer family are facing catastrophic medical expenses--but this Saturday morning,  firefighters and first responders from Chattanooga and beyond, and country music fans from all over, are getting together in a big way to help.  And that, of course, is where you and I come in.

Bucky CovingtonHelp the Good Guys and the Chattanooga Firefighters Association Local 820 invite you to a pancake breakfast Saturday, 11/10 at Chattanooga Fire Station No. 1 (218 E. Main St.) between 8 and 11 am.  The morning includes a live acoustic set by Bucky, and there's also a gorgeous custom Help the Good Guys guitar to be won in a raffle--tickets available here.  The winner need not be present, but of course, it'll be a blast to actually be there!

Capt. Rick Boatwright, Jason Greer, Tristin Greer, and Mickey Milam of Help the Good Guys got together last week to discuss this weekend's big pancake breakfast.
Country music fans--and country music performers--have a long and rich tradition of giving back to those who keep our communities and our country safe and strong.  There's nothing that would be sweeter than having a huge overflow crowd for Saturday's tasty breakfast bash--and if you ever wanted to enjoy Bucky and his music in a truly unique setting and say "hi" to him up close, now's your chance!  If you can't make it to Chattanooga #1  (I feel your pain--I'll be "there in spirit" too), you can still help out with a donation by mail:

c/o Jason Greer
PO Box 24683
Chattanooga, TN 37422

We've said it before, and we'll say it again louder than ever:  "Pack the house, y'all!"