Once again Covenant Health Foundation is bringing to the Cactus Theater
its annual fundraising event Storytellers, now in its 15th year. The benefit is scheduled at 7 p.m. April 9 at the Cactus, 1812 Buddy
Holly Ave., with a 6 p.m. pre-party at McPherson Cellars and 10 p.m. after-party
at Tornado Alley.
This year’s featured songwriters are Leslie Satcher, Marv Green and
Danny Myrick and will be hosted by Jay Boy Adams. Gregg and Jenny Turner
are chairing the event with Brett and Ginger McDowell supporting as vice chairs.
Proceeds this year provide support for a newly developed pediatric transport
team that will bring Covenant Children’s pediatric expertise to
the region, and enable the seamless and safe transport of pediatric patients
to Children’s from outlying facilities.
“Life-saving equipment is essential for safe care of infants and
children in any situation, but even more important for stabilization and
transfer to our children’s hospital,” said Marguerite Fallon,
vice president for Patient Care Services and Nursing at Covenant Women’s
and Children’s. “The purchase of a state-of-the-art ventilator
will provide the critically ill child or infant with a secure airway during
transfer. This piece of equipment can be used on the smallest infant to
The monitor/defibrillator will allow the transport nurse to receive real-time
vital signs and can be used for any arrest situation while transporting.
The purchase of this equipment allows the nurses of the Pediatric Transport
team to provide the best care of patients being transported throughout
the region. This equipment not only benefits the patient, but gives the
patient’s family reassurance that they are being taken care of with
dependable, quality equipment.
About the Storytellers
Marv Green, a Southern California native, moved to Nashville in March 1993. Within
six months, Green’s songwriting caught the attention of producer
Scott Hendricks, who signed Green to a publishing deal with Big Tractor
and Warner Chappell music. He is still published by Warner Chappell. Artists
who have recorded his songs include: George Strait, Merle Haggard, Willie
Nelson, Reba, Jewel, Eric Church, Dierks Bentley, Lonestar, Faith Hill,
Brooks And Dunn, Tim McGraw, Kenny Chesney, Carrie Underwood, Bon Jovi,
Jason Aldean, Chris Young, Dustin Lynch, Jo Dee Messina, Lee Ann Womack,
Sara Evans, Martina McBride, Jessica Andrews, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley,
Rodney Atkins, Billy Currington, Danny Gokey and Joe Diffie.
A little bit muddy-water Mississippi, a little bit California beach bum,
Danny Myrick grew up playing, singing and writing for his family gospel band while
being consumed with 70’s FM radio. He achieved his first #1 gospel
song as a writer at age 17 before moving to Nashville and spending the
90’s singing lead in country rock band, Western Flyer. After Western
Flyer disbanded, Myrick’s vocal talent lead to singing hundreds
of songwriter demos as well as adding background vocals to numerous albums
by the likes of Blake Shelton, Montgomery Gentry and Keith Anderson, before
focusing on his passion for writing songs. As a writer, Myrick’s
musical diversity has led to cuts by artists ranging from Gloriana to
Joe Cocker, and he has celebrated numerous hit songs, including Craig
Morgan’s “International Harvester,” Tim McGraw’s
“Truck Yeah,” and 2009’s most-played country song, “She’s
Country” by Jason Aldean.
To put it very simply, native Texan
is Nashville songwriting royalty. Best known for her hit songs “When
God Fearin’ Women Get The Blues” by Martina McBride, “Troubadour”
by George Strait and the Gretchen Wilson & Merle Haggard hit “Politically
Uncorrect,” Satcher’s songs have been recorded by a veritable
who’s who of the music world. Her list of cuts include Willie Nelson,
Trace Adkins, Jason Aldean, Kellie Pickler, Lee Ann Womack, Blake Shelton,
Vince Gill, Reba, Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt, Sheila E., Ariana Grande
and dozens more. She has received multiple BMI “Million-Air”
awards recognizing a song’s one millionth airplay, and her incomparable
vocals contribute to an astounding number of Grammy, CMA and ACM award-winning projects.