Hit songwriter Dave Gibson (formerly of The Gibson Miller Band) along with rising country music artists and American Armed Forces Veterans, Gunner S. Scott and Gabriel Wren, will take the stage this Veteran’s Day at Franklin LIVE’s Tribute Concert benefitting S.A.V.E. XXII, a non-profit organization that is dedicated to assisting the nation’s servicemen and women through awareness-education and direct funding by using global entertainment. The event will take place Friday, November 11th at 6:30 p.m. Franklin LIVE is located at 408 Church St. in Franklin, TN.
“I am humbled to be part of this special event,” states Gunner. “I have always wanted my music and my lyrics to reach men and women returning home from combat, who are facing mental, physical, financial and medical challenges that aren’t widely recognized or understood. I’m proud to sing on their behalf and join this fight.”
Dave, Gabriel and Gunner are joined on the line-up at Franklin’s newest venue by an array of Nashville’s award-winning entertainers including Billy Dawson, The Darlins, Tanya Davis, George Ducas, Bernie Nelson, Jasmine Caine, Anthony Adams & the Nite Owls, Greg Pratt, Gale Mayes and a surprise guest performer.
“Speaking up and making a difference in the lives of these men and women is so important,” said Gabriel. “I’m proud to stand with S.A.V.E. XXII and these talented artists to make sure these veterans know that they aren’t alone—that we see them and are here for them.”
Tickets for the concert are $22. For more information or to purchase a ticket, go to franklinlive.net. Certified onsite child care is available.
About Gunner S. Scott
Country music newcomer and former corporal in the United States Marines, Gunner S. Scott, began his music career after making a promise to a friend. PFC Ryan Larson was killed in action in Afghanistan on June 15, 2011, and driven by the bond that they shared and the promise that he made, Gunner taught himself how to play the guitar and began carving his own path for Nashville. His original music is influenced by the rock and country outlaws he listened to throughout his life, from Garth to Eric Church, Brantley Gilbert and Brian Davis. Motivated by his passion for music, his love for performing and the desire to touch our nation’s heroes with his lyrics, this talented singer-songwriter and honest storyteller is poised to make waves in Music City. He hopes that with his music, he can “join the fight for veterans” and help reach out to them with lyrics that touch on their shared experiences.
About Gabriel Wren
Gabriel Wren is a successful Nashville songwriter with credits writing for WGN America’s hit show Outlaw Country. After performing as one half of the acclaimed duo Gibson Wren alongside Dave Gibson, Gabriel is writing and performing as a solo artist with plans to release his newest single, “Guns Out”, on November 12. Gabriel served for 15 years as a Marine and National Guardsman with a tour in Afghanistan, and is now breaking sound barriers with his original country/rock sound. His musical Influences range from Bob Seger, Waylon Jennings, AC/DC and Metallica, but Gabriel is creating a sound all his own, with deep soul and strong country roots.
About Dave Gibson
Dave Gibson, who has penned seminal songs for Tanya Tucker (“If It Don’t Come Easy”), Joe Diffie (“Ships That Don’t Come In”), Confederate Railroad (“Queen of Memphis”), Steve Wariner (“Midnight Fire” & “Heart Trouble”), Montgomery Gentry (“Lonely and Gone”) and Alabama’s biggest #1 radio hit (“Jukebox in My Mind”) is no stranger to successful duos. In 1991 Gibson met Blue Miller (who had formerly played with Bob Seger) and the pair formed The Bigson Miller Band (Sony/Epic), generating countless hits and winning an ACM Award for Best New Group.
About S.A.V.E. XXII
S.A.V.E. XXII, representing selfless-service, advocacy, veteran and emergency, promotes awareness of the problems facing U.S. Veterans, many of whom are experiencing unexpected financial and other dangerous situations which call for immediate action. S.A.V.E. XXII hopes to join the ranks of those outstanding organizations and NPOs that strive to make a difference; by utilizing entertainment and direct funding, S.A.VE. supports the morale and the emergency needs of veterans. “By using entertainment as a vehicle to promote awareness, our goal is to ensure that every veteran has the basic financial means, community resources, and local battle buddy support to enable them to live and prosper individually and within their local community,” says S.A.V.E. Chairman, CEO and Veteran Jax Young. For more information, visit savexxii.org.