TUSCUMBIA-Country music superstar Darryl Worley and his buddy Billy Lawson are teaming
up for a Veterans Day concert at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame in
The Monday Nov. 11 concert will raise money to send military veterans to
Washington, D.C. The concert, which is being organized by the City of
Tuscumbia, is the brainchild of Mayor Kerry Underwood.
The concert starts at 6 p.m. Pre-concert activities begin at 4:30 p.m. A
fireworks show will follow the concert. Admission is $20. Tickets are
available at eventbrite.com and at the gate on the day of the concert.
The trips to Washington will be administered by Honor Flight Network, a
non-profit organization that assists veterans. The group focuses on helping
World War II and disabled veterans visit military monuments in the
Washington, D.C. area.
Underwood said he came up with the idea for the concert while visiting
Washington and seeing a group of elderly veterans touring military monuments
during an Honor Flight event.
“There were people lined up in a victory line for the veterans, who were in
wheelchairs,” Underwood said. “As the veterans were pushed through the
victory line, everyone was cheering for them and hugging them and thanking
them for their service. It was very touching. I immediately thought I have
to do something to help this organization.”
Underwood said the concert is going to be awesome. “It’s going to be fun and
a great way to honor and help our veterans.”
Worley, whose hits include “Have You Forgotten”, “I Miss My Friend” and
“Awful, Beautiful Life” is a UNA graduate. Lawson, owner of Wishbone Studios
in Muscle Shoals, has written numerous hit songs, including “I Left
Something Turned on At Home” by Trace Atkins and “Learning as You Go” by
Concert goers should take a lawn chair or a blanket. Concessions will be
available. Underwood plans to make the Veterans Day concerts an annual event
For more details about the concert call Colbert County Tourism and
Convention Bureau at 256-383-0783.