Nashville Music Guide Magazine and Picks Nashville, a historic Music Row venue located at 1407 Division St., Nashville TN, 37203, will present Mark Newton’s Lyrics for Lyric show, February 23rd, featuring Country Star and Legendary songwriter, Billy Yates, to raise awarness about and benefit Lyric Alana Frizzell, a two year old battling Leukemia.
The February’s show will be jam packed with Nashville talent, showcasing a pre show of rising songwriters in the round starting at 6pm, hit songwriters beginning at 8pm and culminating as Country Star, Billy Yates, writer of hits like “I Don’t Need Your Rocking Chair” and “Choices” for the legendary George Jones, performs a selection of his hits which are too numerous to mention. The February benefit will also mark the addition of award winning Bluegrass Artist, Mark Newton as MC.
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.
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 and a half, she will be declared in full remission.